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Catalyst Board of Directors Academic Committee Meeting Agenda 9.26.22

The Catalyst Board of Directors will hold a meeting September 26, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The agenda and meeting information are below. All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public, with a public comment portion during the time below.

If you have questions, please contact Catalyst's Director of Administration Michael Kasang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Location:

Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School

5608 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, Illinois 60644

 

Agenda:

*3:00-3:20- Welcome: Larry Williams, Chair and Mr. Gordon Hannon, CEO

  • Review of agenda
  • Review and vote for approval of May 9, 2022 Board of Directors meeting minutes; September 21, 2022 Academic Committee meeting minutes; and September 21, 2022 Finance Committee meeting minutes

*3:20-3:30 -Public comment (limited to 2 minutes per speaker)

*3:30-4:10-Academic Committee: Dr. Catherine Burns

  • Update on school academic progress and plans
  • Update on Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria ISS/OSS suspension data and IEP completion rates

*4:10-4:30 - Finance and Strategic Issues Committee: Ms. Ying-Yuan Hsu

  • FY23 update
  • Kehrein Center for the Arts independence of Catalyst budget discussion

*4:30-5:00: Board governance items:

  • Review and vote for approval for one-year renewal term of Steve Brown to Catalyst Board of Directors
  • Review and vote for approval for one-year renewal term of Velia Soto to Catalyst Board of Directors
  • Review and vote for approval for three-year renewal term of Dr. Kimberly Hinton to Catalyst Board of Directors
  • Board terms and Board member training requirements
  • For Discussion: How can the Catalyst Board ensure its foundational values and beliefs remain embedded in the fabric of the school?

*Adjournment

Catalyst Finance and Academic Committee Meetings' Agendas 9.21.2022

The Catalyst Board of Directors' Finance Committee will hold a meeting on September 21, 2022 at 10:00 am and the Academic Committee will hold a meeting on September 21, 2022 at 3:30 pm. These meetings will be held by video conference- please contact Catalyst's Director of Administration Michael Kasang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-897-5816 for conference call information.

Finance Committee Agenda:

  • FY23 YTD

Academic Committee  Agenda:

  • Analysis of ISS/OSS suspension data and IEP completion rates
  • Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria academic strategic plans

Catalyst Schools SY 2023-2024 Lottery Dates

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at our dynamic and loving school commmunities! We are hopeful that you will be able to join our incredible scholars, staff and families at Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria! The first step in the application process is to apply at this link:

https://catalyst.schoolmint.net/signin

The Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria lotteries for the 2023-2024 school year will be on the dates and times below:

Catalyst Circle Rock Kindergarten-8th Grade

5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644

Main Office– March 29, 2023 at 9:00 am

Catalyst Maria Kindergarten-8th Grade; 10th-12th grades

6727 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL, 60629

Auditorium Stage – March 28, 2023 at 9:00 am

The Catalyst lotteries are open to the public and will be monitored by an independent auditor. The deadline for inclusion in the Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria 2019-2020 lotteries is March 26, 2023.

Catalyst is a public charter school open to all Chicago students.  We serve all students no matter what their race, ethnicity, ancestry, country of origin, language spoken, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, academic ability or need for special educations services.  We believe all children can learn and we take an individualized approach to each student’s development.

Applications can be completed online through the link below or at either Catalyst campus. 

https://catalyst.schoolmint.net/signin

Catalyst begins the 2022-2023 school year!

On August 22, the teams at Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria welcomed our incredible 1,620 K-12th grade scholars to the 2022-2023 school year! Catalyst Circle Rock is embarking on its 16th year partnering with the Austin community and Catalyst Maria is beginning its 11th year in Chicago Lawn. We are incredibly inspired and grateful for each team member’s efforts to making the first week of school such a success and we are confident this year will be the best yet!! Thank you for all that you bring to our mission of Teaching Minds and Touching Hearts!

Back to School 2022

Catalyst Maria School Store 2022-2023

Hello Catayst families,

We hope that you and your families are doing well! Please find information regarding the Catalyst Maria School Store here

Please contact Ms. Olivera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or concerns. 

Thank you and have a safe and wonderful summer!

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