Lake George Charter School

Minutes

Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday September 19, 2023 at 5:02 PM

Location

Lake George Charter School Room B2

Topic: LGCS Board Meeting
Time: September 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 

 

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Directors Present

A. Redd, F. Zuercher, J. Beall, J. Geffre

Directors Absent

J. Gilley

Ex Officio Members Present

S. Bissue

Non Voting Members Present

S. Bissue

Guests Present

A. Patton, Barb Faunce, Caron Smirkonich, David Bretag, Julie M Gilley, K. Snare (remote), L. Meyer, Markyda Ven Rooy, Shelley Wing, T. Townsend, Tonia Montgomery

I. Board Work Session 4:30 PM

A.

Work Session

  • the need for a bigger well or an additional well
  • need to bring sheriff, fire, state, and county in to approve new build and give suggestions
  • architect has 2 options for new build 

 

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 Sep 19, 2023 at 5:02 PM.

B.

Record Attendance and Guests

C.

Pledge of Allegiance

D.

Approve Agenda

J. Beall made a motion to to approve agenda.
F. Zuercher seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

E.

Approve previous meeting minutes - August 15, 2023

J. Geffre made a motion to approve the minutes from August Board Meeting on 08-15-23.
J. Beall seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

F.

Personnel Changes

J. Beall made a motion to approve personnel changes.
A. Redd seconded the motion.

correction - Rachel Koeter - Secondary Science not ELA.

The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

III. Administration Reports

A.

Administrator's Report

See attached

B.

Preschool Director's Update

  • kids are self serving, clean up, sleeping well
  • families adjusting
  • 15 kids
  • talked about different grants

IV. Committee Reports

A.

Lions Pride

  • helping with fire access gate
  • Halloween Carnival is full throttle
  • Chess club is going great
  • Disc Golf is learning sportsmanship, 1/4 of student body is participating, lots of parent involvement 

B.

BAC

Discussed vision/mission/goals

C.

Policy Committee

  • has not met yet

D.

Finance

  • Budget has to be approved and submitted to CDE by January.

E.

Security & Facility

  • Everyone has radios
  • Working on Emergency Response

F.

Development Committee

  • Working on several grants
  • Amanda and Tonya going to grant training

G.

Expansion

  • Began conversations w/architect who built this building
  • Plan is to be in new building by fall of '25
  • New building will be 14,000 sq. ft. w/ 8 classrooms
  • Putting together list of questions for architect

V. Board Communications

A.

Comments

N/A

VI. Public Comments

A.

Comments

  • Caron Smirkonich loves it here.
  • Barb Faunce loves it here as well.
  • When is the next BINGO night?

VII. Old Business

A.

Policy - Second Reading

J. Geffre made a motion to approve 2nd reading of GBB Rev. 2 - Staff Involvement in Decision-Making.
J. Beall seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Geffre
Aye
A. Redd
Aye
J. Beall
Aye
F. Zuercher
Aye
J. Gilley
Absent

VIII. New Business

A.

Policy - First read

F. Zuercher made a motion to First read GBEE-E Rev.2 - Staff Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications.
J. Beall seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Beall
Aye
J. Geffre
Aye
A. Redd
Aye
J. Gilley
Absent
F. Zuercher
Aye

B.

Approve change to Mission/Vision/Goals

J. Geffre made a motion to Approve change to Mission/Vision/Goals.
F. Zuercher seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
A. Redd
Aye
J. Beall
Aye
J. Geffre
Aye
F. Zuercher
Aye
J. Gilley
Absent

C.

Approve SpEd service contract

Moved to executive session

IX. Record of Email Votes

A.

Approve fencing bid for $13,250

J. Geffre made the motion to approve.

J. A Gilley seconded

The motion was approved unanimously.

X. Executive Session

A.

Enter into executive session.

F. Zuercher made a motion to Enter into executive session at 6:33pm.
J. Beall seconded the motion.

For personnel reasons per C.R.S. 24-6-402 (4)(f)(l), concerning Megan Wingert, Caron Smerkonich and Justin Smith. Also to approve SpEd service contract.

The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
A. Redd
Aye
J. Geffre
Aye
J. Beall
Aye
J. Gilley
Absent
F. Zuercher
Aye

B.

Exit executive session

J. Beall made a motion to Exit executive session at 7:56pm.
A. Redd seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Gilley
Absent
J. Beall
Aye
J. Geffre
Aye
F. Zuercher
Aye
A. Redd
Aye

C.

Vote after executive session

J. Geffre made a motion to Approve personnel action related to Megan Wingert, Caren Smerkonich and Justin Smith.
J. Beall seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Beall
Aye
J. Geffre
Aye
F. Zuercher
Aye
J. Gilley
Absent
A. Redd
Aye
J. Geffre made a motion to Approve the Special Education Contract.
J. Beall seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
F. Zuercher
Aye
A. Redd
Aye
J. Gilley
Absent
J. Geffre
Aye
J. Beall
Aye

XI. Closing Items

A.

October Work Session Items

  • Student enrichment opportunities
  • Vocational
  • College track

B.

Top 3 Communication Items

  1. Gathering ideas for enrichment opportunities
  2. Modulars
  3. Bingo/Carnival

C.

Tasks/Due Outs

  1. Send 2 plans to Fire, Sheriff & County
  2. Finance - IT schedule & certs stipend
  3. Communicate to staff

D.

Adjourn Meeting

F. Zuercher made a motion to Adjourn meeting.
J. Beall seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
A. Redd
Aye
F. Zuercher
Aye
J. Beall
Aye
J. Gilley
Absent
J. Geffre
Aye
There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 8:14 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
J. Geffre