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Polaris Board Meeting Agenda 5.22.12

Polaris Charter Academy

Board Meeting Agenda

May 22nd, 2012

Board Topic: Finance 101, FY2013 Budget Overview 

Meeting – 6:15   Dinner will be available at 5:30pm

Dial In Number –  (610) 214 0000

Access Code          316557#

Board Members:  Darren Snyder (Chair), Sarah Walker, Greg Borkowski, Mick Domagala, Uday Khedkar, Melanie Madigan, Marion Meers-Rice, Travis Swoope, Michelle Navarre, Keecia Broy, Susan Kajiwara-ansai

School Leaders: Michelle Navarre (Head of School), Carol Clavadetscher, Roel Vivit

Teachers in Attendance:

Guests: Joel Pomerenk, Finance Committee

6:15     Approval of Minutes & Agenda, ensure conference call attendees are on                                                           

6:18     Public Forum                       

  • Introductions 

6:20      Announcements    

6:23     Stakeholder Engagement 

  • Board member vote – Dr. Kameron Matthews
  • Board member vote – Helen Wolfe                                   

6:30     State of the School                                      Roel, Michelle

  • Introduction of  Preliminary Dashboard for feedback

6:45     Finance 101 and FY2013 Budget Review 

  • Finance 101 – How charters are funded and recent history
  • Review of budget recommendation 

7:15     Renewal Update 

  • Status of Charter Renewal
  • June 15th Renewal Celebration 

Board Goals and Priorities 

  • Partnering with the board, school leadership, teachers, and community to ensure Polaris is prepared for charter renewal in 2011-2012
  • Engagement, bringing Polaris into the Board Room.  Understand our academic goals and how we are accomplishing them.
  • Expansion, recruiting talented and impassioned board members
  • Development, positioning the school to expand into the full vision for Polaris and position the school for long term success
  • Elevate our effectiveness and professionalism, prepared, strategic, engaging
  • Ensure proper school structure, professional development, assessment, and succession plan

7:30     Committee Reports                                                                                     

7:30 Development                               Marion, Keecia, Melanie, Carol

7:45 Governance                                  Sarah, Mick

  • New Board Member Pipeline and Status
  • Inactive board members

8:00 Academic Excellence                 Susan, Penny, Michelle, Paul, Diane

8:10     New Business 

8:15     Upcoming Schedule Review


Friday, June 15th – RENEWAL CELEBRATION!!!

Sunday, June 24th – Board Retreat (?)

Tuesday, August 28th

Tuesday, October 29th

Tuesday, December 4th

Tuesday, January 29th (Conference Call)

Tuesday, February 26th

Tuesday, April 29th

Tuesday, May 29th

Tuesday, June 25th (Conference Call)

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Polaris Board Meeting Agenda 5.22.12