TEACH Public Schools

Minutes

TEACH Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday August 29, 2023 at 5:00 PM

THE ORDER OF BUSINESS MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the order of consideration of matters on this agenda may be change without prior notice.
REASONABLE LIMITATIONS MAY BE PLACED ON PUBLIC TESTIMONY
The Governing Board’s presiding officer reserves the right to impose reasonable time limits on public testimony to ensure that the agenda is completed.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY
Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting of the Governing Board may request assistance by contacting TEACH Public Schools during normal business hours at as far in advance as possible, but no later than 24 hours before the meeting.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information concerning this agenda or for materials relating to this meeting, please contact TEACH Public Schools, 1846 W. Imperial Highway. Los Angeles, CA 90047; phone: 323-872-0808; fax 323-389-4898.
www.teachpublicschools.org

 

Location: TEACH Academy of Technologies, Theater

10000 S. Western Ave

Los Angeles CA 90047

 

Alternate Public Access Locations:

 

TEACH Elementary 

8505 S Western Ave 

Los Angeles, CA 90047

 

TEACH Tech Charter High School

10616 S Western Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90047

 

3680 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles CA 90010

 

3740 S Crenshaw Blvd. 

Los Angeles, CA 90016

 

1340 W 106th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90044

 

 

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Directors Present

A. Dragon (remote), C. Sandoval, J. Lobdell (remote), S. Athalye (remote), S. Burrows

Directors Absent

None

Guests Present

B. Bulgeron

I. Opening Items

A.

Record Attendance

B.

Call the Meeting to Order

C. Sandoval called a meeting of the board of directors of TEACH Public Schools to order on Tuesday Aug 29, 2023 at 5:01 PM.

C.

Public Comment

There was no public comment.

II. Consent Items

A.

Consent Items: Approve the Current Agenda and Minutes From the August 1, 2023 Board Meeting

J. Lobdell made a motion to approve the minutes from August 1, 2023 TEACH Regular Board Meeting on 08-01-23.
A. Dragon seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Lobdell
Aye
S. Burrows
Absent
S. Athalye
Aye
A. Dragon
Aye
C. Sandoval
Aye

III. Items Scheduled for Information and Potential Action

A.

Approve the Unaudited Actuals

A. Dragon made a motion to Approve the Unaudited Actuals.
J. Lobdell seconded the motion.

Richard McNeel gave the presentation on the Unaudited Actuals, explaining they were reviewed in depth previously but needed board approval. 

The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
A. Dragon
Aye
S. Burrows
Absent
J. Lobdell
Aye
C. Sandoval
Aye
S. Athalye
Aye

B.

Approve the EPA Final Report

J. Lobdell made a motion to Approve the final EPA reports.
A. Dragon seconded the motion.

Matt Brown presented the final EPA reports and explained their purpose and content, specifically the funds spent on salaries. 

The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
S. Burrows
Absent
J. Lobdell
Aye
C. Sandoval
Aye
S. Athalye
Aye
A. Dragon
Aye

C.

Board Resolution Ratifying the addition of the Board Chair as a Signers on TEACH Inc Bank Accounts

J. Lobdell made a motion to Approve the Board Resolution ratifying the Board Chair as a signer on TEACH bank account.
A. Dragon seconded the motion.

Matt Brown explained the need to have a third signer and that he discussed the responsibility with the board chair prior to the meeting and that she has agreed to take on the responsibility.  Board Member Lobdell thanked her for taking on the task. 

The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
A. Dragon
Aye
C. Sandoval
Aye
J. Lobdell
Aye
S. Athalye
Aye
S. Burrows
Absent

D.

Update on Expansion and the TEACH Fellowship

Beth Bulgeron provided information on the TEACH fellowship and explained TEACH was looking for an aspiring new charter school founder in a different region to partner with to expand TEACH. The board asked questions about the purpose and selection of particular regions and Beth explained it was based on research and consideration of such factors as receptiveness to charters, the current school choice options and the number of school aged children anticipated in the coming years in particular communities.  

E.

Consider and Approve the Employee Tuition Reimbursement Plan

J. Lobdell made a motion to Approve the Employee Tuition Reimbursement Plan.
A. Dragon seconded the motion.

Matt Brown presented the tuition reimbursement plan and explained it mirrored the benefits of BITSA and was designed to encourage the recruitment and retention of talented employees.  Member Lobdell commented on his satisfaction with the plan. 

The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
S. Athalye
Aye
C. Sandoval
Aye
J. Lobdell
Aye
S. Burrows
Absent
A. Dragon
Aye

F.

Charter Impact Contract Amendment - CALPADS / CALSAAS

A. Dragon made a motion to Approve the Charter Impact Contract Amendment.
J. Lobdell seconded the motion.

Matt Brown presented the Charter Impact Contract amendment which includes services for CALPADs/ CALSAAS.  He explained that Charter Impact has expertise in this area and the value to TEACH to contract this function to Charter Impact. 

The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
S. Burrows
Absent
C. Sandoval
Aye
S. Athalye
Aye
J. Lobdell
Aye
A. Dragon
Aye

G.

Approve Updated Comprehensive School Safety Plans for TEACH Prep Elementary School, TEACH Academy of Technologies and TEACH Tech Charter High School

J. Lobdell made a motion to Approve the Comprehensive School Safety Plans.
A. Dragon seconded the motion.

Beth Bulgeron gave the presentation on the updates to the Comprehensive School Safety Plans. 

The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
S. Burrows
Absent
A. Dragon
Aye
C. Sandoval
Aye
J. Lobdell
Aye
S. Athalye
Aye

H.

Principal Reports from TEACH Prep Elementary, TEACH Academy of Technologies, and TEACH Tech Charter High School

Sharon Rhee gave her presentation and explained her areas of focus for the school year.  She described a smooth start to the beginning of the year.  She also introduced her new Assistant Principal. 

 

Greg Perez gave a report on his areas of strategic focus for the school year and posed questions that the school was focused on going forward. 

 

Steven Menduke provided an update on the high school that included areas of focus, new strategies, work around professional development and using student voice to inform decisions about the direction of the school.  He highlighted the new Wellness Saturdays as an on-going event for all three schools to enhance the sense of community with TEACH families. 

 

Detailed written reports from each Principal are included in the packet materials. 

I.

CEO Report

Dr. Carranza discussed the Summer Institute and areas for revision next year.  He explained the school year had a smooth opening despite being closed one day for the storm.  He expressed gratitude for a great team of administrators and thanked Board Member Lobdell for his kind words at Mrs. Cunningham's service. 

IV. Closing Items

A.

Upcoming Meeting Date

The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for September 26th at 5 pm. 

B.

Public Comment

There was no public comment but Beth invited the board to the CSDC conference in November. 

C.

Board Member Comments

There were no additional Board comments. 

D.

Adjourn Meeting

There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 5:53 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
C. Sandoval
Documents used during the meeting
  • 2023_08_01_board_meeting_minutes.pdf
  • FY23-TES-UAR Submission.pdf
  • FY23-TAT-UAR Submission.pdf
  • FY23-TTHS-UAR Submission.pdf
  • FY22-23-EPA Final Projected Expenditures_TES.pdf
  • FY22-23-EPA Final Projected Expenditures_TAT.pdf
  • FY22-23-EPA Final Projected Expenditures_TTHS-1.pdf
  • TEACH_INC_BANKING_BOARD_RESOLUTION.docx
  • Tuition reimbursement plan.pdf
  • CI-TEACH Contract Supplement - CALPADS.pdf
  • 2023_Comprehensive_School_Safety_Plan_TEACH_Academy_of_Technologies_20230727 (1) (1).pdf
  • 2023_Comprehensive_School_Safety_Plan_TEACH_Tech_Charter_High_School_20230731 (2) (1).pdf
  • School Safety Plan (1).pdf
  • Board Meeting 8_1_ TEACH Tech Principal’s Report (1).pdf
  • Principal's Report to Board TEACH Prep August.pdf
  • TAT Principal's Report to Board.pdf
  • August 29 Board Meeting Director Report.pdf