Board Meeting Minutes – 04.07.21
Lake Country Classical Academy Regular Board Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 7 p.m. (virtual via GoToMeeting.com)*
1. Meeting called to order at 7:02 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Public Comments:
Deanna Alexander: Shared perspective on school location. Parents are anxiously waiting to know what is going on with the school location – hoping to hear an announcement soon so parents can make plans for the 2021-2022 school year. Added suggestion to notify parents on what documents are required for the registration process so parents are better prepared when moving through the registration process.
4. Board Meeting minutes from 3/3/21 were approved.
5. Principal’s Report:
– Should have location finalized and an announcement within the next two weeks. The Village of Summit planning commission meeting/public forum is scheduled for April 15 at 5:30pm. LCCA parents are encouraged to attend to provide support on why is would be good to have a text amendment to reinstate “day school use” in the Village’s institutional zoning.
Staff/faculty recruitment – Twenty-five offers to be made teachers and support staff. Please keep making referrals but for now we are in a good spot. Just posted a Business Manager role at the beginning of this week.
Student enrollment update: Currently 445 applications submitted and accepted offers, with and additional 50 students on waitlists. Parents have 10 days to accept their offer if they do not accept the offer(s), their offer(s) will be rescinded. Two sections of every grade, 4 – 9, and 3 sections grades K-2, thus the reason for the additional teaching staff in the younger grades.
Financing update: Appling for a Bridge Loan once our new lease is signed; expect a mid-May date for release of funds to bridge the school until state funds arrive in the fall. Beginning next month we will receive regular treasurer reports.
: New HR Director, Kim Nichols, on board for one week and has started to update the policies. Looking to hire an administrative assistant by early June to help with formatting and finalizing the school policies.
Hillsdale teacher training & curriculum: We have several copies of the Hillsdale program guide for teachers, one for each grade and specialty area. Hillsdale has an extensive staff that will train and supports our board, faculty and staff.
Proposed 2021-2022 school calendar: Start on September 7, 2021 and end on June 10, 2022.
Tim Peterson made a motion to approve the proposed 2021-2022 school calendar; seconded by Tom Gehl; motion carried.
School policies update
CESA training: Principal schedule to attend training for additional opportunities regarding special compliance needs for new schools.
Summer school 2022: Most BCSI have summer school the first year to support students and their needs.
– Next month we will begin the following board committees:
6. New Business
LCCA board committees
o Proposal for HR and Compensation Committee later down the road
– Launching a foundation to raise money for a permanent facility in the future.
Hillsdale Board training: April 22-24
– four Board Members planning to attend, and two members will be attending in November 2021.
Open House for new location: Sat., May 8
LCCA Liberty Gala: Sat., July 31
Thursday, July 8 – Breakfast for the Teachers – Board members invited to attend and meet and
greet the faculty and staff. Alternative date for those that can’t make it is July 13.
August 23 & 31 – Open houses for Parents and students to come and meet the faculty and staff.
(late morning or early afternoon)
7. Meeting Adjourned at 7:53pm.