Board Review and Action on March Financials. (ACTION ITEM)
Yvette King Berg moved to approve the financials, Gene Straub seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
Dashboard Report on Progress on School Wide Goals
Amy Held presented the dashboard update for each school focusing on enrollment and FRL levels by school (all between 70-89% enrolled for next year and between 36-42% FRL). She also highlighted efforts to boost attendance at each school. Board requested weekly updates on fundraising progress and regular updates on parent meetings.
Board Action to Approve Following Items Required by LACOE for CWC 3 (CWCMV) – (ACTION ITEM) a. Board Action of Certification of Signatures of Board Members and Person(s) Authorized to Sign Notices of Employment, Contracts, and Orders Drawn on the Funds of CWC LA b. Board Action to Approve Resolution Authorizing LACOE to Issue Funds for CWC 3 c. Board Action to Approve California State Teachers Retirement System Employer Paid Member Contribution Resolution d. Board Action to Approve California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) Pre-Tax Receivable Resolution
Gene Straub moved to approve these resolutions, Yvette King Berg seconded the motion and it was approved by all present.
Board Action to Authorize Each CWCLA School and the RSO to have a Credit Card with a $5,000 credit limit (ACTION ITEM)
Gene Straub moved to approve, Derrick Chau seconded the motion and it was approved by all present.
Board Discussion and Potential Action on Revised Licensing and Affiliation Agreement with Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWCS Network). (ACTION ITEM)
Philip Farha – Thanks board for putting in a lot of time, listening to the parents, number of good lawyers and parents have provided lots of commentary and input – very little in this – many many issue unresolved – saddest thing – could have been great opportunity to address trust issues haunting school since day 1 – agreement in eyes of parent legal team – runs counter to philosophy of local control and governance – top down, inequal, non committal and vague on the national side, all controlling of the school side, doesn’t put relationship with authorizer above – inserts self in chain of command and charges fee for it – understand fee for services but this isn’t that – runs against spirit of schools and could have been a great opportunity. Everything we didn’t want – hard to imagine won’t impact moral and fundraising – when we miss opportunity to come together – appears running out the clock and levering the schools – laundry list of issues raised hit against a brick wall – sorry board put in this position – like being a couple’s therapist – not your job description – group on our end will try to put our position out there Jennifer Deines – agree with Philip – everything he said was fantastic , sad this agreement will be signed in spite of smart people’s input – you’re smart people – you’ve shut out – not negotiated on two sides, we don’t have a lawyer, no mutuality, no buyout provision, KIPP has that – no escape clause – question whether board represents parents concerns This was tabled. The board will act on a side letter with CWCS on Friday at a special board meeting that will lock in the 5/24/13 draft of the agreement as the operating agreement effective 7/1 pending input from LAUSD (any changes requiring material revision will be removed).
Board Discussion of Board Composition and Expansion