STEM School Highlands Ranch

Board of Directors Meeting

Published on September 1, 2023 at 6:36 PM MDT

Date and Time

Tuesday September 5, 2023 at 5:30 PM MDT


P-tech Building

8920 Barrons Blvd

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129


      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 5:30 PM
  A. Record Attendance   Kelly Reyna 3 m
  B. Call the Meeting to Order  
  C. Pledge of Allegiance Rudy Lukez
  D. Reciting of the Mission Statement Greg Shick

Never Stop Innovating! We envision a world of exponential possibilities where every child develops the innate knowledge, skills, creativity and character to thrive, lead and succeed in an ever-changing future.


  E. Approve Minutes Approve Minutes Kelly Reyna 2 m
    Approve minutes for Board of Director's Meeting on August 1, 2023  
II. Academic Excellence 5:35 PM
  A. Student Updates FYI Student Gov President 5 m
  • Student Government Spotlight
  B. Executive Director Report - STEM FYI LynAnn Kovalesky 15 m
  • General School Updates
  • 24-25 School Calendar - Present with Q&A 
    • October meeting the Board will vote to approve 24-25 School Calendar
  C. 2024-25 School Calendar Discussion Discuss Michelle Gasser 10 m
III. KOSON Schools 6:05 PM
  A. CIO Updates FYI Matt Cartier 15 m
  • Enrollment Update
  • Audit Update
  • 5 Year Renewal Update
IV. Communications Update 6:20 PM
  A. 2023-24 School Year FYI Nicole Bostel 15 m

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V. Mill Levy Bond Override 6:35 PM
  A. Board Resolution 2023 Mill Levy Vote Carla Gustafson 5 m
VI. Board of Directors Update 6:40 PM
  A. 2023-2024 Board Calendar Outline FYI Kelly Reyna 5 m

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  B. Streaming Board Meetings Discuss Kelly Reyna 3 m
  • One-way streaming - no recordings
  • Public Comment updates
  C. Committee Expectations Discuss Carla Gustafson 5 m
  D. Upcoming Agenda Items FYI Kelly Reyna 2 m
  • October
    • Securly update
    • 24-25 Academic Calendar
    • 23-24 Strategy Review - mini goals
    • UIP and School Performance Framework Reports
    • Curriculum updates
VII. Public Comment 6:55 PM

This is the time to voice opinions and provide feedback about specific agenda item(s) prior to any Board action. Speakers must complete the Public Comment Form and submit it electronically no later than 12 p.m. the day of each Board meeting. If written testimony or a handout is submitted, presenters are asked to supply one (1) copy via email to

  A. Public Comment Sign up link 5 m
VIII. Executive Session 7:00 PM

The Board may enter into executive session pursuant to CRS 24-6-402(4)(h) to discuss a student incident, in which public disclosure would adversely affect the person or persons involved, and pursuant to  CRS 24-6-402(4)(b) to conference with their attorney and ask specific legal questions related to the student incident.


  A. Convene to Executive Session Vote Kelly Reyna 60 m
IX. Closing Items 8:00 PM
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote Kelly Reyna