Board Meeting Minutes – 01.05.22

 Lake Country Classical Academy Regular Board Meeting 

January 5, 2022, 7 p.m. LCCA West Campus, 818 W. Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc 


President Kristina Vourax called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM. 

All Board members were present; Dan Fuhrman attended via phone connection. 

  • • Motion made by Tom Gehl to approve the Agenda – Motion was approved. 
  • • Motion made by Tim Peterson to approve Minutes of December Meeting – Motion Approved 
  • • There were no comments offered in the Citizen’s Forum. 

Leadership Report: 

  • • Interim Principal Margaret Daigneau presented the Leadership Report, a copy of which is included in these minutes. 
  • • Topics included current and future enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year, various holiday activities at both school locations, facilities, and other topics of interest. 

Student and Faculty/Staff Survey Results: 

  • • President Kristina Vourax covered highlights from these surveys. 
  • • Participation was very high, with 199 of 220 families responding. 
  • • Major takeaways were that 95% would recommend LCCA to other families, 97% plan to return their children, and 90% were satisfied with the quality of education. 
  • • Areas for improvement were also identified in the surveys, with action to be considered and taken on these at a later date. 
  • • Staff participation was also high with 31 completed. 

Attendance Policy: 

  • • The revised policy was presented with minor attendance modification. 
  • • Motion from Tom Gehl to approve the policy as presented was approved. 

Treasurer’s Report: 

  • • Brian Hastings presented this report. 
  • • LCCA’s current cash situation is strong and the operational deficit is smaller due to unexpected monies from DPI, and a generous donation. 
  • • LCCA still does have an operating deficit for the current year, and fund raising will be needed to bridge that gap. 

Finance and Facilities Committee Report: 

  • • There is a meeting on January 19, the primary subject of which will be evaluating options for facilities next year, as well as the issue of tax-exempt bonds for a building campaign. 
  • • Pods continue to be evaluated as an option for next year. 

Fund Raising and Communications Committee: 

  • • An Open House is scheduled for January 27 for prospective families considering enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. 
  • • Update on various tools for enrollment marketing, as well as fund raising initiatives. 
  • • Update on planning for fundraiser, the LCCA Ambassadors’ Celebration, on February 5. 

Board President Report: 

  • • No report was needed beyond comments in FRC Committee above. 

Meeting Adjournment: 

  • • Motion made by Tom Peterson to adjourn. 
  • • Motion passed – meeting adjourned at 7:54 PM.