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Board News October 2017

Honey Creek Community School

Board of Trustees Meeting

September 23, 2017

 

Board Members Present: Bryan Cole, Bridgette Carr, Matthias Kirch, Barnaby Pung, Melanie Hagan, Megan Masson-Minock, Andy Sheibar, Victoria Bennett

Staff and Community Members Present: Al Waters, Karen Andrews, Megan Rodgers, Mary Bassett

 

Public Participation: Tom Kovacs

Tom made a request of the Board to change Megan Rodgers’ title from Sustainability Officer to, e.g., Development Officer. He feels the current title is confusing to parents and the public, undermines his professional and personal work, and could potentially harm Megan’s career.

The Sustainability Committee discussed this at their last meeting, and agreed that it would be left to Al Waters and Megan Rodgers to decide.

 

School Meal and Bad Debt Policies

With regard to the second reading of the School Meal policy and the Bad Debt policy, there were no further questions from the Board.

The Board moved to accept the policies as proposed.

 

New Business

2016-2017 Audit completed by Yeo & Yeo

Reviewed financial statements, compliance, and internal controls

FINANCIALS

Financial statements were unmodified

 

COMPLIANCE

No current issues

Cash reconciliation weakness has been corrected

Up to speed with Title II requirements

 

INTERNAL CONTROLS

A significant deficiency* was noted by the auditors regarding the recording of retirement and wage statements
* Note this is the least serious type of deficiency

These statements need to be signed à this is strictly an accounting rule, but the auditors are suggesting we need to do this

The school needs to understand they have a liability to the teachers

Al Waters to research further why this is a requirement

For contract andf part-time employees, the statement serves as a reminder that their compensation is at a certain level

The Board moved to accept the 2016-2017 audit with additional review.

 

Strategic Plan Committee Reports

Finance Committee Report:

No questions for the committee.

 

Governance Committee Report:

No questions for the committee.

Communications / Outreach / Branding Committee Report:

No questions for the committee.

 

Coming Meetings / Events

October 20 – Fall Festival

October 25 – Board Meeting @ 5:30

 

Nothing from Staff

 

Meeting was adjourned @ 8:35 a.m.

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