Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting 2.23.24 Agenda

The Catalyst Board of Directors will hold a meeting February 23, 2024 from 11:00 am-12:30 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 Maria Charter School

6727 S. California Ave.

Chicago, Illinois 60629


*11:00-11:15 – lunch conversation with Catalyst Maria students in cafeteria

*11:20-11:30 Welcome: Larry Williams, Chair and Gordon Hannon, CEO

  • Review of agenda
  • Review and vote for approval of September 18, 2023, Board of Directors meeting minutes; November 3 and November 30, 2023 Finance Committee meetings minutes; November 29, 2023 Academic Committee meeting minutes; and November 28, 2023 Family and Community Committee meeting minutes

*11:30-11:40- Public comment (limited to 2 minutes per speaker)

*11:40-12:00 – Food service presentation by Taher and food service provider selection process

*12:15-12:30 - 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

*12:15-12:30 - Finance and Strategic Issues Committee: Yuan-Ying Hsu

  • YTD FY24
  • FY23 audit and Finance and Compliance Scorecard
  • Loan discussion

*12:30-12:45 – Family and Community Committee: Mitzi Moore, Monica Smith, Gordon Hannon, Ed Siderewicz, and Michael Kasang

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


Rescheduled Catalyst BOD meeting- 2.23.24

The second Catalyst Board of Directors meeting for SY23-24 has been rescheduled from December 4, 2023 to February 23, 2024.  All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public and an agenda will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. There is a public comment portion of the meeting established for every Board meeting.

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Catalyst Maria Charter School

6727 S. California Ave.

Chicago, IL 60629

Catalyst Schools CLOSED January 16, 2024

Catalyst Schools will be closed for all classes and before/after-school activities on Tuesday 1/16/2024 due to weather. Please stay safe in the winter weather!

Winter Break 2023-2024

Catalyst Schools will be closed to scholars and staff for Winter Break from December 22, 2023- January 7, 2024.

Scholars will return TUESDAY January 9, 2024.

Staff will return Monday January 8, 2024 for Professional Development.

Have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to an incredible year in 2024!


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