CAMPA CHARTER SCHOOL
1962-84 Linden Blvd.
Brooklyn, New York 11207
Regular Board Meeting Minutes
June 14, 2014
The meeting for the Board of Trustees for CAMPA Charter School was held on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The meeting commenced at 10 AM.
Board members present were: Viola Abbott, JoAnne Challenger, Michele Weekes, Deborah Knight, Rana Khan, Lori Bennett, Joan Ramsey, and Larry Hughes. Daryl Rock and Julia Mc Donald were notified absences. Jeanne Lopez and Afrah Richman were not notified absences.
The minutes for May 10, 2014 and the agenda for June 14, 2014 were approved and accepted.
A brief discussion was conducted around CAMPA Charter School requesting a planning year for June 2014 to June 2015.
RESOLVED: CAMPA CHARTER SCHOOL will open for September 2015.
A letter will be sent to the state after the meeting requesting the planning year.
RESOLVED: CAMPA will begin with grade 6 when the school opens in September, 2015.
Fiscal Report– Larry Hughes, Treasurer, Reported
The fiscal year ends June 30th. CAMPA received $103,984 for the first installment of the CSP Grant. $18,868 was spent from the grant, and $12,528 of that amount was paid out in May and June 2014. $4,875 was received in donations between January and June. $2,000 was given as a loan. There is a balance of $92,093 remaining in the bank account. (It was suggested that our spending be conservative, in order that the balance serve us well during the planning year.
The new fiscal year begins July 1st.
No report at this meeting, however, it was suggested that the Board read the Principal’s Weekly to keep up the current changes in curriculum.
Recruitment Task Force – Michele Weekes, Chair, Reported
46 applications were received
27 students enrolled
30 applications received
Facilities Task Force – Rana Khan, Chair, Reported
It was reported that it will take between $200,000 and $300,000 to renovate the first module. Rana suggested some solutions. The Foundation Center.org. is one that could help us with fundraising. The company would help point an organization in the right direction to receive money. We will have to investigate this further.
There are also lease back programs, Canyon Agassi and Civic Builders. These companies will put up the financing up front. They are responsible for the liability; however, they charge an interest rate of 10 to 15 percent. It was also suggested that we could partner-up with the MAN-Up organization to look for a new facility.
Finally three options were proposed to present to the church’s Board of Trustees, if they want to move forward with CAMPA being a tenant on their property.
Compensation for Tracey Griffin was requested by Michele Weekes for creating CAMPA‘s the web-site. Due to time, further discussion on this request was tabled for the July Board meeting.
There being no further business to be conducted and upon a motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting ended at 12:15 PM.
Deborah Knight, Secretary