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FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

June 21, 2018

 

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools was held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools Administrative and Business Offices, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA  91352.   (Conference call-in number:  641-715-3818; access code:  881498#)

 

I. PRELIMINARY

 

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

 

The Board of Directors meeting was called to order at 10:08 a.m. by Chair Lucente.

 

B. Roll Call – Secretaries of the Board – Angie Castellana Ferri and Cecilia Quijano

 

Board Members Present

Diane Abeyta, Parent Representative

Yvette King-Berg, Community Representative

Joe Lucente, Community Representative

Walter Wallace, Community Representative – via conference call

 

Board Members Not Present

Daniel Laughlin, Parent Representative

Gary Borden, Community Representative

Gabriela Montoya, Parent Representative

 

C. Flag Salute – Chair Lucente

 

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

 

D. Additions/Corrections to the Agenda – Chair Lucente

 

There were no additions or corrections to the agenda.

 

E. Approval of Minutes

 

Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting – Chair Lucente

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta SECONDED by Yvette King-Berg and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the minutes of the May 17, 2018 Regular Meeting were approved.

 

II. COMMUNICATIONS

 

A. Presentations from the Public – Chair Lucente

There were no presentations from the public.

 

B. Committee/Council Reports

 

Minutes of all meetings held by advisory committees and councils were sent to the Board Members prior to this meeting. 

 

There were no further reports by committees and councils. 

 

C. Treasurer/CFO’s Report

 

Kristin Dietz, FCPS Treasurer and CFO, presented monthly profit and loss statements, revenue, expenditures, and year-to-date projections for the Fenton Charter Public Schools.  The following information/reports were presented including actuals with forecasts through April 30, 2018:

 

ï Consolidated annual net income is now forecasted at $1,585,464

o This is a net decrease of $110,000 from the previous forecast

o Main drivers of this change are:

LCFF entitlements per P2 ADA (+$56,000)

SB740 increased from 75% funded to 90% funded per California School Finance Authority (CSFA) (+$175,000)

Expense forecast adjustment and increased expenses due to shifting computer purchases from Capital Expenditures to Non-Capital Expenditures (-$371,000) – mostly at SMBCCS

o All sites forecasting positive net income

ï Cash flows remaining consistent and very strong

o Consolidated cash balance is $15 million as of 4/30/2018

 

D. Directors’ Reports

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School (FACS) – Stacy Carroll Hutter, Director, reported.

 

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School (SMBCCS) – Dr. David Riddick, Director, reported.

 

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

 

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

 

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy (FCLA) – Cary Rabinowitz, Director, reported.

 

E. Executive Director’s Report

 

Fenton Charter Public Schools (FCPS) – Irene Sumida, Executive Director, reported.

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

A. Recommendation to approve 2018-2019 Homeless Education Policies for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, FCLA and STEM

 

B. Recommendation to approve 2018-2019 Consolidated Application Certification of Assurances Statement, Protected Prayer Certification Statement, and Application for Categorical Programs for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA

 

C. Recommendation to approve E-Rate Consulting Renewal Proposal for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 from Learningtech.org

 

D. Recommendation to approve Delta Dental and VSP plans for benefited employees

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the Consent Agenda was approved as presented.

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

A. Recommendation to approve 2018-2019 Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDED by Yvette King-Berg and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the 2018-2019 Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy was approved.

 

B. Recommendation to approve 2018-2019 budgets for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDED by Yvette King-Berg and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the 2018-2019 budgets for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy was approved.

 

C. Recommendation to approve Board of Directors for 2018-2019

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve Board of Directors for 2018-2019 was approved.

 

D. Recommendation to approve 2018-2019 final staff rosters, stipends for specific positions, recommendations for regular status, FCPS employees’ contracts, and FCPS Leadership Team 

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDED by Yvette King-Berg and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve 2018-2019 final staff rosters, stipends for specific positions, recommendations for regular status, FCPS employees’ contracts, and FCPS Leadership Team was approved.

 

E. Recommendation to approve Resolution #33: authorization to submit charter renewal petitions to LAUSD Charter Schools Division for Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDED by Yvette King-Berg and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve Resolution #33: authorization to submit charter renewal petitions to LAUSD Charter School Division for Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy was approved.

 

F. Recommendation to approve policy limiting assistance with immigration enforcement and ensuring that the Fenton Charter Public Schools remain safe and accessible to all California residents regardless of immigration status

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve policy limiting assistance with immigration enforcement and ensuring that the Fenton Charter Public Schools remain safe and accessible to all California residents regardless of immigration status was approved.

 

G. Recommendation to approve hiring of Administrative Coordinator at the Fenton Primary Center

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve Wendy Kaufman for the position of Administrative Coordinator at the Fenton Primary Center was approved.

 

H. Recommendation to approve technology purchases for 2018-2019

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the technology purchases planned for all sites for the 2018-2019 school year was approved.

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

A. FCPS Board of Directors’ Meetings for 2018-2019

 

B. Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

These were information items only and no action was taken.

 

VI. CLOSED SESSION

 

Chair Lucente will make the following announcement:

 

“The Board of Directors will now be moving into closed session to discuss matters described in Section VI.  Matters to be discussed are those permitted by Government Code Section 54956.9 (litigation).”

 

The Board convened to closed session at 11:32 a.m.

 

A. LITIGATON: (Government Code 54956.9)

EXISTING LITIGATION - Update

 

VII. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION - ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

The Board reconvened to open session at 11:48 a.m.

 

Chair Lucente announced that no action had been taken in Closed Session.

 

VIII. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

IX. ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:49 p.m.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools Administrative and Business Offices, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

 

 

 

______________________________ ___________________________

Angie Castellana Ferri Cecilia Quijano

Secretary of the Board Secretary of the Board