Paul Robeson Charter School

Minutes

Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday August 29, 2023 at 4:00 PM

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

B. Englezos (remote), K. Somberg (remote), T. Rebar (remote), V. Aggarwal (remote)

Trustees Absent

A. Fajardo, B. Blount

Guests Present

B. Chazin (remote), B. Falkowski (remote), C. Freyer (remote), J. Amenda (remote), K. Lamilla (remote), K. Tini (remote), S. Smith (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 Aug 29, 2023 at 4:02 PM.

B.

Record Attendance

K. Somberg made a motion to Accept the resignation of Alex Fajardo as Board Trustee effective 8/29/2023.
B. Englezos seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
A. Fajardo
Absent
B. Blount
Absent
B. Englezos
Aye
K. Somberg
Aye
T. Rebar
Aye
V. Aggarwal
Aye

II. Discussion

A.

Departmental Rotations: Leadership Team

Freya presented to the Board her background and the start of the school;

introduced Simone to the Board of Trustees - new Director of Ops;

Mary Mooney also introduced herself to the Board of Trustees

Jessica Brandenburg also introduced herself to the Board of Trustees;

Ashanti Waters also introduced herself to the Board of Trustees

B.

High School Update

Corey Michener presented to the Board of Trustees

C.

23-24 Priority and Goal Setting

John presents to the Board of Trustees

V. Aggarwal made a motion to Motion to approve PRCS 23-24 Priority and School Goals, as attached.
T. Rebar seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

D.

Investment Options Presentation

Brian Falkowski presents to the Board of Trustees

E.

Level Field Update

Tyler and Ashley update the Board of Trustees

F.

Development Committee/Fundraising Update

Ken provided brief update to the Board of Trustees.

III. Updates

A.

Enrollment

John provides update to the Board of Trustees

B.

Emergency Drill Log

C.

Talent and Certification

Becca Chazin provides update to the Board - 2 open positions.

D.

Special Education Files Audit Update

E.

Buildings and Grounds

IV. Acceptance of Meeting Minutes

A.

Motion for Paul Robeson Charter School, Board of Trustees to accept the minutes from the June 6, 2023 board meeting.

V. Aggarwal made a motion to approve the minutes from Regular Board Meeting on 06-06-23.
B. Englezos seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

B.

Motion for Paul Robeson Charter School, Board of Trustees to accept the minutes from the August 3, 2023 special board meeting.

T. Rebar made a motion to approve the minutes from Special Board Meeting on 08-03-23.
B. Englezos seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

C.

Motion for Paul Robeson Charter School, Board of Trustees to accept the minutes from the November 10, 2022 board meeting.

V. Aggarwal made a motion to approve the minutes from PRCS Board Meeting on 11-10-22.
B. Englezos seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

V. Motions for Approval

A.

Finance

V. Aggarwal made a motion to approve Finance Items 1 to 8.
T. Rebar seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

B.

Buildings & Grounds

None

C.

Personnel

K. Somberg made a motion to approve Personnel items 1 to 4.
B. Englezos seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
K. Somberg
Aye
B. Englezos
Aye
T. Rebar
Aye
V. Aggarwal
Aye
B. Blount
Absent
A. Fajardo
Absent

D.

Curriculum & Special Education

V. Aggarwal made a motion to approve Curriculum and Special Education item 1.
K. Somberg seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

E.

Student Field Trips

T. Rebar made a motion to approve Student Field Trip item 1.
B. Englezos seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

F.

Policy/Miscellaneous

B. Englezos made a motion to approve Policy and Misc items 1 to 6.
K. Somberg seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

VI. Executive Session

A.

It is expected that the Board will go into Executive Session.

No Executive Session needed at tonight's meeting.

VII. Closing Items

A.

New Business

None

B.

Public Comment

None

C.

Important Dates

Board/Staff Meet and Greet - Sept 6th

 

Next Board Meeting - October 3rd

B. Englezos made a motion to adjourn meeting.
K. Somberg seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.

D.

Adjourn Meeting

There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 5:42 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
S. Spuhler