Working committees met at Anna Demm's house.
Meeting with TTUSD
Erica, Carolyn and Kim shared info about the meeting with TTUSD - Steve Jennings (Superintendant), and Steve Dickinson (Finane). Overall, it was a very positive meeing - impression was that Steve D and Steve J were both impressed with the knowledge and inspiration driving the group. Financing of the charter will be the bottom line. Discussed potential contracting for transportation and different funding models.
Kim spoke with John Byram at the Grass Valley Charter. Reviewed level of control by school district (who is their sponsor), and the union control aspect of the teachers.
Charter needs to be written so the teacher contract is clear.
Considering 100 student, site-based, K-5 school with makeup of: K-1, 2-3, 4-5.
Pathways to Learning building is for sale and is being considered. Could spill over to Lengua Viva building eventually? Budget per Erica allots for $1800/mo mortgage payment, and $250 for utilities. Funding options include a loan for independent study, repaid in 5 years. Prop 39 requires TTUSD to provide a site.
Since district is Basic Aid, funding is $7000/student (from district).
Each committee will appoint a chair. All chairs will communicate with each other, and chairs will communicate via email to group if needed.
Monthly meetings will happen on the 3rd Wednesday of every month on default.
Group agreed that a website is needed, will be put in place by SunMie.