CAMPA CHARTER SCHOOL
1962-84 Linden Blvd.
Brooklyn, New York 11207
Regular Board Meeting Minutes
May 10, 2014
The meeting of the Board of Trustees for CAMPA Charter School was held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The meeting began at 9:35 AM.
Board members present were: Daryl Rock, Viola Abbott, Julia McDonald, Michele Weekes, Joan Ramsey, JoAnne Challenger, Lori Bennett, Larry Hughes, Deborah Knight and Principal Marcelle Fong.
Afrah Richmond was a notified absence. Jeanne Lopez was not a notified absence.
The minutes for April 12th meeting and the agenda for May 10th were both accepted and approved.
Fiscal Report – Larry Hughes, Treasurer, Reported
A donation of $200 was received in April. The first distribution of the CSP Grant for $103,784 was received.
There is a balance of $104,799 in our account.
D & O Insurance $442 (April payment)
Flier Distribution $345
Lexmark all in one laser printer $206
Currently, checks are being prepared for past services rendered and reaching out to vendors to receive an invoice in order to compensate them for their services. We have invoices from CEMUSA, Charter Center, CSBM and Vanguard.
Vendors to be reviewed
We received the ADP quotes on their medical, dental plan and 401K plan through their Total Source program. CAMPA will be able to utilize the benefits ADP offers to their employees as well as their human resource department for all CAMPA employees.
We now have received three quotes from CPA firms that will approve our Fiscal Policy and Procedures, provide our audit the file our IRS form 990. The companies are Schall & Ashenfarb, Loeb and Troper LLP and Fruchter, Rosen & Company, P. C.
Education Committee – Lori Bennett, Chair, Reported
The committee is still working on the student handbook, but wants input from the principal.
One educational program that the committee spoke about was AVID.
A subcommittee of the education committee is technology. The purpose of this committee is to work on social media and bring a cohesive look to the promotional material. A drop box has been created to use for all information and pictures related to CAMPA.
Recruitment/Outreach Task Force – Michele Weekes, Chair, Reported
Facilities Taskforce – Viola Abbott, Chair, Reported
A contractor came on Friday, May 9th to see the modules. There was a thorough review of the building.
We are waiting to get the cost to refurbish the building. A second contractor will be called in so we can have more than one bid.
The E-rate vendor that is being considered is Knight Nets, Inc. for $48,000.
Personnel Taskforce – Viola Abbott, Chair, Reported
No changes since the last meeting. We are still looking for an Operations Manager.
Marcella Fong, Principal gave the Board her CAMPA e-mail address… [email protected]
To have the Social Media become a taskforce
Heather Bromberg, from Charter School Business Management (CSBM) met with the Board. She passed out a pre-opening budget. She briefly helped us to drill down on specific areas of the budget. She will help prepare the report for the first $50,000.
There being no further business to be transacted and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting ended at 11:36 AM.
Deborah Knight, Secretary