Back Board Meeting: Tue May 28, 2019

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Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools (YPICS)

Minutes

Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday May 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Location

Monsenor Oscar Romero Charter School - 2670 W. 11th Street, Los Angeles CA 90006

Meeting Call In Number: (605) 313-5086, Access# 1004153.
Board Members calling in from 17112 Minnehaha Street, Granada Hills, CA 91344; 501 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 25024 Highspring Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321; 1625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015; 17037 Chatsworth Street, Granada Hills, California 91344.
 

Trustees Present

C. Lopez, J. Lucente, M. Green (remote), M. Keipp, S. Mendoza

Trustees Absent

A. Reza, C. Vaquerano

Trustees Arrived Late

S. Mendoza

Guests Present

F. Zepeda, I. Castillo, Jennifer Archer, Jesse Noonan, K. Gamez, R. Duenas, R. Quon, Shawn Bolton, Vitoria Meira, Y. Fuentes, Y. King-Berg, Y. Zubia

I. Opening Items

A.Record Attendance and Guests

B.Call the Meeting to Order

M. Keipp called a meeting of the board of trustees of Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools (YPICS) to order on Tuesday May 28, 2019 @ 6:11 PM at Monsenor Oscar Romero Charter School - 2670 W. 11th Street, Los Angeles CA 90006.

C.Flag Salute

D.Additions/Corrections to Agenda

The Board voted unanimously to move Section V, item I to closed session.  Joe Lucente motioned and Cesar Lopez seconded.  

E.Approval of April 22, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

J. Lucente made a motion to approve minutes from the Board Meeting on 04-22-19.
C. Lopez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
C. Vaquerano Absent
A. Reza Absent
C. Lopez Aye
M. Keipp Aye
M. Green Aye
S. Mendoza Absent
J. Lucente Aye

II. Communications

A.Presentations from the Public

There were no presentations from the public.

III. Items Scheduled For Information

A.School Climate Grant Update

Jesse Noonan, YPI grant manager and Shawn Bolton, School Climate manager gave the Board an update on the grant.  

The grant is coming to a close , but a new three year grant, housed by New Village Girls Academy, will provide Monsenor, Bert Corona Middle, and  Bert Corona high school with a social worker on site once a week.  

B.YPICS Fiscal Policies and Procedures Manual

As the high school prepares for submitting their petition in July, the fiscal policy needs to be reviewed and approved no more than 60 days prior to submission.  The fiscal policy will be brought back as an action item at the next meeting. 

C.Update from AD HOC Health Benefits Committee

The update will be given in Section V, item D. 

D.LCAP Update

The LCAPs will be brought to the Board in June.

E.Committee/ Council Reports

There were no reports this month. 

F.Facilites Update

MORCS - the LAUSD gym project has started and beams are up.  

BCCS - SB 740 reimbursements will decrease making the budget tighter.  The school's priority will be keeping the inside of classrooms dry. 

BCCHS - Currently, YPICS is working with a local developer on finding properties to house the high school. The Boys and Girls club of Pacoima is still a prospective location. 

 

G.Bert Corona Executive Administrator Report

This month the 8th graders went on their Knights by the Sea field trip, a Bert tradition.  As the year comes to an end, the focus is on the 5th grade promotion ceremony, 8th awards night and culmination.  

H.Monsenor Oscar Romero Executive Administrator Report

There are a lot of end of the year events happening from awards to parent celebrations to culmination.  Twenty 8th graders received non-culminating notices due to grades, behavior and/or attendance. These students will have a change to appeal the decision in the next weeks before culmination.   

I.Bert Corona Charter High School Executive Administrator Report

The high school remains at having five suspensions for the school year and parent involvement increasing.  Parent meetings have been a success with 30 parents in attendance.  LAPD has helped put on some of these informational meetings which parents want more of.  Lastly, 90% of the 12th graders will be graduating in June. 

J.Executive Director's Report

Ms. King-Berg's report was made available to the Board via Board On Track and highlighted current legislation locally and nationally. 

IV. Consent Agenda Items

A.Background

B.Consent Items

J. Lucente made a motion to approve the consent agenda items.
C. Lopez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Lucente Aye
M. Keipp Aye
S. Mendoza Absent
C. Vaquerano Absent
A. Reza Absent
M. Green Aye
C. Lopez Aye

V. Items Scheduled For Action

A.APRIL 2019 YPICS Financials

C. Lopez made a motion to approve the YPICS' April 2019 financials and check registers as submitted.
J. Lucente seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Lucente Aye
S. Mendoza Absent
C. Vaquerano Absent
C. Lopez Aye
M. Green Aye
M. Keipp Aye
A. Reza Absent

B.FY 18/19 Spring ConApp

J. Lucente made a motion to approve the Application of Funding for Title I, II, III and IV funding for FY19-20.
C. Lopez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Lucente Aye
S. Mendoza Absent
C. Lopez Aye
A. Reza Absent
C. Vaquerano Absent
M. Keipp Aye
M. Green Aye

C.FY 19/20 Preliminary Budget

The preliminary budget will be brought back at the next board meeting.  The finance committee will be meeting next week to work on the budget. 

D.Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 Kaiser Permenante and Medical Plans for Benefitted Employees

C. Lopez made a motion to approve the FY19-20 health benefit plans including a move to only Kaiser as the medical carrier.
J. Lucente seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
C. Lopez Aye
M. Keipp Aye
A. Reza Absent
M. Green Aye
J. Lucente Aye
S. Mendoza Absent
C. Vaquerano Absent

E.Recommendation to approve extension of contract with Better 4 You Meals

J. Lucente made a motion to extend the Better 4 You Meals contract for the 2019-2020 school year.
C. Lopez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
C. Vaquerano Absent
C. Lopez Aye
M. Keipp Aye
A. Reza Absent
S. Mendoza Absent
M. Green Aye
J. Lucente Aye

F.Recommendation to approve continued membership in the California Charter Schools Association

J. Lucente made a motion to approve the continued CCSA membership for the 2019-2020 school year.
C. Lopez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
M. Green Aye
M. Keipp Aye
J. Lucente Aye
A. Reza Absent
S. Mendoza Absent
C. Lopez Aye
C. Vaquerano Absent

G.Recommendation to approve AD HOC Committee to nominate YPICS Board Members for the 2019-2020

S. Mendoza arrived late.
J. Lucente made a motion to approve the AD Hoc Board Member Committee with the following members: Mary Keipp, Sandra Mendoza, Cesar Lopez, and Yvette King-Berg.
S. Mendoza seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
C. Vaquerano Absent
M. Green Aye
S. Mendoza Aye
C. Lopez Aye
M. Keipp Aye
J. Lucente Aye
A. Reza Absent

H.Recommendation to receive and file LAUSD Annual Performance-Based Oversight Visit Available Reports

S. Mendoza made a motion to receive and file the LAUSD oversight reports available.
C. Lopez seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
M. Green Aye
C. Vaquerano Absent
J. Lucente Aye
C. Lopez Aye
S. Mendoza Aye
A. Reza Absent
M. Keipp Aye

I.Review Executive Director Salary Study

This item was moved to a Closed Session item.

J.Recommendation to approve GEAR UP MOU with YPI

J. Lucente made a motion to approve the GEAR Up Memorandum of Understanding.
S. Mendoza seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.
Roll Call
S. Mendoza Aye
A. Reza Absent
M. Green Aye
M. Keipp Aye
C. Lopez Aye
C. Vaquerano Absent
J. Lucente Aye

VI. Closed Session

A.Matters to be discussed are those permitted by Government Code Section 54957 and 54956.9

The Board moved into Closed Session at 7:40 PM. 

B.Government code 54957

C.Government code 54956.9

VII. Open Session

A.Items Scheduled for Action

The reconvened Open Session at 8:25 PM. 
No action was taken in Closed Session.

VIII. Closing Items

A.Adjourn Meeting

There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Y. Zubia