TEACH Public Schools

Minutes

TEACH Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday January 30, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Location

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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Topic: TEACH Regular Board Meeting
Time: Jan 30, 2024 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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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), J. Lobdell (remote), S. Burrows (remote)

Directors Absent

C. Sandoval

Ex Officio Members Present

R. Carranza

Non Voting Members Present

R. Carranza

Guests Present

B. Brown, B. Bulgeron (remote), E. Robles (remote), L. Ramirez (remote), M. Brown (remote), S. Lawson, S. Menduke, S. Rhee

I. Opening Items

A.

Record Attendance

B.

Call the Meeting to Order

J. Lobdell called a meeting of the board of directors of TEACH Public Schools to order on Tuesday Jan 30, 2024 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 December 12, 2023 Regular Board Meeting

S. Burrows made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 12, 2024 Board Meeting TEACH Regular Board Meeting on 12-12-23.
A. Dragon seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
S. Burrows
Aye
C. Sandoval
Absent
J. Lobdell
Aye
A. Dragon
Aye

III. Items Scheduled for Information and Potential Action

A.

Second Interim Financials

Richard McNeel stated the Second Interim Financials would be ready for Board approval at the next meeting and then he presented the financials through December 31st for information only.  All schools showed positive cash flow and met or exceeded each of the financial indicators such as cash on hand, base rate coverage and asset to liability ratios.  Rich reviewed his detailed report which is attached to the meeting materials. 

B.

TEACH Inc. Annual Independent Audit Report

Matt Brown gave an update on the Annual Independent Audit Report and stated there were no updates since it was presented at the last meeting.

C.

Update on TEACH Las Vegas

Matt Brown provided updates on TEACH LV that included the hiring of a new Executive Director and noted for the board that a new CMO agreement will be needed once the new ED starts his position.  Board members asked about staff hiring and Matt explained that there are several positions that need to be filled at all levels.

D.

Introduction of Board Candidate Marc Maye

Beth Bulgeron introduced candidate Marc Maye and Marc provided the board with his background, work and volunteer history.  Marc shared his commitment to the community and youth and the inspiration that led to his mission-driven contributions to the community.

E.

Principal Report from TEACH Tech High School on Mid-Year Verified Formative Assessments, Bright Spots, Special Programs and an Update on the Implementation Progress of Strategies for Reaching Strategic Goals

Steven Menduke provided the report for the high school (attached to the board materials) and explained the current assessment data and its projected forecast for end of the year school results.  He described the strategies that have been implemented at the school and the positive impact they are having on students, staff and families.  Results can be seen in both academic achievement as well as student engagement, attendance and social-emotional well-being. He highlighted the celebration of senior college acceptances.  Board member Lobdell asked about efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism and Menduke explained it was a result of offering a better product- more engaging and rigorous lessons as well as better relationships with families. 

F.

Principal Report from TEACH Academy of Technologies on Mid-Year Verified Formative Assessments, Bright Spots, Special Programs and an Update on the Implementation Progress of Strategies for Reaching Strategic Goals

Bridgette Brown shared iReady assessment data as well as progress on strategic goals and highlights (all included in packet material). She attributed student growth to the success academy program and interventions.  Bright spots included increased student engagement and support for English Learners.  Attendance issues have been mitigated through incentive programs.  Staff is working to consistently implement standards based grading practices. 

G.

Principal Report from TEACH Prep Elementary on Mid-Year Verified Formative Assessments, Bright Spots, Special Programs and an Update on the Implementation Progress of Strategies for Reaching Strategic Goals

Sharon Rhee gave the report for the elementary school.  Sharon shared iReady assessment results and highlighted student growth of particular cohorts.  Low teacher turnover has led to deepened relationships between newer and veteran teachers and. increased mentoring and peer to peer support. 

H.

Approval of the School Accountability Report Cards for TEACH Prep Elementary, TEACH Academy of Technologies and TEACH Tech Charter High School

A. Dragon made a motion to Approve the SARCs for TEACH Prep, TEACH Academy of Technologies and TEACH Tech Charter High School.
S. Burrows seconded the motion.

Dr. Carranza explained the purpose of the SARCs and the state level indicators that are described and reported on within the SARC.  Each SARC is included in the packet materials. 

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

IV. Closing Items

A.

Upcoming Meeting Date

The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for February 27, 2024 at 5 pm

B.

Public Comment

There was no public comment.

C.

Board Member Comments

There were no 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 6:10 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
J. Lobdell