Lake Country Classical Academy
Regular Board Meeting – March 2, 2022
7 PM LCCA West Campus – 818 West Wisconsin Avenue, Oconomowoc
I.) Open Meeting:
• Board President Kristina Vourax called the meeting to Order at 7:03 PM. All
Board members were present: Tim Peterson and Dan Fuhrman attended via
• Motion made by Tom Gehl to approve the Agenda, with one noted change:
to move the Preliminary Budget from an Action sequence to a Discussion
item. Motion passed.
II.) Citizen’s Forum:
• There were no requests to speak
III.) Consent Agenda:
• Only one item on the C.A. and it was approved – the minutes from the
February 2 and February 24 Board meetings.
I.) Leadership Report:
• Head Principal Margaret Daigneau presented. Her report can be found on the
II.) MAP Results:
• Margaret presented results that were positive to national averages.
• A question arose as to whether or not we could get comparisons to local
districts, and that will be investigated.
III.) Authorizer Report:
• Kristina Vourax presented, and this will become a regularly scheduled Agenda
• Kristina will have a monthly call with the Lac Courte Oreilles to ensure they
are receiving the information they need, and to continue to maintain and
nurture this critical relationship.
IV.) Preliminary Budget:
• Brian Hastings took the Board through a multi-page Power Point Presentation
with details of the budget in its current, preliminary state. The document will
be posted to the LCCA web site.
• The Board will schedule a Closed Session to discuss particulars of the budget
regarding faculty wages and benefits.
V.) Conflict of Interest Policy:
• Tom Gehl presented the Policy, and Kristina indicated it would be a
requirement going forward for all Board members to sign it on an annual
I.) Mobile Classrooms:
• Tim Peterson presented two vendor options:
A.) Wilscot – 4 classroom configuration
B.) Satellite – 8 classroom configuration
• Tim and Brian further explained that due to considerations of cost, space, and
capacity, the Wilscot was the substantially preferred model.
Motion made by Tim P. to approve the “earnest money” of $5,000 for the Wilscot proposal
in order to hold the pods for LCCA and reduce the risk of them being leased/sold to some
other school or entity. This motion specifically authorized Tim Peterson to sign an
agreement, which would forfeit these funds if the Board opted not to lease the pods but
would allow us to recoup them if we could not get zoning approval from the civic
II.) Lease Agreement with St. Matthews:
• Dan Fuhrman informed the Board that negotiations with St. Matthews for
additional space for the 2022-23 school year were in process but were not
concluded. This item was not ready for Action in this meeting, to no motion
III.) Skyward and SIS for 2022-23 School Year:
• Brian presented this.
• Tom Gehl made motion to approve – motion passed.
IV.) 2022-23 School Calendar:
• Parent Tonia Froling spoke, requesting an evaluation of whether LCCA’s
calendar could be made to coincide with several area districts that she
mentioned. Specifically, Spring Break of 2023 was addressed as a concern.
• Discussion about pros and cons ensued, and it became apparent the Board
was not ready to act on this matter. It will be tabled and addressed at a
Brian Hastings addressed high points:
• February came in within 1% of budgeted costs.
• Cash on hand at end of February was $700,000
• Final invoice to Catalyst was paid.
• Working on the 501 (3) (C) tax return.
• Current projections call for a $200,000 shortfall in August, with known fund- raising
efforts to address that gap.
Board Committee Reports:
• Facilities and Finance Committee:
Dan Fuhrman reported that a couple of sites are being evaluated for a “one location”
facility plan, and that an RFP for an initial engineering plan may be presented to the
Board in 1-2 months’ time.
• Fund Raising and Communications Committee:
o The Liberty Gala is July 16, 2022; planning efforts continue with procurement for
Silent Auction items, and several other smaller initiatives.
o The Ambassador’s Ball raised $40,000, all of which will be eligible for matching funds
from the William S. Knight Foundation grant.
• Kristina thanked parents, leadership, and staff for all of their on-going efforts
• Brian Hastings made a motion to Adjourn – motion passed. Meeting was
adjourned at 9:32 PM.