Paul Robeson Charter School

Minutes

Regular PRCS Board Meeting

January 24th, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Date and Time

Tuesday January 24, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Location

Zoom

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.

Trustees Present

A. Fajardo (remote), B. Blount (remote), B. Englezos (remote), K. Somberg (remote), T. Rebar (remote)

Trustees Absent

V. Aggarwal

Guests Present

B. Chazin (remote), B. Falkowski (remote), J. Amenda (remote), K. Lamilla (remote), S. Spuhler (remote)

I. Opening Items

A.

Call the Meeting to Order

K. Somberg called a meeting of the board of trustees of Paul Robeson Charter School to order on Tuesday Jan 24, 2023 at 4:02 PM.

B.

Record Attendance

K. Somberg made a motion to accept the resignation of Chuck Freyer from the Board of Trustees.
T. Rebar seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

II. Discussion

A.

Dashboard Review

John provided to the Board

B.

CSP and Expansion Update

C.

PRCS Lease Update

John provided update to the Board on the lease

D.

Survey of Board Member Interest

E.

PTO Policy Discussion

Becca provided presentation to the Board

F.

Organizational Health Survey

John put to the Board - no changes at this time.

G.

Development Committee Update

Development Committee Updates

Ken - development committee update on potential future opportunities.

Beth - update to Board on recent informative meeting.

 

H.

Board Retreat Planning

Bryant provided update to the Board - Board Retreat will be held during a regularly scheduled meeting. Bryant to send out an agenda out to the Board. 

I.

Enrollment

John provided Enrollment update to the Board 

J.

Emergency Drill Log

Freya provided speaker update to the Board concerning safety drills.

Ken commented on Drill Log

K.

Finance Update

Brian provided financial update to the Board.

 

 

L.

Level Field Update

Shelby and Tyler provide Pre-Development update to the Board.

III. Acceptance of Meeting Minutes

A.

Motion for Paul Robeson Charter School, Board of Trustees to accept the minutes from the November 29th, 2022 board meeting.

T. Rebar made a motion to approve the minutes from Regular PRCS Board Meeting on 11-29-22.
B. Blount seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
T. Rebar
Aye
A. Fajardo
Aye
B. Englezos
Aye
K. Somberg
Aye
V. Aggarwal
Absent
B. Blount
Aye

IV. Motions for Approval

A.

Finance

A. Fajardo made a motion to approve Finance items 1 - 3.
B. Englezos seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
V. Aggarwal
Absent
A. Fajardo
Aye
K. Somberg
Aye
B. Blount
Aye
B. Englezos
Aye
T. Rebar
Aye

B.

Student Trips

T. Rebar made a motion to approve Student Trip item 1.
K. Somberg seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
B. Englezos
Aye
B. Blount
Aye
V. Aggarwal
Absent
A. Fajardo
Aye
T. Rebar
Aye
K. Somberg
Aye

C.

Buildings & Grounds

B. Englezos made a motion to approve Buildings & Grounds item 1.
B. Blount seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
B. Englezos
Aye
T. Rebar
Aye
A. Fajardo
Aye
B. Blount
Aye
V. Aggarwal
Absent
K. Somberg
Aye

D.

Personnel

T. Rebar made a motion to approve Personnel items 1 - 5.
A. Fajardo seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
B. Blount
Aye
V. Aggarwal
Absent
A. Fajardo
Aye
B. Englezos
Aye
K. Somberg
Aye
T. Rebar
Aye

E.

Curriculum & Special Education

B. Englezos made a motion to approve the Aqua Phoenix curriculum contract.
B. Blount seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
B. Blount
Aye
K. Somberg
Aye
V. Aggarwal
Absent
B. Englezos
Aye
A. Fajardo
Aye
T. Rebar
Aye

F.

Policy/Miscellaneous

A. Fajardo made a motion to approve the PRCS updated Lease.
B. Blount seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
B. Englezos
Aye
T. Rebar
Aye
V. Aggarwal
Absent
K. Somberg
Aye
B. Blount
Aye
A. Fajardo
Aye

V. Closing Items

A.

New Business

B.

Public Comment

C.

Important Dates

D.

Adjourn Meeting

K. Somberg made a motion to adjourn meeting.
B. Blount seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 5:41 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
S. Spuhler