WELCOME TO COASTAL MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL
CMCS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Monday, April 14, 2014, at 6 PM, at CMCS, 247 Wildcat Way, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
CALL TO ORDER - Rob Horvath
COMPLIANCE WITH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) - This meeting of the CMCS Board of Directors was publicly announced in advance and is open to the public. Rob Horvath
READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT - To produce highly-educated, self-directed, socially-responsible citizens who work collaboratively, respectfully, and peacefully as individual yet interdependent learners in a diverse and nurturing community. Through the unique combination of empirically-validated Montessori principles, localized charter governance, and open access, Coastal Montessori Charter School further aims to provide Georgetown County School District with an academically excellent, financially accountable public school choice. Rachel Tomovski
APPROVAL OF AGENDA - Rob Horvath
APPROVAL OF MARCH MINUTES - Rob Horvath
DIRECTOR’S REPORT - Dr. Nathalie Hunt
• Orientation for Rising 1st Years
• New Classroom
• P&I Grant – Final Purchase Order and May 21st Visit by SCDE
• AMS – Director Credential Course
• Board Election Nomination Committee - Rob Horvath
• Approval of Discipline Policy Addendum - Rob Horvath
• FY-15 Budget (Second Reading) - Jason Hendrix
• Standing Committees, Working Meetings - Rob Horvath
• Strategic Planning Session with Dr. Coleman - Rob Horvath
*This section of each regularly scheduled CMCS Board meeting is reserved for comments from the audience on any item appearing on the agenda or to raise specific issues for possible future discussion by the Board. Comments/requests should be as brief and to the point as possible and should not exceed three minutes. Persons who wish to address the Board are required to complete and submit to the Board Secretary a public comment card prior to the meeting.
COASTAL MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL
Offering a FREE Public Montessori Education For Georgetown County Children, 1st – 6th Grade Bus Transportation Available
About Coastal Montessori Charter School (CMCS) CMCS is part of the Georgetown County Public School system offering a FREE education option to residents using a unique teaching philosophy called Montessori. CMCS is governed independently as a public charter school by its own school board. It is accountable to the Georgetown County School Board.
Montessori is… • Multi-age classrooms • Individualized instruction and self-paced learning • Hands-on materials • Freedom within limits fostering individual responsibility • Social as well as academic development • A global perspective • Stewardship of the environment
Why We Exist 1. To Close the Achievement Gap – because all children deserve the same opportunity to be successful and because investing in our children’s success strengthens our community. 2. To Read On Grade Level by 3rd Grade – because the first few years of school children are learning to read, for the rest of their lives they are reading to learn. 3. To Cultivate Life Skills in Children – because our children will compete globally and need to be equipped with what education experts call the “Seven Survival Skills:” critical thinking, problem solving, self-regulation, taking initiative, communication, inquisitiveness, and the ability to work as part of a team.