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Board Meeting Agenda: September 25, 2023


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 Monday, September 25, 2023, at 5:30 PM at Mountain School, 311 W. Cattle Drive Trail, Flagstaff, AZ 86005.

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

Bryan Cooperrider, President
2.Action Item: Adoption of AgendaBryan Cooperrider, President  
3.  Call to the Public

Bryan Cooperrider, President
 This is the time for the public to comment. Members of 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 ConflictsBryan Cooperrider, President
5.  Action Item:  Approve board meeting minutes from August 7, 2023Bryan Cooperrider, President
6.Action Item:  Remove Renee Fauset as Charter Representative, to be recorded with the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools.  Bryan Cooperrider, President
7.  Agenda Item: All board members review and sign “Conflict of Interest” form  Bryan Cooperrider, President
8.Agenda Item: Review of draft audit financials from Fester & Chapman  Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director
9.Agenda Item: Review financials through August 30, 2023 Katherine Lampros, Treasurer  
10.Agenda Item:  Marketing & architect meeting updateVanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director
11.Agenda Item: Capital items update (doors, insulation/HVAC, roof)Bryan Cooperrider, President  
12.Agenda Item: Possible new board member(s) discussionVanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director
13.    Agenda Item: Working session to discuss strategies, priorities and use of monies to address declining enrollment  Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director
14.Action Item: Decide whether to give the Executive Director authority to implement strategies discussed in Agenda Item 12 to address declining enrollment.    Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director
15.Agenda Item: Director’s Report
Parent Workday (8/19)
Audit update
Safety Training Oct. 4 all admin
Minimum wage increase January 1  
Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director
16.Agenda Item: Legislative Update, HB 2459 & HB 1276Vanessa Fitz-Kesler, Executive Director
17.Agenda Item: Sign School VouchersBryan Cooperrider, President  
18.Agenda Item: Future Agenda itemsBryan Cooperrider, President  
19.Agenda Item: Future Meeting dates: Oct 23, Nov. 27Bryan Cooperrider, President  
20.Action Item: Adjourn MeetingBryan Cooperrider, 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. 

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