Board Minutes 08-30-2017

TRILLIUM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Approved Minutes

Regular Meeting - August 30, 2017 8:00am

Call to Order

Roll Call

Trillium Academy Conference Room 109
15740 Racho
Taylor, MI 48180
734-374-8222

By: G. Handel

At: 8:11 am

R. Bovitz Present
G. Handel Present
T. Walker Present
H. Gardner Absent
S. Schwartz Present
L. Green Present
S. Wisinski Present


Affirmation of Mission

Trillium Board of Directors reaffirms the mission statement.

Approval of Agenda Motion was made by L. Green and seconded by T.
Walker to approve the agenda as presented.
Y: 6 N: 0
Motion Carries

Student Presentation

Call to the Public

Consent Item I.

Treasurer's Report

Educational Service Provider's Report

NIA
The meeting is a meeting of the Board of Directors in public for the purpose of conducting the Academy's business and is not considered a public community meeting. Those that may wish to address the Board on agenda items only may do so at this time by being recognized by the chair.
There will be a second Call to the Public near the end of the agenda where interested parties may address the Board on any items of their choice.
Those that request to address the Board have a maximum of three minutes in which to speak.

Motion was made by R. Bovitz and seconded by S. Schwartz to Approve the minutes from the July 26, 2017.
Y: 6 N: 0
Motion Carries

Motion was made by R. Bovitz and seconded by T. Walker to Approve the Board Treasurer's Report July 2017.
Y: 6 N: 0
Motion Carries
Working with Comcast over a billing issue where there is a credit on the school account. All investments that are very conservative and secure.

ESP Report
S. Paddock; Interim Superintendent.
Student enrollment is currently at 611. 20% of this years enrollment are new to the school. There is no waiting list, all students have been enrolled. Dual enrollment and AP English are both being offered to the high school students. NWEA (Map) will be replacing Performance Series test and training for staff will begin in November, after teachers are able to see the data collected from the first round of testing.
Returning staff bonuses and years of service raises have been distributed. New Lap tops for teachers have been ordered and are being delivered. The chrome carts will be ordered.

Discussion Items

Action Items

Process for Check Signatures
Recommended that a separate bank account be set up with TRG to pay any acquired expenses by the school. The expense must be approved by the Board signers, then an electronic transfer will occur and the debt will be paid. Signatures could be done electronically. A document will be created and be sent to CMU for approval.
Auditors are satisfied with this idea.
Update on Refinace of Debt
Continuing converstations with refinance advisor about moving forward with the refinance.
Suggestion was made to wait until after the October count day to make any decisions. Update on Upcoming School Year
Topic covered in ESP Report.

Contract Amendment No. 2
Motion was made by L. Green and seconded by T. Walker to approve Contract Amendement No. 2. Y: 6 N: 0
Motion Carries

CMU Representative Report
September 28th from 8:00am to 3:00pm is the Charter School Conference. It is being held at the Suburban Conference Center in Novi. The theme this year is Embracing Change. Panel sessions are scheduled discussing the challenges of change in schools and on boards.

Call to the Public

Announcements

Adjournment

Interested parties may address the Board on any items of their choice. Those that request to address the Board have a maximum of three minutes in which to speak.

The next Regular Board of Director's meeting will be held on September 27, 2017 at 8:00am. in Conference Room 109.

Motion By: T. Walker Seconded By: S. Schwartz Time: 9:05 am

The above minutes were duly adopted by Trillium Academy Board of Directors at which a quorum was present.

Upon request to the academy office, the academy shall make reasonable accommodations for a person with a disability to be able to participate in this meeting.

Minutes of all board meetings are available after approval by the board at:
Trillium Academy
15740 Racho Road
Taylor, MI 48180

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