This Meeting will be held in person
At Common Ground 358 Springside Ave
Hilltop Room 109
October 30, 2023
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)
Invoices Needing Approval
- Zangari Cohen $6235.00- Legal Support September 2023.
- Thurston Foods $13,836.18- Lunch and Breakfast supplies from the end of Sept to mid Oct.
Executive Director Report (6:15) (Monica)
Audit Committee (7:00)
No meetings until Fall 2023: FY 23 Audit in progress
Finance and Development Committee Report (7:05) (Jeff)
The Finance and Development committee met on October 26th to review Budget vs Actuals as of September 30th 2023 and Invoices for approval. We also discussed how to best incorporate the work of Finance and Development in this joint committee. Jeff will discuss further with the board members and Monica will discuss with Audrey. The Finance and Development Committee will next meet on Thursday, November 15th. For more info contact Jeff Carter.
Governance Committee Report (7:15) (Alexis)
The Governance Committee met on October 12th. The committee discussed assigning all board members to committees and began developing descriptions for each committee. Alexis and Ky worked to assign all board members to at least one committee. Alexis will field board member interest and preference for each committee, as well as identify potential chairs/co-chairs of each committee. Chairs will be responsible for scheduling meetings and developing agendas, in consultation with Monica. The Governance would like to see each committee report out at each board meeting. The Governance committee also discussed the concerns raised by staff and how best to continue to respond in light of the recommendations from the school committee.
Personnel Committee Report
The personnel committee did not meet. The committee includes Monique Frasier, Shelly Hicks, Bob Parker, and Alexis Smith.
Strategic Planning Committee Report
The strategic planning committee did not meet. Bob Parker will serve as chair of the committee.
School Committee Report (7:15) Liz
The School Committee met on October 25th to discuss their charter review the School Improvement Plan
New Business (7:20)
Executive Session (7:20)
Next Meeting: October 30th (in person)
In order to comply with 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, September 15th ) and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, September 18th) 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 Alexis.Smith@nhep.com by 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All submitted documents will be included in the publicly shared meeting minutes.