Urban Montessori Charter School
Regular Board Meeting
Date and Time
4551 Steele Street, Oakland, CA 94619. Ring the front bell or call/text 510-290-4005 for entry. Signage on campus will direct you to the correct room, generally the Head of School's Office.
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Meeting ID: 825 9285 5160; Passcode 510 842 1181
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Meeting ID: 825 9285 5160
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Members: Kara Fortuna, Greg Klein, Sarah Morrill (Chair), Ann Rhodes, Donald Williams
Urban Montessori Charter School welcomes your participation at Board meetings. The purpose of a public meeting of the Board of Directors (“Board”) is to conduct the affairs of the organization in public. Your participation assures us of continuing community interest in our school and assists the Board in making the best decisions for our school. To assist you in the ease of speaking/participating in our meetings, guidelines are provided at the bottom of this agenda. All materials for all board and committee meetings, including audio recordings of Regular Board Meetings, are available on our BoardOnTrack public portal and also through the UMCS School Calendar.
|I.||Opening Items||5:30 PM|
|A.||Call the Meeting to Order||Sarah Morrill|
This meeting is being audio-recorded.
|B.||Record Attendance||Greg Klein||1 m|
|C.||Review of Action/Discussion Items||Discuss||Sarah Morrill||1 m|
With input from the board, the Chair may decide, based upon a number of factors, to reorder the action/discussion items to best suit the needs of the meeting. No additional action/discussion items will be added at this time.
|D.||Community Agreements Discussion||Discuss||Sarah Morrill||2 m|
What do each of these agreements look and sound like in our meetings?
|E.||Board and Community Appreciations||Sarah Morrill||5 m|
Members of the Board and UMCS community may provide appreciations and affirmations during this time.
|F.||Board Member Comment||Sarah Morrill||5 m|
Any board member wishing to speak to an issue regarding UMCS that does not pertain to an agenda item may do so at this time. No further discussion or action will take place following each board member’s comments.
|G.||Presentations from the Floor||Sarah Morrill||10 m|
PRESENTATIONS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS – Any person wishing to speak to any item not on the agenda will be granted three minutes to make a presentation. Speakers requiring translation shall have double time. Comments should refer to matters within the jurisdiction of this committee.
|II.||Head of School Report||5:54 PM|
The Head of School and their designees will present topics of interest to the Board and the general public.
|A.||Head of School Report||Discuss||Krishna Feeney||10 m|
Report topics this meeting may include:
|III.||Family Advisory Council||6:04 PM|
|A.||Discussion Item - Committee Report||Discuss||Kara Fortuna||5 m|
|IV.||Executive & Governance Committee||6:09 PM|
|A.||Discussion Item: Committee Report||Discuss||Sarah Morrill||30 m|
Discussion of organizing dinners at Board Meetings.
Discussion of how and when each committee's work comes to the full board.
Committee report may also include updates on:
|B.||Board and Committee Officers & Members||Vote||Sarah Morrill||2 m|
As needed, the Board may take action to change its officers, as well as committee membership and leadership.
|V.||Other Business||6:41 PM|
|A.||Oakland and California Updates||Discuss||Greg Klein||5 m|
Updates and current events related to Oakland USD, Alameda County Office of Education, and California, and potential implications for UMCS.
|B.||Approve Minutes from June 22, 2023 Regular Meeting||Approve Minutes||Sarah Morrill||1 m|
|C.||LunchMasters 2023-2024 renewal contract||Vote||Greg Klein||3 m|
Discussion and vote on LunchMasters 2023-2024 renewal contract.
|D.||Action Item - Vote on General Consent Report||Vote||Sarah Morrill||2 m|
General Consent Report for August 24, 2023
[items may be linked or attached directly here in the agenda, or on BoardOnTrack under this date's Meeting and then "Documents."]
|E.||Collect New Business items for Future Meetings||Discuss||Sarah Morrill||2 m|
|F.||Community Agreement Reflection||Discuss||Sarah Morrill||5 m|
Are there any reflections on how those present at this meeting observed (or not) our Community Agreements?
|VI.||Closed Session||6:59 PM|
|A.||Closed Session Items||Discuss||Sarah Morrill||15 m|
"Closed Session" is always agendized ahead of time as a "Discuss" item. If any votes are taken during any Closed Session, those are reported out publicly upon return to Open Session.
|VII.||Return to Open Session||7:14 PM|
|A.||Report out of any closed session action(s)||Vote||Sarah Morrill||1 m|
"Return to Open Session" is always agendized ahead of time as a "Vote" item. It is not meant to indicate the the Board shall take an action at this time. If any votes are taken during any Closed Session, those are reported out publicly at this time on the agenda.
|VIII.||Closing Items||7:15 PM|
|A.||Adjourn Meeting||FYI||Sarah Morrill|