2020-12-11 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

December 11, 2020

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

November 17th Board Meeting Summary:

  • The Executive Director’s contract was approved for a term of 2 years with an option to extend for an additional 2 years.  A Motion to approve the Executive Director’s contract and compensation was approved by the Board unanimously.
  • Sr. Perrin secured a $26,000.00 Playground Grant that will be used to purchase new equipment that will be installed at the new building.  Sr. Perrin has also applied for the Extended Time Grant for several thousand dollars that will be used for summer school.
  • Phase 4 of the Safe Learning Plan, distance learning for all grades, was presented.  Additional teacher prep time was requested to help with the transition planning.  The Distance Learning Plan was approved by the Board unanimously.
  • An ABC Board Member, Tom Schmidt, updated the board on the financing for the new building purchase and both financial institutions approved financing.  MDE approval of the Purchase Agreement is still pending. To facilitate financing the Assistant Treasurer spoke to the Board about moving the school’s operating accounts.  The motion to move ISLA’s operating accounts from MB&T to Highland Bank, which will be the new primary lender for the new property, and to create a required reserve account was approved unanimously.
  • Budget reforecast was presented by the Treasurer, and it was reported that a $100,000.00 fundraising goal was set by the Finance Committee for help with costs associated with the school relocation.  Justin Elder (Fundraising Committee Chair) confirmed that he is seeking volunteers from the school community to join the Fundraising Committee.

In Committee Reports:

  • Human Resources Committee finalized the Pre-K Director job description.  ----The Marketing/Communications Committee reported that research regarding area Pre-K programs’ web presence was conducted and the Committee is committed to working with the Technology Committee to explore a redesign of the schools website to include a dedicated Pre-K webpage that will coincide with the relocation to the new facility.
  • The Board unanimously approved the appointment of Brian Linne to the ABC Board.
  • The Election & Nominating Committee has been formed.  The members are Mary Jo De Villers (Chair), Jared Goodwin, Liz Crouse, Karen Terhaar, Casie Budolfson, Anna Lovas, Bethany Bradley, and Igor Diaz.  This Committee will be seeking interested people to fill upcoming open Board of Director seats.  

The next Board meeting will be December 15 at 6:30 p.m.

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