GPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING January 21, 2014 -‐ 5:00 p.m. GPA Wing Span; Cecil H. Steppe Presiding MEMBERS PRESENT: Cecil H. Steppe, Pete Chodzko, Michelle Evans, Jeremy Hurlbert, Jacque Nevels, Mica Pollock, Vincent Riveroll, and Michael Rodrigues. EXCUSED: Maria Cruz Avalos, Winifred Hudgies, Kimiko Fukuda, Rafael Hernandez, Bud Mehan, Anne Spitzberg GUESTS, VISITORS AND STAFF PRESENT: Jenny Parsons, Larry Tamayo, Bradley Baquial, Paz Garcia-‐Ramirez and Shelly Buono CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. by Mr. Steppe in GPA’s Wing Span. Mr. Steppe welcomed all board members, staff and visitors to the meeting. There was no request for public comment. Board members reviewed the agenda items and minutes from the November 19, 2013 board meeting. Motion to approve November’s Minutes with changes m/s/c Evans/Chodzko 7 In favor – 0 Abstentions – None opposed DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Director showed the video showing highlights since November including: Coffee with Director, Staff Holiday Party, GLEE Holiday Show (with sign language class signing the song), Winter Session, additional professional development for new teachers, Welcome Back PD (Common Core, Connecting with Students & MAP Assessment), Homecoming Week, and GPA Charter Renewal. Director then discussed GPA’s progress on the five-‐year goals, including building a new gymnasium and academic building on the north end of the GPA campus, where the bungalows are now. Finally, Director told the board about Zayra Chavez being recognized as San Diego County Office of Education Inspirational Student of the Month and showed her award video from KNSD. Mr. Steppe asked a few questions of Director, including the percentage of SPED students this school year. Director informed the board that we have 16% SPED students this year. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT: Mr. Steppe called attention to the Director’s Report in that 30 of our GPA seniors already have gotten their college wings (they’ve been admitted to at least one college). Mr. Steppe talked about the popularity of GPA in the community and the need to consider going down through pre-‐K. He remarked that this is a wonderful year for GPA, our finances are sound, and urged the board to be thinking ahead as to what our next steps should be and not be complacent. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT: A. Mr. Chodzko called the board’s attention to the Finance Committee minutes and the additional ADA over the projected amount, which means the budget is in good shape. GPA attendance rate is just under 97%, which has helped the budget greatly.
Motion for acceptance of November financials m/s/c Chodzko/Evans 7 In favor – 0 Abstentions – None opposed B. Third Party Audit 2012-‐2013: Ms. Parsons distributed the annual audit report and explained it. Motion for acceptance of the Third Party Audit for 2012-‐2013 as recommended by the Finance Committee m/s/c Chodzko/Rodrigues 7 In favor – 0 Abstentions – None opposed C. First Interim Report: Mr. Tamayo distributed the first interim report. Motion for acceptance of First Interim Report to go to SDUSD as recommended by the Finance Committee m/s/c Chodzko/Pollock 7 In favor – 0 Abstentions – None opposed Mr. Tamayo explained the Governor’s wishes that he mentioned in the State of the State speech to give schools additional money this next fiscal year without deferrals. Through LCFF, the Governor wants to achieve a 100% funding increase by 2021. EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT: No report submitted DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT: Ms. Nevels recapped the Gala event of November since she was not able to attend the last meeting. She thanked everyone who helped to make the event a success. The expenses came to $12,285.11 and the income was $18,550.43, so the event raised $6,265.32 for GPA. Thank you letters will go out to all who donated to the Gala. Ms. Nevels recommends solicitation letters go out three times per year. She requested that those who would like to be on the Development committee contact her. Director and Mr. Steppe thanked Ms. Nevels for her hard work. BOARD AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT: No report submitted EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT: No report submitted Motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 p.m. m/s/c Nevels/Pollock 7 In favor – 0 Abstentions – None opposed