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Board Meeting Agenda: February 9, 2021


Mountain School Board

Meeting Notice

Pursuant to A.R.S. §8-1194(A) and A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of Mountain School Board and to the general public that the School Board will hold a regular meeting, open to the public on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 3:30 PM to be held remotely on ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87479861788

Some members of the School Board may elect to attend telephonically.

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03 (A) (1), A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A) (2) and A.R.S. § 38-431.03 (A) (3), the School Board may vote to go into Executive Session, which will not be open to the general public, to discuss personnel items, records exempt from public inspection, and/or to obtain legal advice regarding any matter on this agenda.

The School Board may hear items on the agenda out of order.  The School Board may discuss, consider, or take action regarding any item on the agenda.

The School Board may elect to solicit public comment on certain agenda items. 

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1.Call to Order/Welcome

Renee Fauset, President
2.Action Item: Adoption of AgendaRenee Fauset, President  
3.  Call to the PublicRenee Fauset, President
 The call to the public provides an opportunity for the Board to receive information or inquiries regarding items not on the agenda. The Board may not discuss or take legal action regarding matters that are not specifically identified on the agenda. Therefore, pursuant to A.R.S. §38‐431.01(H), action taken as a result of public comment will be limited to directing staff to study the matter, responding to any criticism or scheduling the matter for further consideration and decision at a later date. Public comments relative to a specific agenda item may be heard during the discussion of that item.    
4.Disclosure of ConflictsSandra Dihlmann, Secretary
  5.Action Item: Approve January 12, 2021 Meeting Minutes  Renee Fauset, President  
6.Action Item: Approve Brett Backlund as auditor for 2021-2022.Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director
  7.  Agenda Item:  Review of tax form 990 (physical copy available at office)    Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director
8.Agenda Item: COVID Update Vaccine updateStaffing and safe space updateEnrollment update Covid cases at schoolReopening discussion and review of metrics  Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director
9.Agenda Item:  Director’s Report
Multiage Focus Group Meetings & restructuring update: Met with Ryan Smith, architect on 2/3/21. Two models currently under review in focus group.
Staffing changes update:   New registrar hired, began 2/8/21. New safe space staff added.
School Information System (SIS): Trainings began in January.  We are on pause until FlagIT can help with data transfer from Schoolmaster, likely additional costs involved.
Cable internet update: tentatively can be completed by end of  spring break
PPP loan update: Loan forgiveness
Quarterly financials from John Faccone
Annual board meeting
Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director  
    10.Agenda Item: Future meeting date(s)    Renee Fauset, President  
11.  Agenda Item: Sign VouchersRenee Fauset, President  
12.Future Agenda Items:
Principal evaluation process
Budget revision
Revising reopening criteria  
Sandra Dihlmann, Secretary  
13.Action Item: Adjourn meetingRenee 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: ______ of February 2021



Renee Fauset, President


Sandra Dihlmann, Secretary

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