Soldier Hollow Charter School Board Meeting Minutes Monday, February 13, 2017




Board Members: Erin M., Joanne M., Mike P., Mike H. (joined by audio)

Admin/Staff: Brenda Hedden, Adriana England, Lori Hampton, Lara Graham

Called to order at 6:45 pm

January minutes not approved. Concern over kindergarten class motion. Will address in March meeting.

  1.     No budget review. Rich E. had another board meeting to attend.
  2.     PTO report – doing great. Olympics scheduled for March 3rd
  3.     Community Council report – Using money set aside for aides for technology in new building instead. $28,000.
  4.     Lease discussion led by Brenda. Mark Norman and Stewart pushing for a new lease. Will meet Tuesday, Feb 14 at 1 pm. Mike P. will see about signing electronically.
  5.     Construction update – Patriot Construction on the job, tore down inside frame.
  6.     Mike proposes a bonus for Brenda of $10,000 for finishing on or before August 10, 2017.
  7.     Discussion on best way to move portables and cost involved to move portables to new school location. Timing could mean portables are moved during the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Discussed how this will impact the classrooms located in portables. Teepees are an option. Brenda still working with USDA to secure three bids.
  8.     Brenda will call Wright Movers for another bid to move classroom items to new school.
  9.     Landscape architect discussion. Nature Explore will cost $8700 and will also educate us on outdoor classroom use. They will visit in March. Wasatch Back will donate trees.
  10.     Discussion on wet versus dry system regarding fire suppression in arena of new school. Wet system seems to work better.
  11.      We need to formally designate someone to sign the award to Patriot Construction.

Board member Shannon W. arrived approximately 7:45 pm

MOTION – Board Resolution created by Mike Howe to appoint Brenda Hedden to sign as a legal representative of Soldier Hollow Charter School, acting on the school’s behalf.   ALL IN FAVOR

  1.     Mardi Gras update – good ticket sales, almost at capacity
  2.     7th Grade Committee Update – great meeting with parents, have 25 students to attend 7th grade next year, 23 students to attend 6th grade next year
  3.     Pre-K plan update – Several options presented for Pre-K structure.

MOTION – to accept options #3 or #4 for Pre-K structure. Options with 20 students enrolled each session/ including aide. Aide figured at $11/hour –no benefits.

                    #3 – Monday – Friday

                    15 – morning 8:15-11:15 (3 hours) $300-$4500

                    15 – afternoon 11:45 -2:45 (3 hours) (not Friday) $225 – $3,375

                    5 – all day – 8:15 – 2:45 (6.5 hours) $450 – $4500

                                            $10,125/month; $91,125/year



                    #4 Monday – Friday

                    10 – morning – 8:15-11:15 (3 hours) $300-$3000

                    10 – afternoon – 11:45 – 2:45 (3 hours) (not Friday) $225-2250

                    10 all day – 8:15 – 2:45 (6.5 hours) $450-4500

                                            $9750/month; $87,750/year

Motioned by Erin M. Seconded by Joanne M., ALL IN FAVOR


  1.     New positions for next year moved to March meeting. We cannot make this decision without budget information and with Rich E. not in attendance.
  2.  Teacher evaluation and compensation discussion moved to March meeting.
  3.  Board approval of Pre-K and Kindergarten fees for 2017-2018 school year. $175/month
  4.  Board approval for postings of any new position moved to March meeting.
  5.  Board approved calendar for 2017-2018 school year.

Next Meeting Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 6:30 pm

Meeting Adjourned

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