Red Cedar School

Board Of Directors


Next Board Meeting

June 22, 2017

Agenda

Updates: Enrollment, school year, bus, special projects

Budget reveiw for 2016/17

Salaries, wages & benefits for 2017/18

Open agenda

Board members & financial aid committee 2017/18 

 

 

 

Sub-Committee Meeting: Financial Aid Committee 

May 30, 2017

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Sub-Committee Meeting: Financial Aid Committee 

February 13, 2017

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Board Meeting Minutes

November 26, 2016  

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Thurdsay, December 3, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, Kim Harry, Kirsten St. Louis, Stacy Carter and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Budget report for 2015/16 & projections for 2016/17

Item 2: Tuition refund requests decision

Item 3: Set tuition for the 2017/18 school year

Item 4:  Financial aid process and future meeting discussion. Agreed a subcommittee will work on this and report back to the board.

Item 5: School updates

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Board Meeting Minutes

June 23, 2016  

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Thurdsay, December 3, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, Ann Kensek, Kirsten St. Louis and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Discussion about tuititon for 2017/18

Item 2: Decision about compensation for Building & Grounds Work-Off Position

Item 3: Decision to pay stipend to staff who also hold a CDL & drive bus for school trips

Item 4:  Decision to add a 5th day of bus service.

Item 5: Set salaries & benefits for staff for 2016/17.

Item 6: Discussion about hiring to replace Corey.

Item 7:  Approved up to $10,000 for summer maintenance projects.

Item 8: Agreed on an annual staff development budget of $2,500 with expection that everyone participate in some form of professional development each year.

Item 9: Agreed to oin Vermont Indepdent School Association (VISA) and drop Chamber of Commerce membership.

Item 10:  Agreed to drop the SSS by NAIS financial aid service, and substitute an in-house process that we will develop. 

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Board Meeting Minutes

May 24, 2016  

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Thurdsay, December 3, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, Ann Kensek, Kirsten St. Louis, Stacy Carter and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Discussion about possibility of offering bus service 5 days a week next year. 

Item 2: Discussion about additional land purchase. 

Item 3: Agreed to sign noise easement for Heffernan Brothers Aggregate.

Item 4:  Budget review and projections.

Item 5: Discussion about Online Auction & Cabaret.

Item 6: Discussion about staffing, salaries and benefits for 2016/17

Item 7:  Discussion about summer building projects. 

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Board Meeting Minutes

December 3, 2015   

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Thurdsay, December 3, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, Ann Kensek, Kirsten St. Louis, Stacy Carter and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Discussed online auction options with Cathy Aikman. More research will be done before a decision is made.

Item 2: School updates.

Item 3: Tuition for 2016/17 was set.

Item 4:  Financial aid committee was confirmed and meeting dates were set.

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Board Meeting Minutes

October 22, 2015   

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Thurdsay, October 22, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, Kim Harry, Ann Kensek, Kirsten St. Louis, Stacy Carter and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Discussed proposal with Cathy Aikman (co-head of Ball & Auction Committee) for online auction in lieu of Rock 'n'' Roll Ball & event based auction. Agreed Cathy & Ellen Yount will research further & report back at December board meeting. 

Item 2: School updates.

Item 3: Elect Ann Kensek to position of Treasurer to replace Philip Bartsch.

Item 4:  Elect Stacy Carter to position of Secretary to replace Ann Kensek.

Item 5: Review final budget report for 2014/15 & projections for 2015/16.

Item 6: Report on Parent Survey from spring of 2015.

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Board Meeting Minutes

June 22, 2015   

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Thurdsay, June 22, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, Ann Kensek, Kirsten St. Louis, Stacy Carter and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Review budget projections for 2014/15 final and 2015/16 preliminary.

Item 2: Set salaries for 2015/16

Item 3: Hire Phil Bartsch as bookkeeper to replace Holly Weir. Phil will step down as Treasurer of the Board.

Item 4:  Discuss parent feedback survey.

Item 5: Finalize decisions on summer projects and equipment purchases for the building and grounds.

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Board Meeting Minutes

April 30, 2015   

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Thurdsay, April 30, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, Ann Kensek, Kirsten St. Louis, Kim Harry, Stacy Carter and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Welcome Stacy Carter to the Board of Directors.

Item 2: Review budget projections for 2014/15 final and 2015/16 preliminary.

Item 3: Discuss enrollment and staffing for 2015/16.

Item 4: Discuss salaries for 2015/16

Item 5: Discuss ideas for a parent feedback survey.

Item 6: Discuss and prioritize summer projects and equipment purchases for the building and grounds.

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Financial Aid Subcommittee Meetings: February 3 & March 25

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Board Meeting Minutes

December 1, 2014  

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Monday, December 1, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, Ann Kensek, Kirsten St. Louis and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Set tuition for 2015/16 school year: Primary & upper elementary – $9,250; middle school – $9,850.

Item 2: Reduce fundraising obligation for the main organizers of the Rock 'n' Roll Ball and Auction. For parents who generate donations to the auction, 10% of winning bid will be applied to their fundraising obligation. 

Item 3: Date set for Ball for May 9, at 51 Main in Middlebury with The Grift.

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Board Meeting Minutes

October 28, 2014 

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Tuesday, October 28, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, Ann Kensek, Kim Harry and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Year end budget report for fiscal year 2013/14.

Item 2: Accept resignation of Julie Myers from the board and thank her for her years of service. Elect officers: Alexa Euler, president; Philip Bartsch, treasurer; Ann Kensek, secretary.

Item 3: To proceed with possibility of acquiring additional land.

Item 4: To partner with Student & School Services by NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) for our financial aid process.

Item 5: To move forward with plans for our annual Rock 'n' Roll Ball in May and to create a committee to oversee the event.    

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Board Meeting Minutes

June 13, 2014

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Friday, June 13, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Kirsten St. Louis, Philip Bartsch, Ann Kensek and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. Kim Harry and Julie Myers were present by phone.

Item 1: Budget review

Item 2: Staff salaries: Salaries and benefits were set for the 2014/15 school year.

Item 3: Summer projects: Agreed to hire Brendan Collins for 6 weeks this summer to do renovations to the middle school room and library. Agreed to a landscaping project to build a pad for a larger ice rink.

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Board Meeting Minutes

May 21, 2014

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Thursday, February 6, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Kim Harry, Kirsten St. Louis, Philip Bartsch, Julie Myers and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. Ann Kensek was present by phone.

Item 1: Rock and Roll Ball was a HUGE success. It was well-attended, great location, lots of auction items. The draw continues to be the band, and the location is ideal. The profit was $8,214 and with a match is $10,776.

Item 2: Updates: Enrollment is 40 - 42 kids for 14/15. There is currently a waiting list for some classes.

Item 3: Budget projections are similar to the 13/14 budget. We will be discussing specifics, running numbers and finalizing at the June meeting. 

Item 4: Staff and salaries for 2014/15 will be further discussed and finalized at June meeting.

Item 5: Summer projects: Brendan has offered to work doing improvement projects at RCS this summer. Projects and costs will be determined after review.

Item 6: Additional land purchase possibility was discussed.

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Board Meeting Minutes

February 6, 2014

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Thursday, February 6, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Kim Harry, Kirsten St. Louis, Philip Bartsch, Julie Myers and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Board Development: Ann Kensek, a former board member and parent, agreed to return to the board.

Item 2: Discussion and review of RCS Tuition Work-Off Program.

Item 3: Rock and Roll Ball update

Item 4: Enrollment discussion for 2014/15.

Item 5: 25th RCS Anniversary celebration brainstorming. Date set for Saturday, July 5, at RCS.

Item 6: Discussion on Financial Aid service.

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Board Meeting Minutes

December 2, 2013 

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Monday, December 2, 2013, in the Upper Elementary room of Red Cedar School. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Kirsten St. Louis, Philip Bartsch, Julie Myers and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director.

Item 1: Decision to accept the proposal from the Financial Committe to increase benefits to the staff.

Item 2: Decision to set tuition for the 2014/15 school year as follows: Elementary level: $8,970; Middle School level: $9,750. 

Item 3: Decision to not do a 9th grade for the 2014/15 school year. 

Item 4: Set date and place for Rock 'n' Roll Ball for Saturday, May 17 at 51 Main in Middlebury. Kirsten St. Louis to lead Ball committee.

Item 5: Discussion about revisions to application process.  

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Board Meeting Minutes

October 9, 2013

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at The Public House in Hinesburg. Prior to the meeting, we recognized and celebrated Miriam Lawrence's many years of volunteerism and Board participation at RCS. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Kim Harry, Kirsten St. Louis, Philip Bartsch, Julie Myers and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Item 1: Discussion of a possible sister school relationship with SOLA. 

Item 2: Discussion about not doing a 9th grade for the 2014/15 school year. 

Item 3: Discussion about possible increase in benefits for core staf. Agreed to set up a Financial sub-committee to analyze what is financially viable for the school and research specific benefit options.

Item 4: Discussion about the annual Rock 'n' Roll Ball.

Item 5: Further discussion about 25th Anniversary Plans 

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Board Meeting Minutes

August 26, 2013  

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Monday, August 26, 2013, in the Upper Elementary room of the school. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Kim Harry, Miriam Lawrence, Philip Bartsch, Julie Myers, Kim Harry, and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director. 

Meeting began at 6:00 p.m.

Item 1: Board Members & Officers

       Resignation: Miriam Lawrence is stepping down

       Relected Alexa Euler for President and Phil Bartsch for Treasurer; elected Julie Myers as Secretary.

Item 2: Budget: Final Report for 2012/13 & Projections for 2013/14

       12/13 Budget Final Report

       12/13 Financial Overview Sheet (Cash & Assets)

       13/14 Budget

       Salaries/Wages

       Long-term Financial Planning

Item 3: Review of Inservice for staff

Item 4: 25th Anniversary Plans

Item 5:  Schedule next meeting for October 8, 2013

Meeting adjourned at 9:14 p.m.

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Board Meeting Minutes 

May 23, 2013  

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Thursday, May 23, 2013, in the Upper Elementary room of the school. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Kim Harry, Miriam Lawrence, Philip Bartsch, Julie Myers, Kim Harry, and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director.

Meeting began at 5:00 p.m.

Item 1: Approve minutes from March 27 meeting.  Approved.

Item 2: Welcome Kirsten St. Louis to the Board

Item 3: Long-term planning

Item 4: 25th Anniversary planning

Item 4: Enrollment numbers & budget projections for 2013/14

Item 5: Staff salaries & benefits

Item 6: Policy regarding deposits

Item 7: Schedule next meeting for August 26, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

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Board Meeting Minutes 

March 27, 2013 

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in the Upper Elementary room of the school. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Kim Harry, Miriam Lawrence, Philip Bartsch, Julie Myers, Kim Harry, and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director.  Guest: Kirsten St. Louis

Meeting began at 6:15 p.m.

Item 1: Approve minutes from January 16 meeting.  Approved.

Item 2: Updates. Enrollment's looking good, most kids are returning. Applications good too, all groups represented. 

Item 3: Budget review & planning.

Item 4: Meetings - focus looking ahead. 25th anniversary; endowment; what have we done well; long term planning.

Item 5: Ball meeting with Kirsten St. Louis.

Item 6:  Schedule next meeting for June 9th, 2013. 

Meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

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Board Meeting Minutes 

January 16, 2013

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in the Upper Elementary room of the school. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Miriam Lawrence, Philip Bartsch, and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director.

Meeting began at 5:55 p.m.

Item 1: Approve minutes from December 5 Meeting.

Approved.

Item 2: Updates:

Enrollment

Advertising/marketing

Long-term planning

Reactions to Sandy Hook

Item 3: Review School Emergency Plans.

Events in CT were terrible, but statistically speaking, schools are still very safe.

Reviewed existing plans and strategies.

Plan to explore inservice on de-escalation and violence prevention; also, to contact state school crisis specialist and get input on existing plan and possible improvements/changes.

Item 4: Rock 'n' Roll Ball:

Updates & Committee formation/assignments

Item 5:  Tentatively schedule next meeting for 3/25 or 3/27, 2013.

Two members absent - will finalize by email.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

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Board Meeting Minutes 

December 5, 2012 

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in the Upper Elementary room of the school. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Kim Harry, Miriam Lawrence, Philip Bartsch, and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director.

Meeting began at 5:55 p.m. 

Item 1: Approve minutes from October 24 Meeting. Approved.

Item 2: Tuition & Fees. Set tuition rates for the 2013/14 school year:

Elementary – $8,170

Middle School – $9,450

9th Grade – $10,547

Item 3: Rock 'n' Roll Ball. Next steps: confirm band and venue; form committee.

Item 4: Topics for remainder of year.

  • Land
  • Long-term planning 

Item 5: Scheduled next meeting for Wednesday, January 16, 2013. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. 

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Board Meeting Minutes 

October 24, 2012 

The annual meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, in the Upper Elementary room of the school. Members of the Board present were: Alexa Euler, Kim Harry, Miriam Lawrence, Julie Myers, Philip Bartsch, and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director.

Meeting began at 5:43 p.m.

Item 1: Approve minutes from June 22 Meeting. Approved.

Item 2: Updates - Enrollment, Staff, School News.  Enrollment is at 37 (11 primary, 12 UE, 14 MS).  Joe Schine, Greg Selover, and Shari Bell are assistant with  teaching duties.  Circus Smirkus next week.  Student Halloween committee is planning a haunted house.

Item 3: Budget Report - 11/12 Year End & 12/13 Projections.

Item 4: Fundraising – Future of Rock 'n' Roll Ball / Big Event

Item 5: Staff Salaries / Wages: Set wages and bonuses for teachers and staff.

Item 6: Elected Board Officers for 2012/13: Alexa Euler, President; Philip Bartsch, Treasurer; Miriam Lawrence, Secretary.

Item 7: Scheduled next meeting for December 5th, 2012

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

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Board Meeting Minutes

June 22, 2012

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Monday, June 22, 2012, in the Upper Elementary room of the school. Members of the Board present were: Louise Rickard, President; Miriam Lawrence, Julie Myers, Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director.

Meeting began at 6:00 p.m.

Item 1: Approve minutes from previous meeting

Item 2: Accept Louise Rickard's resignation

Item 3: Welcome Kim Harry to the board

Item 4: Enrollment numbers & budget projections for 2012/13: Enrollment is confirmed at 32 currently.

Item 5: Staff salaries & benefits

Item 6: Budget review for 2011/12

Item 7: Tuition decisions

Item 8: Bus fees: Agreed that bus will not run on Mondays and those days will not be made up when it doesn’t run midweek for other reasons.  Bernie’s salary and bus fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Item 9: Property adjoining school campus: agreed to talk further with neighbors

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

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Board Meeting Minutes 

April 30, 2012 

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Monday, April 30, 2012, in the Upper Elementary room of the school. Members of the Board present were: Louise Rickard, President; Miriam Lawrence, Julie Myers, Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director.

Meeting began at 6:00 p.m.

Item 1: Approve minutes from previous meeting

Item 2: School governance: Discussion of responsibilities of the Board, Officers, and School Director.

Item 3: Budget and Salaries

Item 4: Set date for next meeting: Monday, June 18th at 5:30 p.m.


Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

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Board Meeting Minutes 

March 12, 2012  

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Monday, March 12, 2012, in the Upper Elementary room of the school. Members of the Board present were: Louise Rickard, President; Miriam Lawrence, Julie Myers, Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director.

Meeting began at 5:45 p.m.

Item 1: Approve minutes from previous meeting

Item 2: Updates: Enrollment looking good. New parking project is complete and working successfully.

Item 3: Health insurance: Discussed options for staff health insurance.

Item 4: Misc. housekeeping

Item 5: Board members & officers: Agreed to ask Kim Harry to join the Board.

Item 6: Set date for next meeting: Monday, April 30th at 5:30 p.m.


Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m. 

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Board Meeting Minutes 

November 30, 2011 

A regular meeting of the Red Cedar School Board was held on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, in the Upper Elementary room of the school. Members of the Board present were: Louise Rickard, President; Miriam Lawrence, Julie Myers, Alexa Euler, Philip Bartsch, and Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, RCS Director.

Meeting began at 5:45 p.m.

Item 1: Approve minutes from previous meeting.

Item 2: Updates.

Item 3: Set tuition rates for 2012/12 school year:

 

  • Elementary: $8,375
  • Middle School: $9,175
  • 9th Grade: $10,240  

 

Item 4:  Discuss new fundraising opportunity.

Item 5: Set date for next meeting: Monday, Januar

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