Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
April 11 , 2006
Present: Walker, Bernstrom, Lubke, Conlon, Corning, M. Munson, McKeon,
Staff: K. Munson, Adams
Guests: Susan Chapman, parent; Marcy Doud and Mary Pat Nessler, Minnesota
Charter School Special Education
Call to Order
Chair Conlon called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. and read the
M/S/C Motion to move Old Business item C. Management Team Report
on addition of Jr. High to the beginning of the section. McKeon,
Munson, all in favor.
I. Special Education Presentation – Bob Bernstrom
II. Management Team Report – Dan McKeon
Discussion about the impending hearing for a student who is suspended
and action that should be taken regarding his remaining at TrekNorth.
III. Consent Agenda
M/S/C Motion to approve the consent agenda items as presented. McKeon,
Bernstrom, all in favor.
IV. Old Business
A. Report on strategic planning process
- Marketing committee and
planning meeting was recapped by McKeon. Review of action to
be taken by staff before year end.
- Financial viability goals - Internal
structure will be studied over the course of the summer.
M/S/C Motion to have the finance committee submit to the board
financial goals and processes as soon as possible. Munson, Lubke,
all in favor.
B. Management Team Evaluation Committee
- Because there are
only two members of the management team, action could not move
forward by the committee.
- Discussion of the management team’s evaluation of staff
M/S/C Motion to disband the evaluation committee and focus on the
executive director hiring. Munson, Lubke, all in favor.
C. Management Team report on addition of Junior High
approval from the State of MN. Adams reported there has been interest
from the public and word is getting out that 7th and 8th grades
will be taught at TrekNorth. Discussion about build-out of spaces
for classrooms and purchase of textbooks.
D. Minnesota Department of Education Board Training Update
V. New Business
A. Approval of 2006-07 Attendance Policy
Review of document outlining
M/S Motion to approve the attendance policy. Hawkins, Munson, Motion
M/S/C Motion for the board to appoint a teacher committee to revise
the attendance policy to bring to the board for approval at the
May meeting. Munson, McKeon. All in favor.
Committee will be comprised
of three teachers: Munson, Corning, Lubke.
B. School Calendar
A draft of the coming year’s calendar
M/S/C Motion to approve the school calendar. McKeon, Lubke.
motion: Match District #31 and adjust the calendar conference times
with mandatory class days during the October term; conference hours
to be determined. Peterson, Hawkins, all in favor.
C. April Monitoring
- Report on Board Elections process for May
Ballot appeared in the school newsletter with instructions for
filing. Terms are expiring for Hawkins, Munson, Bernstrom, Lubke
and Walker; Hawkins and Lubke will not run again. Discussion
of recruiting members from outside the school and among staff.
D. Director Search Process
Margaret Lubke has declined the hiring
offer due to her husband not finding employment in the area. An
ad has been placed and inquiries are being
received. Ad Hoc hiring committee volunteers are Lubke, Conlon,
Bernstrom, M. and K. Munson.
Motion Munson, Hawkins, all in favor.
Lisa Peterson, Secretary/Treasurer