Fenton Avenue Charter School & Fenton Primary Center A Fenton Charter Public School

Board of Directors

Fenton Charter Public Schools Board of Directors

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The mission of the Fenton Charter Public Schools is to offer a high quality innovative education to all students in a safe, secure, nurturing environment where students, parents and staff become a community of learners achieving collaborative and successful outcomes. 

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools offices, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

 

  

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

The mission of the Fenton Charter Public Schools is to offer a high quality innovative education to all students in a safe, secure, nurturing environment where students, parents and staff become a community of learners achieving collaborative and successful outcomes.

 

REGULAR MEETING - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

FCPS: 8928 B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352 • (818) 962-3630

FACS: 11828 Gain Street, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 • (818) 896-7482

SMBCCS: 1022 North Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 • (323) 469-0971

FPC: 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA 91331 • (818) 485-5900

STEM and FASEL: 8926 Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352 • (818) 962-3636

 

February 23, 2017 – 4:30 P.M.

Fenton Charter Public Schools Boardroom

8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

AGENDA

 

Instructions for Presentations to the Board by Parents and Citizens

 

The Fenton Charter Public Schools (“Charter Schools”) welcome your participation at the Charter Schools’ Board meetings. The purpose of a public meeting of the Board of Directors (“Board”) is to conduct the affairs of the Charter Schools in public. Your participation assures us of continuing community interest in our Charter Schools. To assist you in the case of speaking/participating in our meetings, the following guidelines are provided:

 

  1. Agendas are available to all audience members at the door to the meeting.

 

  1. “Request to Speak” forms are available to all audience members who wish to speak on any agenda items or under the general category of “Presentations from the Public”. “Presentations from the Public” is set aside for members of the audience to raise issues that are not specifically on the agenda. However, due to public meeting laws, the Board can only listen to your issue, not respond or take action. These presentations are limited to three (3) minutes and total time allotted to non-agenda items will not exceed fifteen (15) minutes. The Board may give direction to staff to respond to your concern or you may be offered the option of returning with a citizen-requested item.

 

  1. You may also complete a “Request to Speak” form to address the Board on Agenda items. With regard to such agenda items, you may specify that agenda item on your “Request to Speak” form and you will be given an opportunity to speak for up to five (5) minutes when the Board discusses that item. The total time allocated to agenda items will not exceed thirty (30) minutes per item.

 

  1. When addressing the Board, speakers are requested to state their name and address from the podium and adhere to the time limits set forth.

 

  1. Any public records relating to an agenda item for an open session of the Board which are distributed to all, or a majority of all, of the Board members shall be available for public inspection at 11828 Gain Street, Lake View Terrace, California.

 

  1. PRELIMINARY

 

  1. Call to Order – Chairperson of the Board – Joe Lucente

 

  1. Roll Call – Secretary of the Board – Angie Castellana Ferri and Cecilia Quijano

 

  1. Flag Salute – Chair Lucente

 

  1. Additions/Corrections to the Agenda – Chair Lucente

 

  1. Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting – Chair Lucente

 

Minutes of the January 12, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors will be presented for approval.

 

It is recommended that the Board approve the minutes of the previous meeting.

 

  1. COMMUNICATIONS

 

  1. Presentations from the Public – Chair Lucente

 

Any persons present desiring to address the Board of Directors on any proper matter.

 

Agenda items: No individual presentation shall be for more than five (5) minutes and the total time for this purpose shall not exceed thirty (30) minutes per agenda item.

 

Non-agenda items: No individual presentation shall be for more than three (3) minutes and the total time for this purpose shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes.

 

Ordinarily, Board members will not respond to presentations and no action can be taken. However, the Board may give direction to staff following a presentation.

 

  1. Committee/Council Reports

 

  1. Finance Committee – Sarah Ananta, Maria Patrón (FPC); Emma Colmenares, Robert Zúñiga (SMBCCS); Nicole Langlois (FASEL); Toni Frear (STEM)

Budget, Facilities and Safety Council –Tony Peña, Marty Penner (FACS)

 

  1. Instruction Committee – Kelly Froelich, Mara Shinn Smith (FPC); Sandra Hernandez, Jennifer Nishimoto (SMBCCS); Jennifer Mares (FASEL); Angie Castellana Ferri (STEM)

Curriculum and Assessment Council – Barbara Ausherman, Lilia Padilla Zúñiga, Christopher Torres (FACS)

 

  1. Personnel Committee –Coco Salazar, Monique Stamps (FPC); Walter Gomez, Joycelyn O’Brien (SMBCCS); Donna Weber (FASEL); Jennifer Pimentel (STEM)

Human Resource and Personnel Council – Rolando Gutierrez (FACS)

 

  1. Parent/Community Advocacy – Krystal Hernandez, Abigail Lopez-Dee (FPC); Ariana Gomez, Bunny Wolfer (SMBCCS); Cecilia Quijano (FASEL); Crisinda Ismail (STEM)

School-Community Relations Council – Elizabeth Jimenez, Alin Kazarian, Tiffany Walker (FACS)

 

  1. School Site Council
  2. English Learner Advisory Committee

 

  1. Treasurer/CFO’s Report: Kristin Dietz, Vice President, EdTec - FCPS Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

 

The Chief Financial Officer will present the January 2017 Financial Update (financial statements, cash flow position, and any variations in revenues and expenditures from the approved budgets), and December 2016 Financials for all sites,

 

  1. Directors’ Reports

 

  1. Fenton Avenue Charter School (FACS) – Mrs. Stacy Hutter

 

  1. Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School (SMBCCS) – Dr. David Riddick

 

  1. Fenton Primary Center (FPC) – Mr. Richard Parra

 

  1. Fenton STEM Academy (STEM) – Mrs. Jennifer Miller

 

  1. Fenton Academy for Social and Emotional Learning (FASEL) – Mrs. Wendy Kaufman

 

  1. Executive Director’s Report: Irene Sumida

 

III.       CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered by the Board to be routine and will be approved/enacted by the Board in one motion in the form listed below. Unless specifically requested by a Board member for further discussion or removed from the agenda, there will be no discussion of these items prior to the Board’s vote on them. The Executive Director recommends approval of all consent agenda items.

 

  1. Recommendation to approve revised Employee Handbook

 

  1. Recommendation to approve 2017-2018 instructional calendar and other extended calendars

 

It is recommended that the Board approve the Consent Agenda.

 

  1. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

  1. Recommendation to approve budget reduction recommendations to be implemented beginning on July 1, 2017

 

It is recommended that the Board approve item IV.A.

  1. Recommendation to transfer of $367,000 to Fenton STEM Academy to cover expenses through June 30, 2017

 

It is recommended that the Board approve item IV.B.

  1. Recommendation to postpone the transfer of $250,000 from Fenton Academy for Social and Emotional Learning and $250,000 from Fenton STEM Academy to the Fenton Charter Public Schools until schools reach their full capacities, 432 students for each site, expected by June 30, 2020, or sooner.

 

It is recommended that the Board approve item IV.C.

  1. Recommendation to approve auditing firm for 2017-2018 and subsequent two years

 

It is recommended that the Board approve item IV.D.

  1. Recommendation to approve and adopt Resolution #29: Acknowledgement of Director and ten Lead Leaders at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

 

It is recommended that the Board approve item IV.E.

  1. Recommendation to approve Resolution #30: Request for name change of Fenton Academy for Social and Emotional Learning to Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

                        It is recommended that the Board approve item IV.F.

 

  1. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

  1. Governor’s Proposed Budget

 

  1. Review of revised Employee Contracts

 

  1. Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood Northern Ireland Trip – sharing by Bunny Wolfer, 3rd grade teacher at SMBCCS

 

  1. Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

VII.      ADJOURNMENT

 

            The meeting was adjourned at ____________________.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools offices, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

 

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, disability-related modifications or accommodations, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in the public meeting of the FCPS Board of Directors, please contact the main office of either Fenton Avenue Charter School or the Fenton Primary Center at (818) 896-7482. Notification of 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable FCPS to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accommodations and accessibility to this meeting. Upon request, FCPS shall also make available this agenda and all other public records associated with this meeting in appropriate alternative formats for persons with disabilities.

 

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