DIXIE MONTESSORI ACADEMY
Agenda and Meeting Minutes for March 19th, 2012
Location: 37 South 200 East, Saint George, UT 84770
Board Members Present: Russell Armstrong, Joshua Beecher, Michael Currie, Bobbie Forsyth Kevin Groke, Margaret Groke, Assunta Hardy, Jim Hardy, John Jones, Tracy Mitchell, Paula Nelson, Kristin Nielson, Scott Nielson, Julie Wand, Michael Wand
Members Absent: Jim Hardy existed meeting early at 7:54 p.m.
Guests: Brenda Giblett, Notary Public
Approve minutes of previous meeting
Notary public in attendance to notarize background consent forms for all board members
Check status of individual charter sections
Kevin Groke, approve Bylaws
Michael Wand and Joshua Beecher, review budget
Meeting called to order by Kevin Groke at 6:39
MOTION Joshua Beecher requests to be an assistant on the Finance Committee and not member of Board of Directors.
Seconded by Julie Wand
Paula Nelson introduced.
MOTION by Kevin Groke to accept Paula Nelson as a member.
Seconded by Michael Wand
MOTION by Kevin Groke to approve Option 1 as the official DMA Mission Statement
Seconded by Julie Wand
Approved by: Julie Wand, Kristin Nielson, Scott Nielson, Bobbie Forsyth, Russell Armstrong, Tracy Armstrong, Paula Nelson, Kevin Groke, Margaret Groke, Michael Wand, Jim Hardy
Dissenters: John Jones, Assunta Hardy, Michael Currie
Discussion proceeded about changing the DMA Mission Statement as the three dissenters expressed desired changes.
MOTION by Scott Nielson to proceed without changing mission statement.
Seconded by Kevin Groke
Discussion proceeded about assignments
MOTION by Julie Wand to approve the DMA Bylaws as they exist except as Josh Beecher removed and Paula Nelson added as Founding Board Members.
Seconded by Michael Currie
Discussion continued concerning each Member’s assignment completion, the SIS, MRX, and Lottery specifications.
Jim Hardy exited meeting at 7:54 p.m.
MOTION by Margaret Groke to approve Minutes from last meeting.
Seconded by Paula Nelson
Michael Wand and Joshua Beecher: financial review. Discussion included: outsourcing meals for first two or three years, then look at providing meals in-house; teacher benefits, approximate expected Special Education student attendance, cost of Montessori teacher training, salaries of all employees, performance-based bonuses, and outsourcing vs. hiring salaried custodian.
Need to look for grant writer to donate services to school. Looking for grants for library and technology.
Bobbie Forsyth exited meeting
MOTION by Kevin Groke to adjourn meeting
Seconded by Margaret Groke
Meeting Adjourned at 9:58 p.m.