Mountain School Board Meeting Minutes
January 9, 2018
Trailcrest Brewing Company, Flagstaff, AZ
Present: Renee Fauset, James Manley, Mason Gerety, Ellen Majure, Mark Neumayr, Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Jason
Aulwes, and Brian Cooperrider
1. Call to Order/Welcome: The meeting was called to order at 12:12 PM.
2. Call to the Public: No public present at the meeting. Renee Fauset,
3. Disclosure of Conflicts: Vanessa Fitz-Kesler disclosed a conflict of
interest with agenda items #7 and #8.
Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Mark Neumayr, Brian Cooperrider and Jason Aulwes
all disclosed a conflict of interest with Item #5.
4. Action Item: Approval of December 12, 2017 Mountain School Board
Meeting Minutes: Mason made a motion to approve the December 12,
2017 Mountain School Board Meeting Minutes as amended. Mark
Neumayr seconded the motion. The motion was approved.
5. Action Item: Approval of four board members:
Part A: Ellen Majure made a motion to approve the addition of Mark
Neumayr and Vanessa Fitz-Kesler to the board as is stated on file in the
contract with the State Board for Charter Schools. Mason seconded the
motion. The motion was approved. The board acknowledges that Mark
and Vanessa have been on the board and were previously sworn in.
Mark, Vanessa, Brian and Jason did not take action on this item as
disclosed in Item #3.
Part B: James Manley made a motion to approve Jason Aulwes and
Brian Cooperrider as Mountain School board members. Ellen Majure
seconded the motion. The motion was approved. Jason and Brian did
not take action on this item as disclosed in Item #3.
6. Action Item: Swearing in of new board members
Jason Aulwes and Brian Cooperrider were each sworn in as new board
members upon reading aloud and signing the Oath of Office before the
rest of the board. They will be sent the following Mountain School
documents: the By-laws, the School Charter, the Mission statement, the
most recent audit and the last strategic plan.
7. Action Item: Discussion and/or approval of Executive Director search
process document: Mark Neumayr read aloud the Executive Director
search process document (which hereafter will be called the “Search
Process Summary”). Following a thorough discussion and some
proposed edits, a second draft will be brought to the next board meeting
for final approval.
8. Agenda Item: Discussion and/or approval of Letter of Intent regarding
Mountain School Director: The letter of intent from Vanessa Fitz-Kesler
was reviewed and discussed. Renee and Vanessa will begin negotiations
concerning responsibilities, salary and benefits, and a proposed training
program. A contract will be drawn up by Duane Weston.
9. Sign Voucher(s): No vouchers were available to sign, they will be
brought to the February meeting.
10. Set next meeting date(s): The next meeting is a regular meeting
followed by a strategic planning session. It will be on Saturday, February
10 th , 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. It will be held at Mountain School
11.Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 1:18 PM.
A person with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter by
contacting Renee Fauset, Executive Director, Mountain School, 311 W. Cattle Drive Trail, Flagstaff, AZ 86001,
telephone 928-779-2392. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the
Dated: ______ of January 2018
MOUNTAIN SCHOOL BOARD
Renee Fauset, President & CEO
Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Secretary