Dixie Montessori Academy Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
249 East Tabernacle, Ste. 200
St. George, Utah
Attendance: Russell Armstrong, Kevin Groke, Margaret “Meg” Groke, Tracy K. Mitchell, Kristen L. Nielson, Scott Nielson, Paula Nelson, Julie M. Wand, Michael D. Wand; Michael C. Currie entered at 6:55 p.m.
Review the status of previous assignments
MOTION: by Kevin Groke to begin the meeting at 6:39 p.m.
MOTION: by Kevin Groke to approve notes from February 20, 2013 board meeting.
MOTION via email by Michael C. Currie on February 27,2013:
I propose that we appoint/hire Julie Wand as the Director of Dixie Montessori Academy and that the directorship begin immediately with compensation and benefits be discussed at a later date in an open meeting board meeting.
Additionally, Julie Wand shall remain a voting member of the DMA Founding board until the founding board hands control over to the governing board.
Further, Julie Wand will be given the authority to make pre-hiring, hiring, teacher selection, teacher training and other necessary staffing decisions in the best interests of DMA as needed with or without the DMA Founding Board approval or vote, in accordance with the role of the Director as outlined in the DMA charter document.
Also, discussion of accepting applications for the Director position shall be tabled until such time that Ms. Wand indicates, verbally or in writing, that she is unable or unwilling to perform her duties as Director or the Founding or Governing board determines she is unable or unwilling to perform her duties as Director.
Finance – loan application due soon
Site and Building – Same properties being considered in the same preference order. Property off of Riverside Dr. has some clay issues that may increase cost of building
Marketing and PR – Paula has a homeschooling connection who may be able to help with marketing to the homeschool community.
Teacher Development and Hiring– Teacher training will begin soon. Have had several people interested in teaching positions already.
MOTION: by Scott Nielson to send letters out to all elementary level Washington county charter schools. Also to send the letter written by Kevin Groke on behalf of the DMA board to the USCB as approved by the board members via email.
MOTION: by Kevin Groke to adjourn at 7:09 p.m.
Notes taken by Margaret “Meg” Groke