Common Ground Board Meeting Agenda for October 24, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: In order to comply with adjusted CT Open Meeting laws, this Zoom meeting will be recorded and posted on the Common Ground website

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Board Meeting Agenda

Oct. 24, 2022


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Public Comment (5:30) (two minutes per person for a total time limit of 30 minutes, or by email; see instructions below) Sign up for Public Participation HERE

Business Requiring Approval (6:00)

Minutes of the September Board Meeting 

Board Approval of student Board Member Patience Christopher. 

Invoices Needing Approval

Agilix- Buzz learning platform license, $5785.00 (budgeted expense)

Zangari Cohen- legal fees, $13,486.25 (budgeted expense)

Thurston Foods- Oct food for lunch/breakfast, $11605.30 (budgeted expense)

Executive Director Report (6:15) (Monica)

Audit Committee (7:00)  (Goia)

The Audit committee will schedule a meeting in November to review the draft audit. Betsy will coordinate this with audit committee members.

Building Committee (7:00) (Bev) 

The Building Committee is on pause because there are no current building projects requiring board approval. The Management Team will continue to collaborate internally on Site and Facilities issues and will re-convene the Board Building Committee as needed. 

Development Committee Report (7:00) (Charlie) 

The Development Director (Audrey) and Chair of the Development committee (Charlie) met on October 19th to make plans for the Development committee in FY 23 and end of year fundraising


Finance Committee Report (7:05) (Beth)

The Finance Committee met on October 21st to review Budget vs Actuals through September 30th  and EOY projections as well as October Invoices to be paid. The Finance Committee will meet next on Tuesday, October 22nd at 4:00 pm 

Governance Committee Report (7:15) (Bob)

The Governance Committee did not meet in September but will meet again on Tuesday, November 15th at 1:30 pm. 

School Committee Report (7:15) (Monica)

The School Committee did not meet in October. The Board members on the School Committee will be conducting a Special Meeting of the Board for a student disciplinary hearing in Executive Session at 4pm on October 27th. This meeting has been publicly posted and involved families have been notified. 

New Business (7:20)

Executive Session

Adjourn (7:30)

Next Meeting: Monday, November 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm via Zoom

Public Comment: 

In order to comply with adjusted Connecticut Open Meeting laws, any member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting must sign up on the Public Participation Sign-up Document. Sign-ups for Public Participation will open at 5 pm on the last business day before the meeting (Friday, October 21) and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, October 24th) Public Participation is limited to 2 minutes per person up to 30 total minutes. Anyone wishing to make a statement to the board can also submit testimony in writing to  by 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All submitted documents will be included in the publicly shared meeting minutes.


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