Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting 9.18.23 Agenda

The Catalyst Board of Directors will hold a meeting Setpember 18, 2023 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.


Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School

5608 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, Illinois 60644


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

  • Review of agenda
  • Call to mission (Ed Siderewicz)
  • Review and vote for approval of May 15, 2023, Board of Directors meeting minutes
  • Vote to approve Larry Williams for three- year renewal Board of Directors term and Chair of Catalyst Board of Directors
  • Vote to approve Terry Toth for three-year renewal Board of Directors term
  • Vote to approve Monica Smith for Board of Directors renewal term through June 2024
  • Vote to approve Steve Brown for Board of Directors renewal term through June 2024
  • Moment to honor Rick Hurd and Velia Soto for their 14 years and 4 years of service to the Board

*3:15-3:25 - Public comment (limited to 2 minutes per speaker)

*3:25-4:00 - Academic Committee:

  • End of SY2022-23 summary and review
  • Charter renewal 
  •          Update on SPED timeliness documentation and suspension rates

*4:00-4:20 – Parent, Family, Community Engagement Committee: Mitzi Moore, Monica Smith, Gordon Hannon, Terry Toth, Ed Siderewicz, and Michael Kasang

  • Men Take Your Scholar to School Day-September 13, 2023
  • Organization of campus parent meetings that precede and flow into Board meetings
  • CEO Coffee Chats
  • ·     KCA updates (mural unveiling and community impact)

4:20-4:45 - Finance and Strategic Issues Committee: Yuan-Ying Hsu

  • FY23 initial summary and upcoming audit
  • YTD FY24
    • Capital projects completed for charter renewal
    • ESSER funds
    • Increased personnel needs to meet scholar IEPs

*4:45-5:00 – Governance items: Gordon Hannon and Larry Williams

  • How do we stay in relationship with Catalyst’s foundational legacy?
  • Discussion on Board membership, terms, and recruitment of new Board members

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