Minutes: August 13, 2020

Minutes of Public Meeting Sections 7.8.1 and 7.8.2
MINUTES OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE MONTESSORI EDUCATION CENTRE – CHARTER SCHOOL
ACCORDING TO ARS 38-431.01
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

A public meeting of the Montessori Education Centre – Charter School Board of Directors was convened at 10:00am on August 13, 2020 in the Director’s Office at 2834 E. Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona, via a Zoom Meeting. Present at the meeting via Zoom were the following members of the Montessori Education Centre – Charter School Board of Directors: Laura Craig, Stephanie Ord, Rachel Lichtenberger and Tammy Whiting. Jacque Scott was absent.

The meeting was called to order at 10:00am.

The following matters were discussed, considered, and decided at the meeting:

  1. The benchmark recommendations, released by the AZ Department of Health Services , guidance from county health officials and community needs, were presented to the to the Board of Directors in order to determine when in-person teacher-led classroom instruction can safely be made available. After a discussion, the Board determined that in-person teacher-led classroom instruction can safely be made available on August 17, 2020. Laura Craig made a motion to approve Montessori Education Centre Charter School conducting in-person teacher-led classroom instruction on August 17, 2020. Rachel Lichtenberger seconded the motion. A vote was held and the motion passed 4 to 0.
  2. The updated Mitigation Plan was presented. Rachel Lichtenberger made a motion to approve the Mitigation plan for the 20-21 school year in its current form, with the understanding that the plan will be updated as needed. Stephanie Ord seconded the motion. A vote was held and the motion was passed 4 to 0.
  3. The policy to require face coverings (mask/shield) for all staff and students over the age of 5 until the AZ Department of Health Services determines that coverings are not required was presented. Rachel Lichtenberger made a motion to approve the policy requiring face coverings for all staff and students over the age of five. Stephanie Ord seconded the motion. A vote was held and the motion was passed 4 to 0.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30am.
Dated this the 13th day of August, 2020

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