TEACH Public Schools


TEACH Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday September 26, 2023 at 5:00 PM


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Topic: TEACH Public Schools Regular Board meeting
Time: Sep 26, 2023 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Notice is hereby given that the order of consideration of matters on this agenda may be change without prior notice.
The Governing Board’s presiding officer reserves the right to impose reasonable time limits on public testimony to ensure that the agenda is completed.
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 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.


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, C. Sandoval, J. Lobdell, S. Athalye

Directors Absent

S. Burrows

Ex Officio Members Present

R. Carranza

Non Voting Members Present

R. Carranza

Guests Present

B. Bulgeron (remote), F. Williams, G. Perez, R. McNeel (remote), S. Menduke, S. Rhee

I. Opening Items


Record Attendance


Call the Meeting to Order

C. Sandoval called a meeting of the board of directors of TEACH Public Schools to order on Tuesday Sep 26, 2023 at 5:01 PM.


Public Comment

There was no public comment.


II. Consent Items


Consent Items: Approve the Current Agenda and Minutes From the August 29th Board Meeting

J. Lobdell made a motion to approve the minutes from the August 29th meeting TEACH Regular Board Meeting on 08-29-23.
A. Dragon seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
S. Athalye
J. Lobdell
S. Burrows
A. Dragon
C. Sandoval

III. Items Scheduled for Information and Potential Action


Fiscal Report

Richard McNeel provided the financial report as of August 31st close.  All sites have a surplus of cash flow and meet or exceed the cash on hand requirement, regular debt service rations and there is currently 22 million in current assets which is 3.36 times the liabilities. 


At TEACH Academy, revenue is up significantly due to increased ADA, the school has 258 days cash on hand.  At the high school, ADA is below projected and overall revenue is down.  Board member asked about the lower ADA and McNeel explained that the school was still in robust financial health.  At the elementary school, ADA is up, revenue up and all positions are filled. the school has a projected 204 days cash on hand. The CMO is projected to end the year at 3.4 million. The Financial report presentation is attached to the meeting materials.


CEO Report

Dr. Carranza gave an update on how the school year was going for the schools- diagnostic testing is taking place, seniors are gearing up for the college application season, and the school site leaders are focusing on academics.  


Principal Reports on Preliminary Diagnostic Assessment Data and Professional Development Plans

Steven Menduke gave the presentation for the high school (materials included in packet).  He described the initial diagnostic testing and noted that every grade level grew in RIT score and and the staff is unpacking diagnostic data in professional development.  He described reading across the curriculum and two professional development pathways- culture and environment and rigor.  All teachers study both pathways but separating the areas has allowed the team to increase focus and specific strategies for each.  Board Member Lobdell asked about the impact of no social worker and Carranza explained that the identified candidate took another position but the position may be revisited.  He explained it was intended to be a shared position among the schools.  


Greg Perez gave the report for the 5th and 6th grade.  He described in detail the different assessments  that students were taking and that some students were significantly below grade level but did not go into detail on student academic levels.  He talked about the various platforms. 

IV. Closing Items


Upcoming Meeting Date

The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for October 24th at 5 pm. 


Public Comment

There was no public comment. 


Board Member Comments

Board Member Lobdell thanked staff for connecting the board to the Brown Act training provided by the law firm and asked for confirmation to be sent.  


Adjourn Meeting

There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
C. Sandoval
Documents used during the meeting
  • FY23-24 Financials as of 08.31.23 Close_V2.pdf
  • FY23-24 Financials as of 08.31.23 Close_V2.pdf
  • September Board Meeting Director Report.pdf
  • Board Meeting 9_26_ TEACH Tech Principal’s Report (1).pdf
  • TAT Principal's Report to Board_September.pdf