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School Board Meeting Minutes: August 12, 2020

Mountain School Board Meeting Minutes

August 12, 2020

1:00 PM

Mountain School

311 W. Cattle Drive Trail
Flagstaff, Arizona 86005

Board Members Present:  Jason Aulwes, Bryan Cooperrider, Renee Fauset, Katherine (Kathy) Lampros, Mark Neumayr, and Sandra Dihlmann

Board Members Absent:  N/A

Non-Board Members Present: Gina Andress, Vanessa Fitz-Kesler

  1. Call to Order/Welcome by Renee Fauset: The meeting was called to order at 1:18 p.m.

  2. Adoption of Agenda by Renee Fauset: Mark Neumayr made a motion to adopt the August 12 agenda. Bryan Cooperrider seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

  3. Call to the Public by Renee Fauset: There were no members of the public in attendance.

  4. Disclosure of Conflicts by Sandra Dihlmann: No additional disclosures or updates of conflicts to report.

  5. Action Item: Approve June 30, 2020 Meeting Minutes by Renee Fauset: Kathy Lampros made a motion to adopt the June 30, 2020 Meeting Minutes. Mark Neumayr seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Action Item: Approve July 15, 2020 Meeting Minutes by Renee Fauset: Mark Neumayr made a motion to adopt the July 15, 2020 Meeting Minutes.
    Bryan Cooperrider seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Action Item: Approve July 22, 2020 Meeting Minutes by Renee Fauset: Bryan Cooperrider made a motion to adopt the July 22, 2020 Meeting Minutes. Kathy Lampros seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

  • Action Item: Approve School Calendar for 2020-2021 by Renee Fauset: Kathy Lampros made a motion to approve the Mountain School Calendar for 2020-2021 as proposed. Bryan Cooperrider seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Action Item: Approve Mountain School Mitigation Plan by Vanessa Fitz-Kesler: Bryan Cooperrider made a motion to adopt the Mountain School Mitigation Plan with the following change: replace “social distancing” with “physical distancing” under section I.
    Jason Aulwes seconded the motion, as amended. The motion passed unanimously.

  • Action Item: Approve Employee Mask Policy by Renee Fauset: Jason Aulwes made a motion to approve the Employee Mask Policy as proposed. Sandra Dihlmann seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
  1. Action Item: Approve Student Mask Policy by Renee Fauset: Jason Aulwes made a motion to approve the Student Mask Policy as proposed. Sandra Dihlmann seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

  2. Action Item: Reaffirm Opening date (August 17) according to Arizona State Department of Health Services data point guidelines by Renee Fauset. Kathy Lampros made a motion to approve the school start date of August 17th in accordance with the Arizona State Department of Health Services data point guidelines. Mark Neumayr seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

  3. Agenda Item: Discuss continuation of employee pay when building is closed to some or all employees by Vanessa Fitz-Kesler. Board members discussed the legalities and possibilities surrounding continuation of pay for teacher’s aides and hourly employees in the event of a school building closure.

  4. Agenda Item: Discuss expectation of employee presence in building during full online learning by Vanessa Fitz-Kesler. The Board supports an employee’s decision to perform duties remotely, if he/she is not comfortable visiting the Mountain School campus due to Covid-19 health concerns.
  1. Agenda Item: Distance Learning Plan by Vanessa Fitz-Kesler. Vanessa shared that the Mountain School Distance Learning Plan is on schedule to submit to the state by the prescribed due date, August 14, 2020.
  1. Agenda Item: New board member considerations and possibilities by Vanessa Fitz-Kesler. Bryan Cooperrider and Sandra Dihlmann identified two potential Board members. They will reach out to Renee to set up a time to meet in order to address questions before inviting the candidates to a future board meeting.
  1. Future agenda items to consider by Sandra Dihlmann:
    1. COVID 19 Updates
    1. Statement on Racism/Discrimination
    1. Report on future Board Members

  2. Next Board Meeting Date and Time by Renee Fauset: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Location Mountain School.

  3. Adjourn by Renee Fauset: The meeting was adjourned at 3:05 p.m..

Dated: ________________ of August 2020

MOUNTAIN SCHOOL BOARD

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Renee Fauset, President

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Sandra Dihlmann, Secretary

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