Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting Agenda 3.18.24

The Catalyst Board of Directors will hold a meeting March 18, 2024 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


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

  • Review of agenda
  • Review and vote for approval of February 23, 2024, Board of Directors meeting minutes; March 12, 2024 Finance Committee meetings minutes; and March 13, 2024 Academic Committee meeting minutes.
  • Mission centering (Ed Siderewicz)

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

*3:30-4:00 - Academic Committee: Dr. Catherine Burns

  • On-going Board level monitoring of key performance indicators- IAR, SAT, IEP on-time completion percentage, discipline data, ELL, and attendance metrics

*4:00-4:30 - Finance and Strategic Issues Committee: Yuan-Ying Hsu

  • YTD FY24
  • Performance of CPS Finance and Operation Scorecard metrics YTD
  • Loan discussion
  • FY25 budgeting process
  • KCAF update

*4:30-4:45 – Family and Community Committee: Mitzi Moore, Gordon Hannon, Ed Siderewicz, and Michael Kasang

  • On-going Board level monitoring of family and community relations and responsiveness

*4:45-5:00 – New business / Open conversation

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