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School Board Meeting Minutes: October 12, 2020

Mountain School Board Meeting Minutes

October 12, 2020

5:15 PM

Mountain School

311 W. Cattle Drive Trail
Flagstaff, Arizona 86005

Board Members Present:  Renee Fauset, Sandra Dihlmann, Mark Neumayr, Katherine (Kathy) Lampros

Board Members Absent:  Bryan Cooperrider, Jason Aulwes

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

  1. Call to Order/Welcome by Renee Fauset: The Zoom meeting was called to order at        5:21pm.

  2. Adoption of Agenda by Renee Fauset: Kathy Lampros made a motion to adopt the October 12, 2020 agenda with the correction to change Item 6 to an Action item.  Sandra Dihlmann seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.
  • Call to the Public by Renee Fauset: There were no members of the public in attendance.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts by Sandra Dihlmann: No additional disclosures or updates of conflicts to report.
  • Action Item: Approve September 9, 2020 Meeting Minutes by Renee Fauset:  Kathy Lampros made a motion to adopt the September 9, 2020 Meeting Minutes with the correction to add that Bryan Cooperrider seconded the motion in Item #8.  Sandra Dihlmann seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.
  • Agenda Item: Approve FY2020 AFR (Annual Financial Report) by Renee Fauset:  The fiscal year 2020 Annual Financial Report, prepared by John Faccone, was reviewed and questions answered by the Executive Director.  Mark Neumayr made a motion to accept the FY2020 AFR.  Kathy Lampros seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.
  • Agenda Item: First quarter financials by Vanessa Fitz-Kesler:  The first quarter financials were reviewed by the board and Vanessa Fitz-Kesler answered questions about these statements.  (This item was mistakenly called second quarter financials on the agenda)
  • Action Item: Approve COVID school plan by Vanessa Fitz-Kesler:  The Board discussed the COVID plan presented by staff and carefully considered the appropriate data benchmarks that Mountain School should use.  It is important to consider the size of the school, age of the building, size of the classrooms, plus teaching and support staff concerns when determining the benchmarks.  Mark Neumayr made a motion to approve the Mountain School Reopening Criteria document.  The motion was seconded by Sandra Dihlmann. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Agenda Item: Non-discrimination notice (draft) by Vanessa Fitz-Kesler:  Vanessa Fitz-Kesler presented a draft of Non-Discrimination Notice.  After a short discussion, the Board had no changes or suggestions to this document.  It will be an action item for approval at the next Board meeting.

  • Director’s Report by Vanessa Fitz-Kesler:
  • 40th day October 9-Our ADM count was 172.86
  • NISL update-the final days of the leadership training will be in November and December 2020, and has been conducted on Zoom since April 2020.
  • SIS (School Information System) replacement needed-The admin team will be reviewing 4 different SIS presentations.
  • Agenda Item: Building ventilation by Vanessa Fitz-Kesler:  Vanessa Fitz-Kesler discussed the various options for ventilating the building to prepare for future in-person learning.
  1. Agenda Item: Sign vouchers by Renee Fauset, President: Vouchers were signed.
  1. Future Agenda Items by Sandra Dihlmann:
  2. Vote to add new Board member, Kim Khatibi
  3. Update to Mountain School re-opening plan
  4. Update to building ventilation options
  5. Approve Non-discrimination Notice
  6. Update to Principal Evaluation form
  7. Next board meeting date: November 18, 2020 at 3:30pm. 
  1. Adjourn by Renee Fauset: The meeting was adjourned at 7:01 p.m.

Dated: ________________ of October 2020



Renee Fauset, President


Sandra Dihlmann, Secretary

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