Board Meeting Minutes – 3.15.23

                                    Lake Country Classical Academy

                       Minutes from March 15, 2023 Board Meeting

  1. Call to Order:
  • Board President Kristina Vourax called the meeting to order at 6:02 PM
  1. Approval of Agenda:
  • Tim Peterson moved approval of the meeting Agenda – motion passed.
  1. Citizen’s Forum:
  • There were no requests to speak.
  1. Consent Agenda:
  • Brian Hastings moved approval – motion passed.

A. Discussion Items:

  1. Leadership Report:
  • Principal Daigneau presented her report, a copy of which is attached.
  1. Authorization Report:
  • A draft of our charter agreement with the Waukesha County Executive, Paul Farrow, has been submitted to DPI.
  • Final draft of the charter agreement is due by the end of April.

B. Action Items:

  1. Sexual Misconduct Policy:
  • Principal Daigneau presented the draft of a policy, developed by legal counsel.
  • Tim Peterson moved approval – motion passed.
  1. Standardized Testing:
  • State requires standardized testing for grades 4-8 and 9-11.
  • Principal Daigneau sought approval for parents of students in all other grades to have the option to opt out of this testing as well. 
  • Tim Peterson moved approval – motion passed.
  1. Election of Board Vice President:
  • Tim Peterson nominated Tom Gehl to fill this vacant position.
  • Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Presented by Board Treasurer Brian Hastings
  • Cash position of the school is strong.
  • Discussed financing arrangements for the expansion of the UEB (Upper Elementary Building). 

Committee Reports:

  1. Finance:
  • Presented by Brian Hastings
  • Discussed 5-Year enrollment and budget projections, and establishment of a budget calendar. 
  1. Fund Raising and Communication:
  • Presented by Kristina Vourax
  • Gala planning is the major topic addressed by the committee at this time. The planning committee is within budget and tickets go on sale beginning April 3. The fundraising goal for this year’s gala is $400,000.
  • In the month of February, The Legacy Committee (TLC) raised just over $3K for school operations (combination of spirt wear sales, Water Park night, and other donations). 
  1. Policy and Curriculum:
  • The committee did not meet in March, but Tom Gehl reported that it was working on policy to outline protocols for public commentary at meetings.

President’s Report:

  • There was no report.

Motion to Enter Closed Session:

  • Tom Gehl moved to enter Closed Session under Statute 19.85 (1) (e):

Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session.

  • Motion Passed

The board returned to Open Session


  • Tom Gehl moved adjournment.
  • Motion passed.