Board Meeting Minutes – September 20, 2018

Mountain School Board Meeting Minutes

September 20, 2018

11:00 AM

1899 Restaurant



Board Members Present: Renee Fauset, Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Jason Aulwes, Ellen Majure

Board Members Absent: Mark Neumayr, Bryan Cooperrider

Non-Board members present: Sandra Dihlmann


1. Call to Order/Welcome: The meeting was called to order at 11:16 AM.

Renee Fauset, President


2. Adoption of Agenda:  Ellen Majure made a motion to adopt the agenda as proposed.  Vanessa Fitz-Kesler seconded the motion. The motion was approved.


Renee Fauset, President


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

Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Secretary


5. Action Item:  Approval of August 16, 2018 Meeting Minutes:

Ellen Majure made a motion to approve the August 16, 2018 Mountain School Board Meeting Minutes with some suggested changes. Jason Aulwes seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

Renee Fauset, President
6. Agenda Item:  Insurance–Student Accident Insurance to add and review of renewed annual insurance policy: 

After reviewing the documents, the board would like a more definitive answer regarding special education lawsuit coverage on the main policy.  There is support to add student accident insurance.  Vanessa Fitz-Kesler will contact the insurance agent about the coverage of out of school time activities, such as field trips, as there was concern about the wording of it on the cover summary sheet.  


Vanessa Fitz-Kesler,

Executive Director

7. Agenda Item: Director’s report:

Vanessa Fitz-Kesler shared the latest student attendance, parent involvement news, financial updates (grants and chart of accounts), and trainings she has participated in, as well as sharing that she is taking Educational Law this semester. 

      The school will move forward with becoming a member of ASBA,  Arizona School Boards Association, for support in updating our Special Education Policies and Procedures document (last updated in 2008) and the Board Policy Manual (last updated in 2010). Board members received a copy of this current Board Policy Manual, and the need for a new member orientation was discussed again.  


Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director


8 Action Item:  Accept and swear in new board member: Sandra Dihlmann

Sandra Dihlmann read and then signed the oath of new board members.  Ellen Majure signed it as a witness.


Renee Fauset, President


9. Agenda Item:  Conflict of Interest forms-complete, sign and return to board President:

This item was tabled for the next meeting so that the board can get feedback from Mark Neumayr before submitting forms to Renee.


Renee Fauset, President


10. Agenda Item:  Discuss posting of board meeting minutes to website

Due to timing and absence of some board members, this item was tabled until the next meeting.


Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Secretary & Executive Director






Agenda Item:  Sign Vouchers: Vouchers for July and August 2018 were signed.


Agenda Item: Set/Review next meeting dates

October 18, 2018 & December 13, 2018, both at 11:00 AM. 

These Thursday dates were confirmed.

Renee Fauset, President


Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Secretary

13. Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 12:42 PM.

Renee Fauset, President


Dated: ______ of September, 2018






Renee Fauset, President




Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Secretary