Paul Robeson Charter School

Regular PRCS Board Meeting

Published on September 30, 2022 at 3:31 PM EDT
Amended on October 4, 2022 at 3:56 PM EDT

Date and Time

Tuesday October 4, 2022 at 4:00 PM EDT



This meeting is being held in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and is open to the public. Notices were duly posted and the meeting was advertised in The Trentonian and The Times of Trenton. Formal action will be taken.


      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 4:00 PM
  A. Call the Meeting to Order
  B. Record Attendance
II. Discussion
  A. HIB presentation Discuss Regina Bell

Regina Bell joining.

  B. 2022-2023 Goals Discuss John Amenda
  C. Expansion Amendment Discuss John Amenda
  D. Development Committee/Tenacre Foundation Application Discuss Ken Somberg
  E. Potential Board Retreat discussion Discuss Ken Somberg
  F. Friend of Paul Robeson Charter School – membership needs Discuss Ken Somberg
  G. D&O Policy Update and Active Shooter Policy Discuss
  H. Level Field Update Discuss Tyler Baier

Tyler Baier joining the meeting at 5:00pm. 

III. Updates
  A. Enrollment Discuss

Enrollment numbers attached. 

  B. Emergency Drill Log Discuss Freya Lund

Drill log attached. 

  C. Talent and Certification Discuss Becca Chazin

Certification tracker attached.

  D. Special Education Files Audit Update Discuss

Sp.Ed. Audit attached. 

  E. Buildings and Grounds Discuss
IV. Acceptance of Meeting Minutes
  A. Motion for Paul Robeson Charter School, Board of Trustees to accept the minutes from the August 16, 2022 board meeting. Approve Minutes Brian Falkowski
V. Motions for Approval
  A. Finance Vote Brian Falkowski

1. To approve the Secretary’s and Treasurer’s Reports for July 2022 and August 2022 as per the attached. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:232.11(a), the Paul Robeson Charter School Board of Trustees acknowledges receipt of the secretary’s certification, and after review of the monthly financial report (appropriations section) certifies that, to the best of its knowledge, as of July 2022 and August 2022, no major account or fund has been over expended in violation of N.J.A.C. 6A:232.11(b), and that sufficient funds are available to meet the school’s financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year.


2. To approve the Bills/Check List from August 15, 2022 through September 30, 2022.


3. To approve the following payrolls:

September 15,2022 payroll  $185,326.41

September 30,2022 payroll  $185,327.46


  B. Student Trips Freya Lund


  C. Buildings & Grounds Freya Lund


  D. Personnel Vote Becca Chazin and Freya Lund

1. To approve/ratify the following staff stipends:

  • Anjanae Davis- $2,400 for additional class

2. To approve/ratify following change in staff member salary:

  • Sholanda Balaam (Building Substitute) 

3. To approve/ratify the following change in staff member hours:

  • Val Vaccaro (Math Coach) 
    • Original hours: 20 hours per week / Updated: 25 hours per week

4.  To approve/ratify the following Staff Travel and Reimbursement:

  • Chrissy Sibley- $279 for BER Online, Dyslexia Support for Students (Oct. 26)
  • Shatiika Waldron- $279 per day for BER Training, Catching Up Students That Have Fallen Behind: Strategies That Work! (Grades K-6) and Cutting Edge Strategies for Increasing Learning in Fourth Grade on Nov. 7 and Dec. 2 
  • Gabrielle Magwood and Regina Bell- $99 each for NJ School Counselor Association Annual Conference on Oct. 7
  • Sherry Toner, Daniel Rohe, Joshua Saar, Todd Klokis, Sandra Mehmedagic- $90 each for NJ Social Studies Conferences on Oct. 25

5. To approve/ratify the following staff reimbursement:

  • Folasade Jacobs- $750 for tuition reimbursement

6. To approve/ratify the following staff resignation:

  • Shalonda Balaam (Building Substitute)- Resigned September 30, 2022
  E. Curriculum & Special Education Vote Freya Lund
  1. To approve/ratify the following curriculum purchases:
  • BrainPop - $1,297.50
  • Amplify (Science) - $3,588.80
  • Lexia (English) - $7,000 - online program for 3-5 ESL students
  • English 3D - $5,985.68 - ESL program for 6-8
  F. Policy/Miscellaneous Vote Brian Falkowski

To approve/ratify the following items:


  1. Emergency Virtual Instruction Plan
  2. 22-23 Goals
  3. Enrollment Amendment
  4. HIB Report
  5. HIB Policies and Procedures (to reflect amendments made to the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) in January 2022)
  6. Revised term sheet for: LFFF Loan
VI. Executive Session
VII. Adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene Regular Session
VIII. Closing Items
  A. New Business Discuss
  B. Public Comment
  C. Important Dates FYI

Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 29, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

  D. Adjourn Meeting Vote