The Board for Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School is the governing entity for our state and federally funded public school program. All the meetings must be open to the public. We will set the dates of our meetings and assure that they are on our website and in our lobby. A book containing board meeting minutes is available in the office. Board members include a teacher, parents, and experts in a variety of fields. The Head of School is a non-voting member of the board. Board terms are 3 years.
Cornerstone Montessori ElementarySchool Founding Board Members
Board Chair—Melissa Santrach Trustee—Patty Bachmeier
Vice Chair—Ben Moudry Trustee—Amber (Ambar) Hanson
Treasurer—Liz Coenen Trustee—Liesl Taylor
Secretary—Jane Reilly Trustee (non-voting)—Liza Davis, Head of School
The CMES Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm with the exception of the January 2013 meeting, which will be on January 22. Most board meetings follow a standard agenda (see below), however, each meeting’s specific agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting and is available at the school.
In addition to the regular monthly Board meetings, the CMES Board members will also participate in an annual Board retreat on Saturday, March 9th from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at the school.
The Board’s standing committees also meet monthly. The Finance Committee meets the second Tuesday at 1:00 pm and the Governance Committee meets the second Thursday at 5:00 pm with the exception of the January 2013 meetings (see meeting dates below). Meetings are held at the school.
NOTE: The Governance Committee will hold an Election Preparation Workshop Saturday, April 6 at 9 am to prepare materials for the first Board Election. The workshop will be at Panera Bread, 2515 White Bear Avenue N, Maplewood.
2013 Meeting Schedule and Agendas
January 22, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21 (the Annual Meeting will begins at 5:30 pm and will be followed immediately after by the regular meeting), June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
Standard Board Meeting Agenda
Call Meeting to Order
Public Comment Period – Comments limited to 3 minutes per person
Acceptance of Minutes from previous month’s meeting
Head of School Report –Liza Davis
Vital Signs Presentation
Director of Business Operations – Chris Bewell
Governance Committee Report – Melissa
Treasurer’s Report – Liz
Review of Financials
Suggested Agenda Items for Next Month