KIPP AMP Charter School Board of TrusteesMinutes of October 17, 2011 Meeting
The KIPP AMP Charter School Board of Trustees met on October 17, 2011 at Hunter College withthe following trustees in attendance: David Massey, Rafael Mayer, Kelly Coffey, and Frank Corcoran, and John Zeiler. Also attending were Quinton Vance, David Levin, Joe Negron, JaneMartinez Dowling, Brian Zied, Larry Robbins, Abigail Klem, Kinga Lampert, Amy Griffin, AmyRobbins, Carrie Mauer, Jack Chorowsky, Kaya Stone, Charizma Williams, Lindsay Fry, NatalieWebb, Josh Zoia, and Vicki Zubovic.
Opening of Meeting
The board voted unanimously to run the meeting concurrently with the meetings of the Boards of KIPP Infinity, KIPP Washington Heights Academy, KIPP New York Inc., and the Joint High SchoolCommittee due to the commonality of issues.
The board approved the minutes of its June 13, 2011 meeting by unanimous vote.The board opened the meeting to public comments. There were no comments.The board approved all new staff assignments by unanimous vote.Mr. Levin provided the board with an update on the progress and performance of KIPP NYCschools and programs, specifically focusing on the middle school state test scores and work underway to improve ELA scores.Mr. Levin noted that KIPP STAR was a designated School in Need of Improvement based on theperformance of its Special Education population.
Natalie Webb, Principal of KIPP NYC College Prep High School presented on the high school’s datafrom last year’s Regents and PSAT tests.
Currently, 113 of 140 or 81% of the rising juniors have hit the mark of 75 on both the English and Integrated Algebra and/or Geometry Regents Exams. Ms.Webb also noted that the high school staff is focused on improving GPAs and standardized test scores, as well as planning for having a school of 1000 students when fully enrolled.The board approved hiring Josh Zoia to become the next KIPP NYC Superintendent, effective July1, 2012, by unanimous vote.
The board approved amendments to the school’s 403b plan by unanimous vote, retroactively to
July 1, 2011. The most important changes involve clarifying that a staff member must work at least 1,000 hours to be eligible for the employer match.