Lake George Charter School

Minutes

August Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday August 15, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Topic: LGCS Board Meeting
Time: August 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 

 

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Directors Present

A. Redd, F. Zuercher, J. Beall (remote), J. Geffre, J. Gilley

Directors Absent

None

Ex Officio Members Present

S. Bissue, V. Cooper (remote)

Non Voting Members Present

S. Bissue, V. Cooper (remote)

Guests Present

Julie M Gilley, K. Snare (remote), Lance Geffre, Markyda VenRooy, Shawn VenRooy, Shelley Wing, T. Townsend

I. Board Work Session 4:30 PM

A.

Work Session

Expansion progress and needs for both elementary and secondary.

II. Opening Items

A.

Call the Meeting to Order

J. Geffre called a meeting of the board of directors of Lake George Charter School to order on Tuesday Aug 15, 2023 at 5:02 PM.

B.

Record Attendance and Guests

C.

Pledge of Allegiance

D.

Approve Agenda

F. Zuercher made a motion to approve the August 2023 agenda.
J. Gilley seconded the motion.

With the addition of Item C under New Business for approval of an elementary calendar change, and adding 'Security" under executive session.

The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

E.

Approve previous meeting minutes - June 13, 2023

F. Zuercher made a motion to approve the minutes from June Board Meeting on 06-13-23.
J. Geffre seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

F.

Approve previous minutes - Board Work Session (Jun 29 2023)

F. Zuercher made a motion to approve the minutes from Brd Work Session on 06-29-23.
J. Geffre seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
F. Zuercher
Aye
A. Redd
Aye
J. Beall
Aye
J. Geffre
Aye
J. Gilley
Abstain

G.

Personnel Changes

F. Zuercher made a motion to approve personnel changes listed on the agenda.
J. Gilley seconded the motion.

With the addition of Angel Dettenrieder for MS/HS ELA as new hire,

adding 2 part time SpEd para positions to Open positions,

and adding Interim to Elementary and Secondary Administrator titles.

The board VOTED to approve the motion.

III. Administration Reports

A.

Preschool Director's Update

Shelley Wing is working on Buell Grant renewal.  The preschool waitlist continues to grow.

IV. Committee Reports

A.

Lions Pride

L.P. is helping to fix the gate so any necessary fire equipment can come through.

Installed a disc golf course on the hill by the hiking trail.

Gearing up for the Halloween Carnival.  Looking for volunteers.

B.

BAC

Will meet in September.

C.

Policy Committee

Will have new policies to look over in September.

D.

Finance

J. Geffre made a motion to approve June financials and 22/23 EOY Closeout.
J. Gilley seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

E.

Security & Facility

The compressor for the fridge has been replaced.

Too much heat in the small room upstairs.

Water quality

Water storage

Septic upgrade

F.

Development Committee

Julie A. Gilley gave an update.

Working on the Gates Foundation grant.

Learned the Best Grant will cover more of the expansion than previously expected.

Need all families to fill out the Free and Reduced lunch paperwork for us to possibly receive Title 1 funding.

G.

Expansion

1 modular is in place, 2nd one expected by August 25th.

The new building is expected to be ready by fall of 2025.  It will be built on the north side, off the art room, into the rear parking area.

V. Board Communications

A.

Comments

N/A

VI. Public Comments

A.

Comments

N/A

VII. Old Business

A.

Policy - Second Reading

F. Zuercher made a motion to approve second reading of the below policy.
J. Geffre seconded the motion.

EBCB-R Rev.3 - Safety Drills

The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

VIII. New Business

A.

Policy - First read

N/A

B.

Approve Expansion Budget

Table

J. Gilley made a motion to approve calendar change for elementary.
A. Redd seconded the motion.

Switching a Teacher work day on November 3, with a P/T day on December 1st.

The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

IX. Record of Email Votes

A.

Vote for 2 Administrator positions & advertising for both

Date: June 30

1st:  J Geffre

2nd: J. Beall

Vote: J. Beall (yes), J. Geffre (yes), J. Gilley (absent), A. Redd (yes), F. Zuercher (yes)

B.

Refrigerator compressor repair ($3135)

Date: July 6

1st:  J. Geffre

2nd:  F. Zuercher

Vote: Unanimous yes

C.

Expansion - Civil Engineer contract

Date: July 11

1st:  J. Geffre

2nd:  J. Gilley

Vote: Unanimous yes

D.

Expansion - Fire Alarm contract

Date: July 18

1st:  J. Geffre

2nd:  J. Gilley

Vote: Unanimous yes

 

E.

Advertise Special Education position

Date: July 24

1st:  J. Geffre

2nd:  F. Zuercher

Vote: Unanimous yes

F.

Hiring - multiple positions

Samantha Bissue (Interim Elementary Administrator), Vickie Cooper (Interim Secondary Administrator), Caron Smerkonich (4th Grade Teacher).

 

To be added for approval to Aug meeting

X. Executive Session

A.

Enter into executive session

F. Zuercher made a motion to enter into executive session at 6:10 pm.
J. Gilley seconded the motion.

For personnel reasons per C.R.S. 24-6-402 (4)(f)(I), concerning Vickie Cooper, Venus Nutter, and Kathleen Ogden. (Kat Hallam has been removed, and Lizzie Meyer added).

A discussion on Security has also been added per C.R.S. 24-6-402 (4)(d)

The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

B.

Exit executive session

J. Gilley made a motion to exit executive session at 7:55 pm.
A. Redd seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

C.

Vote after executive session

J. Geffre made a motion to approve personnel matters as discussed in executive session.
J. Gilley seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

XI. Closing Items

A.

September Work Session Items

Beginning of year progress

B.

Top 3 Communication Items

Welcome new staff.

Remind parents, community and staff of the different committees they can join.

Shout out to Lions Pride and all their hard work.

Remind parents of the importance in filling out the Free and Reduced lunch forms.

C.

Tasks/Due Outs

CMAS test results and Title 1 standing from District - Samantha Bissue

Gates Foundation - Amanda Redd

Precertification Incentive requirements and Security issues - Jen Geffre

D.

Adjourn Meeting

J. Gilley made a motion to adjourn the meeting at.
A. Redd seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously 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 8:01 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
K. Snare