DIXIE MONTESSORI ACADEMY
Agenda and Meeting Minutes for June 7, 2012
Location: 37 South 200 East, Saint George, UT 84770
Board Members Present: Russell Armstrong, Michael C. Currie, Bobbie D. Forsyth, Kevin Groke, Margaret “Meg” Groke, Tracy K. Mitchell, Paula D. Nelson, Kristin L. Nielson, Scott Nielson, Julie M. Wand, Michael D. Wand
Board Members Absent: Assunta Marie Hardy, Jim Hardy, John T. Jones II
Review significant revisions made to the charter.
MOTION: by Kevin Groke to begin the meeting at 6:52 p.m.
Seconded by: Julie M. Wand
Michael D. Wand confirmed that the proposed budget submitted in the charter has been fully approved by the Utah State Charter Board.
Julie M. Wand lead discussion on PP&P’s (should the DMA Director be allowed to sign alone or is there a checks and balances system?) Consensus in a previous board meeting was to require at least two signatures for any large expense, safeguarding against ignorance of how funds are being used. Discussed raising dollar amounts for required signatures; Example: the signature from one board member allowed to approve a purchase amount of $500 or less be raised to $1,000.
Kevin Groke asked when can we get more information of when the funds will be available? Julie M. Wand answered: no, Marlies will not give any information at this point in time.
Margaret “Meg” Groke asked about the Hiring and Firing Committee found in Section 15 of the charter. Julie M. Wand confirmed that the decision to have such a committee is at the discretion of the DMA Director and should be removed from the charter completely.
Bobbie D. Forsyth asked about the amount of experience of the board members as a whole as commented by Marlies Burns. Julie M. Wand does not feel that it is a problem as long as we commit to further educating ourselves as needed.
Russell Armstrong and Margaret “Meg” Groke asked about securing files as commented by Marlies Burns. How and where should this concern be reflected in the charter?
Russell Armstrong brought up Special Ed. comments made by Marlies Burns.
Kevin Groke gave attendance number that will go into the charter from other preschool level Montessori schools, homeschooling children, and growth rate numbers for the county, to support the idea that there is a sufficient number of students in the area to populate DMA. Stressed that more completed surveys needed to help with this!!!
Tracy K. Mitchell leaving at 7:30
Discussed contingency plan for DMA should the facility not be completed on time. Kristen L. Nielson confirmed DMA is on the schedule for the Dixie Center for two months beginning in August 2014.
MOTION: by Kevin Groke to adjourn the meeting at 7:35
Seconded: Scott Nielson
Next meeting Thursday, June 28th at 6:30 p.m.