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Summary of Board Decisions

This summary lists board actions as recorded in the meeting minutes. For details and background information, consult the board packets as linked from this page. In the case of policies, consult the ISM Official Documents site.

 


2017-2018

 

January 8, 2018

Approved 2018-2019 Staff Compensation Model

Approved 2018-2019 first-half bonus for all staff members

Board Packet

 

December 11, 2017

Ratified 2-year contract renewal for Sean Madden as Director per existing contract terms

Approved 2017-2018 First Interim Financial Report, including current year projections (i.e. operating budget)

Board Packet
 

November 14, 2017

Elected Allison Barrientos as a board trustee for an interim term from November 13, 2017 through June 30, 2018

Approved 2016-2017 Audited Financial Statements

Assigned an Ad Hoc Compensation Committee to recommend the 2018-2019 staff compensation plan

Approved Preliminary Project Plan for a Multisport Outdoor Court

Approved request for proposals (RFP) for a Multisport Outdoor Court

Board Packet
 

October 14, 2017 Board Retreat

Identified ISM aspirations for 10 years into the future:

~ Technology design STEAM Center—Makerspace/Science

~ Outdoor sports facilities and expanded athletic opportunities

~ Fundraising stability

Board Minutes
 

September 11, 2017

Approve Unaudited Actuals financial report

Approve Fiscal Calendar & Procedures

Approve revised Employee Leave Policy

Approve revised Uniform Complaint Procedures Policy

Board Packet
 

August 14, 2017

Approved revised Attendance Policy

Approved Suicide Prevention Policy

Board Packet

 

 


2016-2017

 

June 12, 2017

Approved 2017-2018 Education Protection Account spending plan

Approved Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs, to include Title II

Approved 2017-2018 Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Adopted 2017-2018 budget and 2017-2022 five-year budget projection

Elected the slate of board trustees submitted by the nomination committee for terms from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020 (Patricia Adura-Miranda, Kevin Brookhouser, Cristofer Cabanillas, Valerie Josephson, Kate Mitchell Mehle, Ronnie Higgs), and the slate of board officers submitted by the nomination committee for terms from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 (Cris Cabanillas, Chair/President; Patricia Adura-Miranda, Vice Chair/Vice President; Chris Steinbruner, Treasurer; Lauren Cohen, Secretary)

Approved Resolution 1607-01: Authorized Agents to Sign School Orders

Board Packet

 

May 8, 2017

Approved 2017-2022 Strategic Plan update

PUBLIC HEARING: Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

PUBLIC HEARING: Annual budget development

Board Packet

 

April 10, 2017

Approved extension of line of credit with Pacific Valley Bank

Approved Wellness Policy update

Board Packet
 

March 13, 2017

Approved 2016-2017 Second Interim Financial Report, including current year projections (i.e. operating budget)

Board Packet

 

February 13, 2017

Approved 2017-2018 school calendar

Approved spending plan for 2016-2017 one-time state funding

Appointed Ronnie Higgs as an ISM Board trustee through June 30, 2017

Board Packet
 

January 9, 2017

Accepted Christy White Associates proposal for audit and tax preparation services from 2016-2017 through 2020-2021, and designated Christy White Associates as auditor for the 2016-2017 fiscal year

Board Packet
 

December 12, 2016

Approved 2016-2017 First Interim Financial Report, including current year projections (i.e. operating budget)

Approved 2016-2017 second-half bonus for all staff

Approved 2017-2018 Staff Compensation Model

Board Packet
 

November 7, 2016

Approved 2015-2016 Audited Financial Statements

Approved 2017-2022 Facilities Use Agreement with MPUSD

Board Packet
 

October 1, 2016 Board Retreat

No action

 

September 12, 2016

Recognized, by proclamation, Jacqueline and Toby Onciano as ISM’s Distinguished Agency Honorees for National Philanthropy Day 2016

Approved 2015-2016 Unaudited Actuals Financial Report

Approved 2016-2017 Financial Calendar and Fiscal Procedures

Appointed Kate Mitchell Mehle as an ISM Board trustee through June 30, 2017

Board Packet

 

August 8, 2016

Approved board retreat (October 1) and September board meeting (September 12) dates

Board Packet

 


2015-2016

 

June 2, 2016

Approved 2016-2017 Education Protection Account spending plan

Approved Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs, to include Title II

Approved 2016-2017 Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Adopted 2016-2017 budget and 2016-2021 five-year budget projection

Elected the slate of board trustees submitted by the nomination committee for terms from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019 (Lauren Cohen, Roberta Infelise, Kera Abraham Panni, Chris Steinbruner), and the slate of board officers submitted by the nomination committee for terms from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (Cris Cabanillas, Chair/President; Patricia Adura-Miranda, Vice Chair/Vice President; Chris Steinbruner, Treasurer; Lauren Cohen, Secretary)

Approved Resolution 1606-01: Authorized Agents to Sign School Orders

Board Packet

 

May 9, 2016

Approved 2016-2021 Strategic Plan update

Appointed Kera Abraham Panni as an ISM Board trustee through June 30, 2016

PUBLIC HEARING: Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

PUBLIC HEARING: Annual budget development

Board Packet

 

April 11, 2016

Approved spending plan for 2015-2016 one-time state funding

Approved extension of line of credit with Pacific Valley Bank

Approved back office services contract with Charter School Management Corporation

Board Packet

 

March 7, 2016

Approved 2015-2016 Second Interim Financial Report

Designated Bruce Lichtenberg, independent agent, as broker of record for ISM health and welfare benefits

Approved Educator Effectiveness funding spending plan

Approved special education memorandum of understanding with MPUSD

Approved operational memorandum of understanding with MPUSD

Board Packet

 

February 8, 2016

Revised 2015-2016 school calendar to reschedule March 14, 2016 board meeting to March 7, 2016

Approved 2016-2017 school calendar

Approved Wellness Policy update

Authorized the ISM Director to appoint three certificated individuals to an Administrative Panel for the purpose of recommending expulsion of any student found to have committed an expellable offense

PUBLIC HEARING: Educator Effectiveness funding spending plan

Board Packet

 

January 11, 2016

Approved Christy White Associates as auditor for the 2015-2016 fiscal year

Approved 2016-2017 staff compensation model

Board Packet

 

December 14, 2015

Approved Medical Deductible Assistance Fund for employees

Approved 2015-2016 First Interim Financial Report

Board Packet

 

November 9, 2015

Approve 2014-2015 Audited Financial Statements

Board Packet

 

September 14, 2015

Recognized, by proclamation, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Infelise as ISM’s Distinguished Agency Honorees for National Philanthropy Day 2015

Approved 2015-2016 Financial Calendar and Fiscal Procedures

Approved updated Admissions Policy & Procedures

Approved updated Health & Safety Policy

Approved updated Suspension & Expulsion Policy

Approved Charter Renewal Petition to be submitted to MPUSD, and authorized ISM Director Sean Madden to act as lead petitioner and to negotiate, in consultation with the ISM Board chair, any revisions and amendments necessary to secure approval by the MPUSD governing board

Authorized the ISM administration to match MPUSD regular and long-term substitute teacher pay rates on an ongoing basis

Board Packet

 

August 10, 2015

Approved updated Employee Leave Policy

Approved updated 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Board Packet

 


2014-2015

 

June 8, 2015

Approved 2015-2016 Education Protection Account spending plan

Approved 2015-2016 Local Control and Accountability Plan

Adopted 2015-2016 budget, including revised salary schedules, and 2015-2020 five-year budget projection

Approved revised Uniform Complaint Procedures Policy

Elected the slate of board trustees submitted by the nomination committee for terms from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018: John Bailey, Kelly Sorenson

Elected the slate of board officers submitted by the nomination committee for terms from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016: Chris Steinbruner, Chair/President; Patricia Adura-Miranda, Vice Chair/Vice President; Cris Cabanillas, Treasurer; Lauren Cohen, Secretary

Approved Resolution 1506-01: Authorized Agents to Sign School Orders

Board Packet

 

May 11, 2015

Approved 2014-2015 EPA spending plan update to reflect increased revenue amount

Approved 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

PUBLIC HEARING: Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

PUBLIC HEARING: Annual budget development

Approved feasibility study for expansion of the ISM charter to include grades 9-12

Board Packet

 

April 13, 2015

Approved 2015-2020 Strategic Plan focus areas

Board Packet

 

March 9, 2015

Approved Second Interim Financial Report, including current year projections (i.e. operating budget) 

Board Packet

 

February 9, 2015

Approved 2015-2016 school calendar

Board Packet

 

January 12, 2015

Approved Christy White Associates as auditor for the 2014-2015 fiscal year (continuation of current contract)

Board Packet

 

December 8, 2014

Approved 2014-2015 First Interim Financial Report, including current year projections (i.e. operating budget) 

Board Packet

 

November 10, 2014

Approved 2013-2014 Audited Financial Statements

Approved Prop 30 / Education Protection Account 2014-2015 spending plan

Approved revised 2014-2015 Staff Compensation Model 

Approved 2015-2016 Staff Compensation Model

Discussed board position regarding IB high school options (no actions)

Board Packet

 

September 8, 2014

Recognized, by proclamation, Sunder & Varna Ramaswamy as ISM’s Distinguished Agency Honoree for National Philanthropy Day 2014

Approved 2013-2014 Unaudited Actuals Financial Report

Approved 2014-2015 Financial Calendar and Fiscal Procedures

Approved attendance policy revision

Authorized expenditure of up to $70,000 toward capitalized and noncapitalized facilities improvements, at the ISM director’s discretion based on mutually favorable agreements with MPUSD based on the district’s obligations under the provisions of Education Code § 47614 and our commitment to providing a safe environment for students

Board Packet

 

August 23, 2014 Board Retreat

No action

 

August 11, 2014

Approved resolution 1408-01 Accepting the Terms and Conditions of State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grant Number 10-27

Approved the Common Core State Standards expenditure plan first presented in November 2013

Designated Bruce Lichtenberg of HUB International Insurance Services, Inc. as broker of record for ISM health and welfare benefits

Approved revised conflict of interest code approved by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors

Approved Substance-Free School Policy

Accepted the resignation of John Tilley from the board, and thanked him for his many years of service as a trustee.

Board Packet

 


2013-2014

 

June 9, 2014

Approved one-time bonus for all 2013-2014 employees in recognition of the enormous amount of work put into the PYP and MYP in order to become an authorized IB World School

Approved 2014-2015 budget and 2014-2019 five-year budget

Approved 2014-2015 Local Control and Accountability Plan

Elected the slate of board trustees submitted by the nomination committee for terms from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017: Cristofer Cabanillas; Justine Geisler; Valerie Josephson; Sunder Ramaswamy; Kevin Brookhouser; Patricia Adura-Miranda

Elected the slate of board officers submitted by the nomination committee for terms from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015: Chris Steinbruner, Chair/President; Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice Chair/Vice President; Cris Cabanillas, Treasurer; Lauren Cohen, Secretary

Approved Resolution 1406-01: Authorized Agents to Sign School Orders

 

May 12, 2014

Approved 2014-2016 back office services contract with Charter School Management Corporation

 

April 14, 2014

Approved conflict of interest code

Approved 2014-2019 Strategic Plan update

Approve 2014-2016 contract extension for Sean Madden as ISM Director

Approve extension of line of credit with Pacific Valley Bank

 

March 10, 2014

Approved Second Interim Financial Report

Approved expenditure of up to $10,000 for PE portable assessment, maintenance, and upgrades

 

February 10, 2014

Approved 2014-2015 school calendar

Approved revised MCOE-MPUSD-ISM Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Relocatable Classroom

Appointed Justine Geisler as an ISM Board trustee through June 30, 2014

 

January 13, 2014

Approved Christy White Associates as auditor for the 2013-2014 fiscal year (continuation of current contract)

Approved revised Employee Leave Policy

Approved 2014-2015 staffing plan, with ongoing commitment to an IB Coordinator position

Approved resolution to withdraw from the Schools Excess Liability Fund (SELF) effective July 1, 2015

 

December 9, 2013

Approve First Interim Financial Report, including current year projections (i.e. operating budget)

 

November 12, 2013

Approved 2012-2013 Audited Financial Statements prepared by Christy White Associates

Approved Prop 30 / Education Protection Account 2013-2014 spending plan

Approved Common Core Implementation Funds expenditure plan

Approved Wellness Policy revision

Approved 2014-2015 Staff Compensation Model

Approved ISM Facilities Use Regulations revision

Approved MCOE-MPUSD-ISM Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Relocatable Classroom

Approved MPUSD-ISM Facilities Use Agreement amendment

 

September 9, 2013

Approved 2012-2013 Unaudited Actuals financial report

Approved 2013-2014 Financial Calendar and Fiscal Procedures

 

August 12, 2013

Approved Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs

Approved Homeless Policy

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