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FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

October 25, 2018

 

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools was held on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

  1. PRELIMINARY

 

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

 

The Board of Directors meeting was called to order at 4:37 p.m. by Chair Lucente.

 

  1. Roll Call– Secretaries of the Board – Laura Holmes, Krystal Rodriguez and Coco Salazar

 

Board Members Present                  

Diane Abeyta, Parent Representative

Yvette King-Berg, Community Representative

Joe Lucente, Community Representative

Walter Wallace, Community Representative

 

Board Members Not Present

Gary Borden, Community Representative      

Daniel Laughlin, Parent Representative

Gabriela Montoya, Parent Representative

 

  1. Flag Salute– Chair Lucente

 

Chair Lucente led the Board and the public in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

  1. Approval of the Agenda– Chair Lucente

 

On MOTION of Yvette King Berg, SECONDEDby Walter Wallace and CARRIEDby a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the Agenda (Item I.D.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye:                (4)       Abeyta, King-Berg, Lucente, Wallace

Nay:                (0)

Abstentions:    (0)

 

  1. Approval of Minutes

 

Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting – Chair Lucente

 

On MOTIONof Diane Abeyta, SECONDEDby Walter Wallace and CARRIEDby a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the minutes of the September 20, 2018 Regular Meeting (Item I.E.) were approved as presented.

 

Aye:                (4)       Abeyta, King-Berg, Lucente, Wallace

Nay:                (0)

Abstentions:    (0)

 

  1. COMMUNICATIONS

 

  1. Presentations from the Public– Chair Lucente

 

                        There were no presentations from the public.

 

  1. Committee/Council Reports

 

Minutes of all meetings held by any committee and/or council were sent to the Board Members prior to this meeting. 

 

There were no further reports by committees/councils. 

 

  1. Treasurer/CFO’s Report

 

Kristin Dietz, Vice President of EdTec, and Treasurer and CFO of the FCPS, presented the following update:

  • Consolidated annual net income is now forecasted at -$86,829
    • This is a net decrease of -$478,000 from the previous forecast. Main drivers of this change are:
      • ELA program purchase at FPC not previously budgeted (-$223,840)
      • Reduced enrollment at FPC from 720 to 710 (-$114,000 in associated revenue/expenses)
      • Increase in capitalized expenditures due to timing of projects (-$30,000 consolidated)
    • FACS and SMBCCS are forecasting negative operating income and therefore expected to tap into reserves this year; both have significant reserves
  • Forecasted ending fund balances remain strong across all sites
    • Consolidated ending fund balance forecast of $26,000,000 at year end
  • Cash flows remaining consistent and very strong
    • Consolidated cash balance is $13,000,000 as of 8/31/18

 

  1. Directors’ Reports

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School (FACS) – Leticia Padilla Parra, Director, reported.

 

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School (SMBCCS) – Cary Rabinowitz, Director, reported.

 

Fenton Primary Center (FPC) – Richard Parra, Director, reported.

 

Fenton STEM Academy (STEM) – Jennifer Miller, Director, reported.

 

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy (FCLA) – Jennifer Miller, Director, reported.

 

  1. Chief Academic Officer’s Report

 

            Fenton Charter Pubic Schools (FCPS) – Dr. David Riddick, Chief Academic Officer, reported.

 

  1. Executive Director’s Report

 

Fenton Charter Public Schools (FCPS) – Dr. David Riddick, Chief Academic Officer, reported for Mrs. Sumida.

 

III.      CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

  1. Recommendation to approve the Fenton Charter Public Schools Master Plan for English Learners

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDEDby Walter Wallace and CARRIEDby a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Consent Agenda (Item III.A.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye:                (4)       Abeyta, King-Berg, Lucente, Wallace

Nay:                (0)

Abstentions:    (0)

 

  1. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

  1. Recommendation to receive FASB ASC 715 OPEB report for June 30, 2018

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDEDby Walter Wallace and CARRIEDby a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to receive the FASB ASC 715 OPEB report for June 30, 2018 (Item IV.A.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye:                (4)       Abeyta, King-Berg, Lucente, Wallace

Nay:                (0)

Abstentions:    (0)

 

  1. Recommendation to approve Local Indicators for the California School Dashboard for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDEDby Walter Wallace and CARRIEDby a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Local Indicators for the California School Dashboard for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA (Item IV.B.) was approved.

 

Aye:                (4)       Abeyta, King-Berg, Lucente, Wallace

Nay:                (0)

Abstentions:    (0)

 

  1. Recommendation to approve FCPS Youth Suicide Prevention Policy

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDEDby Diane Abeyta and CARRIEDby a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the FCPS Youth Suicide Prevention Policy (Item IV.C.) was approved.

 

Aye:                (4)       Abeyta, King-Berg, Lucente, Wallace

Nay:                (0)

Abstentions:    (0)

 

  1. Recommendation to approve expenditures for items above spending authority of Executive Director

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDEDby Yvette King-Berg and CARRIEDby a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve expenditures for items above spending authority of Executive Director (Item IV.D.) was approved.

 

Aye:                (4)       Abeyta, King-Berg, Lucente, Wallace

Nay:                (0)

Abstentions:    (0)

 

  1. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

  1. LAUSD Charter Schools Division Oversight Process

 

  1. Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

  1. Update from Ad Hoc Health Benefits Committee

           

  1. Update from Ad Hoc Instructional Focus Committee

 

  1. E-Rate Executive Summary

These were information items only and no action was taken.

 

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

VII.     ADJOURNMENT

 

            The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, 1022 North Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90038.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

 

 

______________________________                        ___________________________

Laura Holmes                                                              Krystal Rodriguez

Secretary of the Board                                     Secretary of the Board

 

 

 

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Coco Salazar

Secretary of the Board