Paul Robeson Charter School

Regular Board Meeting

Published on November 3, 2023 at 4:47 PM EDT
Amended on November 7, 2023 at 12:21 PM EST

Date and Time

Tuesday November 7, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST


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. Departmental Rotations: Operations Team
  B. Dashboard Discuss
  C. Level Field / Aegis Update Discuss
  D. Development Committee/Fundraising Update Discuss Ken Somberg
  E. Groundbreaking Ceremony Discuss
  F. Informational Item- Governance Training FYI Brian Falkowski
III. Updates
  A. Enrollment Discuss Freya Lund
  B. Emergency Drill Log Discuss Freya Lund
  C. Talent and Certification Discuss Becca Chazin
  D. Special Education Files Audit Update Discuss Freya Lund
  E. Buildings and Grounds Discuss Freya Lund


IV. Acceptance of Meeting Minutes
  A. Motion for Paul Robeson Charter School, Board of Trustees to accept the minutes from the October 3, 2023 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 September 2023 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 September 2023, 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 29, 2023 to September 25, 2023.


3. To approve the following payrolls:

          10/15/23 payroll  $206,801.70

          10/30/23 payroll  $223,226.66



  B. Student Field Trips Vote Brian Falkowski

1. To approve/ratify the following student field trip:

Location- Planetarium

Grade- 3rd Grade

Cost- $300 ($5/student), $2,000 for bus

Date- February 2, 2024

  C. Personnel Vote Becca Chazin and Freya Lund

1. To approve/ratify the following staff hire:

Employee- Dianabel Nazario

Position- Operations Assistant and Personal Care Assistant

10mo/12mo- 12 month

Salary- $--,---



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

Employee- Juan Puppo

Cost- $199

Description- NJPSA Letting Students Take the Wheel

Date- May 2, 2024


  D. Curriculum & Special Education Vote Freya Lund
  1. To approve/ratify the following curriculum purchases:

Xello (Career curriculum for SEL)- $3,000

PowerSchool Enrollment- $5,640.17

Fishtank (6th grade reading pilot)- $1,000

  E. Buildings and Grounds


  F. Policy/Miscellaneous Vote Brian Falkowski

1. To approve the Annual Fiscal Questionnaire

VI. Executive Session
  A. It is expected that the Board will go into Executive Session. Vote
VII. Adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene Regular Session
  A. Adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene Regular Session Vote
VIII. Closing Items
  A. New Business Discuss
  B. Public Comment
  C. Important Dates FYI
  • PRCS Groundbreaking Ceremony- Wednesday, November 8th
  • Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, December 20th
  D. Adjourn Meeting Vote