Board Meeting Minutes – February 14, 2019

Mountain School Board Meeting Minutes

February 14, 2019

12:00 PM

1899 Bar and Grill


Board Members Present: Bryan Cooperrider, Sandra Dihlmann, Renee Fauset, Mark Neumayr


Board Members Absent: Ellen Majure, Jason Aulwes


Non-Board Members Present: Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Kathy Lampros



1. Call to Order/Welcome: The meeting was called to order at 12:11 PM. Renee Fauset, President


2. Adoption of Agenda: Mark Neumayr made a motion to adopt the agenda as proposed. Bryan Cooperrider seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously. Renee Fauset, President


3. Call to the Public: No public was present. Renee Fauset, President
4. Disclosure of Conflicts: No conflicts were disclosed.


Sandra Dihlmann, Secretary


5. Action Item:  Approve January 24, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes Bryan Cooperrider made a motion to approve the January 24, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes with changes to #8: Formation of Finance Committee and #14: Future Agenda Items. Mark Neumayr seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.



Renee Fauset, President
6. Agenda Item: Signing final conflict of interest forms Disclosure of Conflicts forms were signed by Board members. They will be signed by the board President and kept on file at the school.  Mark Neumayr, Vice-President



7. Agenda Item:   Discussion of future board membership


There was discussion concerning board membership. Renee will check with Duane Weston to see if the maximum number of board members can be increased, per the most current bylaws. Renee will consult with Ellen Majure to identify Ellen’s desire to remain on the board and/or support other methods for her attendance (telephonic, etc.).  Kathy Lampros shared her qualifications and background and has  indicated a willingness to serve on the board. 


Renee Fauset, President
8. Agenda Item:  Board training update


Vanessa shared the current board training agenda and solicited board attendance interest. Vanessa and Sandra offered to attend on Wednesday, and Vanessa agreed to solicit interest from one or two additional Mountain School employees. Vanessa and Sandra will work out travel details.


Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director


9. Agenda Item:  Sign Vouchers


Vouchers for February 2019 were signed. Renee Fauset, President


10. Agenda Item: Director’s Report


Vanessa Fitz-Kesler shared the director’s report with board members.


Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director


11. Agenda Item: Next meeting date(s) ·       Next Meeting Date: March 28, 12:00 PM at 1899 Bar and Grill


Renee Fauset, President


12. Future Agenda Items: ·       Mark Neumayr will research the need for a Board Policy Manual.

·       Whistleblower policy

·       Capital expenditures policy

·       Increase insurance coverages

Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director





13. Adjourn Meeting was adjourned at 1:34 PM. Renee Fauset, President


A person with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter by contacting Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director, Mountain School, 311 W. Cattle Drive Trail, Flagstaff, AZ 86005, telephone 928-779-2392.  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. 



Dated: 14 of February, 2019





Renee Fauset, President



Sandra Dihlmann, Secretary