Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting Agenda 3.2.2020

Catalyst Schools- Board of Directors Meeting

March 2, 2020 2:45-5:30 PM


Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School

5608 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, Illinois 60644


*2:45 – 3:30- Catalyst parent and Board member meet and greet

*3:30 – 3:50 Reconvene and welcome

  • Review of agenda
  • Review and vote for approval of November 25, 2019 Board of Directors’ meeting minutes; February 27, 2020 and Finance Committee’s meeting minutes; and January 16, 2020 and February 27, 2020 Academic Committee’s meetings minutes.
  • Monthly academic dashboard and SY2019-2020 strategic plan updates
  • Catalyst Circle Rock charter renewal document review
  • FY20 year to date review

*3:50 – 4:00 Opportunity for public comment, if requested (2 mins max per speaker)

*4:00 – 4:30 Academic and Mission Committee

*4:30 – 5:00 Finance and Strategic Issues Committee

  • FY20 private fundraising goal and year to date review
  • Kehrein Center for the Arts update

*5:00 – 5:25- Closure and next steps


Catalyst Circle Rock win ballroom dance championship for third consecutive year!

On February 13th, Catalyst Circle Rock's 5th and 6th grade scholars defended their title as “May I Have this Dance” ballroom dancing champions at the Chicago Cultural Center! Through the incredible efforts of our scholars and Mrs. Knight, the CCR team won the title for the third consecutive year! Congratulations!!

Ballroom Dance Champions 2020

Catalyst Circle Rock achieves five-year charter renewal!

Catalyst Circle Rock received unanimous approval from the Chicago Board of Education for the recommended 5-year renewal at the January 22, 2020 CPS Board of Education meeting!  A HUGE shout-out to the CCR staff, scholars, parents, Austin community members, Catalyst Board members, partner organizations, CPS and innumerable others who have made this a reality! Catalyst is honored to partner with our scholars, families, the Austin community and all stakeholders, and we will continue to work and love relentlessly to ensure the finest outcomes in both mind and heart!

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