CEAWP Board Meeting Minutes

Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia
Board Meeting Minutes
October 21, 2015 12 Noon
Board Members Present: Michael Karp and Kristen Johnson.
Guests Present: Tony Repice (Repice Taylor), Francessa Cirafesi and Alice Gibbs.
Staff Present: Jennifer Faustman and Claire Cohen
The meeting was called to order at 12:30pm.
Quoram was not present but votes were obtained via email.
No Public Comments were made.
Board Chairman Report
Michael Karp reported that the High School Charter application was being rewritten to
include a 4 year curriculum and a more defined career program and was due November
CEO Report
Jennifer Faustman reported that Frontier 21 had been engaged to aide with the
curriculum for the high school and that we were currently researching high quality
programs that focused on careers. Additionally, she reported that all programs were
fully staffed with the exception of an OST program coordinator, which may be divided
into two part time positions.
Financial Report
Tony Repice from Repice and Taylor presented the budget for 2015-2016. He also
presented the 1st Quarter Summary Management Packets. He stated that the State
Budget impasse was putting a large cash flow strain on the organization with over
$700,000 in grant money owed to the organization. Additionally, Daycare subsidy
payments looked lower than expected for summer months but we hope t make that up
with the increase in enrollment due to the additional site added at Inquiry Charter
School this fall.
Board Recruitment Report
It was discussed that Phil Balderson would be asked to join the Board based on today’s
vote. Additional board recruitment was discussed and it was agreed that Michael
should move forward with conversations and bring potential names to the next meeting.
Motion: Michael made a motion to approve Phil Balderson to the Board of Directors.
The motion was seconded by Kristen Johnson. The vote carried unanimously.
Motion: Michael made a motion to approve 2015-2016 budget. The motion was
seconded by Kristen Johnson. The vote carried unanimously.
Motion: Michael made a motion to approve the Signer Resolution allowing for the
Board Chair, Treasurer and CEO to sign on behalf of the organization. Kristen Johnson
seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
The next meeting is scheduled for November 18th at noon.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:44pm