Board Meeting – Northwest Passage High School #4049 May 15, 2012
Board Members in Attendance: Josie Pitts, Deb Howard, Theresa Boisjolie, Lisa Heille, Leah
Bauman-Smith, Mike Luger
Others in attendance: Peter Wieczorek, Interim Director, Louise Wilson, George Walker
5:20 p.m. Call to order
Review Minutes: Motion
to approve April’s board meeting minutes made by Leah Bauman-Smith, 2nd by
Lisa Heille , motion carries.
Deb Howard reviewed the purpose of
MN Association of Charter Schools (MACS) and explained that NWPHS is up for a
contract renewal with MACS. The Board of Directors recommend that NWPHS join
the MACS for the 2012-12 membership year of July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. The
cost of a year renewal is $3290.00 or $274.17 per month. Motion to approve the
payment to join the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools for the 2012-12
membership year was made by Josie Pitts, 2nd by Theresa Boisjolie, motion carries.
NWPHS’s contract for services with
Designs for Learning Services for the 2012-13 school year also needs to be
renewed. Designs for Learning is the organization that provides support for
special education services and provides the school with a Special Education
Director. A motion to approve payment to Designs for Learning was made by Mike
Luger, 2nd by Leah Bauman-Smith. Motion carries.
Treasure’s/Financial Report: Josie Pitts reviewed
treasure’s report. The projected short fall is now estimated to be around
$16,000 by the end of June. This number is however a lot lower than initially
projected which was projected to be $33,000.
A motion to approve April, 2012, financial report was made
by Theresa Boisjolie and Lisa Heille 2nd,
Peter Wieczorek proposed having a special meeting on May 29,
2012, at 5:15 p.m., to discuss next year’s budget. There has been recent
changes in staffing, and the budget needs to be reworked. Peter discussed
wanting to put raises in the budget. In that meeting there will be final
approval and the budget will be presented to the state in time.
Director Report: Peter Wieczorek
commencement for NWPHS is May 31, 2012.
picnic on the last day of school, June 1, 2012.
will be going away celebrations to salute staff that are leaving NWPHS.
House went well.
of having an open house targeting home school students.
will be another open house sometime this summer for recruitment purposes.
Learning at the school. There has been a variety of involvement for
students. The science group is bringing their bear jungle gym out to the
Wild Life Science Center. WCCO is expected to cover the story.
are upcoming stories that will appear in the Coon Rapid Herald. The idea
was brought up from Lisa Heille to look into having articles appear in
other local papers.
discussion of change in school hours for next year.
Discussion about the upcoming need to have a new Treasurer.
Josie Pitts, the current treasurer, is leaving NWPHS. Deb Howard encouraged
members to consider if they want to step into the position. There is also a
need for new board members for the next school year.
Howard would like to select board members to assist in the interview
process with Peter Wieczorek for Director of NWPHS. The interview will
take place at 3:00 p.m. on May 29, 2012.
board member needs to be on the Wellness Committee. Lisa Heille agreed to
be on the committee.
6:21 p.m. Motion to adjourn meeting by Theresa Boisjolie, 2nd by Josie
Pitts, motion carries, meeting adjourned.
Next board meeting is May 29, 2012 at 5:15 PM.
Deborah Howard, Chair Theresa Boisjolie, Secretary