February 7, 2024


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Date: 02/07/2024
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Dreamcatcher Library

Meeting Agenda

Notice of Public Meeting

Presidio School Inc. Board of Directors

Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Presidio School Board of Directors and to the general public that a meeting, open to the public, will be held as specified below.

DATED AND POSTED 6TH   DAY OF FEBRUARY 2024

Board of Presidio School, Inc. 

By Terry S. Garza, Terry S. Garza

Secretary, Board of Directors of Presidio School

AGENDA

Presidio School Board of Directors Meeting

1695 East Ft. Lowell 

Dreamcatcher Library

Tucson, Arizona 85719

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

5:00 PM

  • Call to order Mr. Carrillo
  • Public Comment Mr. Carrillo

Action Items:

Student Discipline — The Board will hear an Appeal of a student discipline action in Executive Session pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-843, unless pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-843(G) the parent, guardian or emancipated student who is the subject of the hearing(s) disagrees that the hearing should be held in Executive Session, in which case the hearing will held in open meeting. The Governing Board will determine whether the disciplinary action was or was not reasonable and/or may choose to modify the discipline. The decision of the Board is final.

  • Consideration to Approve the January 9, 2024  Board Minutes Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve the December 2023 Presidio School Expenditures Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to Approve the FY 2023 Annual Audit and Single Audit Ms. Garza
  • Consideration to amend the 23/24 School Calendar to add a ½ day to April

for an appreciation celebration for teachers, staff and their families Ms. Garza

  • Consideration to Approve adding Ms. Montierth as a signatory on the PTSO 

and Student Council Debit Cards and checking accounts Ms. Garza

  • Consideration to approve the 2024-2025 School Calendar as presented Ms. Montierth
  • Consideration to approve the Landscaping RFP as presented Ms. Montierth
  • Consideration to approve the NSLP Catering RFP as presented Ms. Montierth
  • Consideration to approve the Facilities Cleaning RFP as presented Ms. Montierth

Discussion Items:  There were no discussion items 

Principal’s Report:

Meeting Minutes

Presidio School Board of Directors

 Meeting Minutes

1695 E. Ft. Lowell

Tucson, Arizona

Date: February 7, 2024

 

Called To Order:  5:09 PM Adjourned:  5:50 PM

Attendance by Members of the Board:  P= Present, A=Absent, R=Remote Attendance

  P   Peggy Barnett, Treasurer

  P   Martin Carrillo, President

  R  Thomas Drexel, Vice President

  P   Terry Garza, Secretary

  P   Jessica Montierth, Member

Public Comment: No public comment

Disciplinary Appeal:

At the request of parents, Aseel Alsahhaf and Ali Alsinayyid, the disciplinary appeal of their son, Mohamed Aisinayyid, will not be conducted in Executive Session and will be held in open meeting.  Further the parents agreed to the recording of the proceedings to ensure accuracy and of the representations made by all parties.  

The parents made verbal presentations to the Board and submitted a letter (attached) to the members of the Board to appeal the results of the investigation conducted by Ms. Montierth regarding the disciplinary action imposed by the K-5 Student Support and Conduct Coordinator in which Mohamed Aisinayyid received 3 days of Out Of School Suspension (OSS) due to multiple occurrences of bullying behavior. As a result of her investigation, Ms. Montierth upheld the actions of the K-5 Student Support and Conduct Coordiantor.  The parents appealed specific portions of Presidio’s Principal’s disciplinary decision, specifically that their son receive 3 days of Out of School Suspension (OSS) sighting that the student handbook stated In-School Suspension (ISS) was what should have been imposed.  They originally did not want ISS imposed because they were under the impression that the In-School Suspension (ISS) would occur in the front office where their son would be “put on display.” thus negatively impacting his self-esteem. In addition to appealing the OSS, they requested the following:

  • An apology to Mohamed Aisinayyid from the K-5 Student Support and Conduct Coordinator for referring to him as a “bully,” as it negatively impacted their son’s self-esteem and confidence. The parents indicated that Mohamed’s behavior that led to the discipline was a result of retaliation that stemmed from bullying on the part of other students.  
  • Presidio’s K-5 Student Support and Conduct Coordinator stated that the information he had received from teachers and peers indicated that Mohamed engaged in frequent bullying behaviors, often initiating bullying interactions.
  • A whole class discussion, facilitated by Mohamad’s current teacher, about the negative effects of bullying, including a directive from the teacher to the class to “stop bullying” Mohamad. 
  • A change in Student Support and Conduct Coordinator and teacher.
  • The Principal previously offered to change Mohamed’s homeroom teacher, but reminded the parents that because fourth grade team teachers, he would still have his current homeroom teacher for ELA.  At that time, the parents opted not to change teachers.

At 6:31 PM the Presidio School Board of Directors went into Executive Session to consider the verbal and written information provided by parents, Aseel Alsahhaf and Ali Alsinayyid, and a recorded message from Mohamed Aisonayyid; the K-5 Student Support and Conduct Coordinator’s statements; the disciplinary history of Mohamed Aisonayyid; and the written investigation documents prepared by Ms. Montierth.

At 6:56 PM the Presidio School Board of Directors came out of Executive Session and presented the following motion with regards to the disciplinary action imposed upon Mohamed Aisinayyid.

 

Motions:

  1. To approve a change to the disciplinary action imposed on Mohamed Aisinayyid to include the following: The OSS is to be removed from the student’s record and replaced with ISS, as ISS was the appropriate consequence according to the Student Handbook; The Student Support and Conduct Coordinator will have a conversation with Mohamed to clarify any misunderstandings about ISS and OSS, but would not apologize for providing discipline; Mohamed as well as his fellow classmates will participate in a Brain Health Bootcamp Lenny Llama Lesson about bullying; upon completion of the lesson and as part of ISS Behavior Contract, Mohamed will be tasked with conducting a lesson in bullying for a lower grade level (kinder or first) to demonstrate his understanding of the material and in an effort to increase his confidence and self-esteem; Mohamed’s homeroom teacher will be changed and he will be assigned to an alternate Student Support and Conduct Coordinator who will work with Mohamed to finalize a Behavior Contract to include at a minimum the bullying lesson and subsequent presentation.

Moved by:   Terry Garza Seconded by:    Peggy Barnett

Aye Votes: Peggy Barnett, Martin Carrillo, Thomas Drexel, Terry Garza

Nay Votes: None

Abstentions: Jessica Montierth 

  1. To approve the January 9, 2024 Minutes as presented.

Moved by:   Jessica Montierth Seconded by:    Terry Garza Outcome: Passed Unanimously 

  1. To approve the December 2023 expenditures as presented.

Moved by:   Peggy Barnett Seconded by:    Jessica Montierth Outcome: Passed Unanimously 

  1. To approve the Presidio FY Annual Audit and Single Audit.

Moved by:   Jessica Montierth Seconded by:    Peggy Barnett Outcome: Passed Unanimously

Aye Votes: Peggy Barnett, Martin Carrillo, Thomas Drexel, Terry Garza, Jessica Montierth

Nay Votes: None

Abstentions: None

  1. To approve amending the 23/24 School Calendar to add a ½ day April, 19th for an appreciation celebration for teachers, staff, and their families

Moved by:   Jessica Montierth Seconded by:    Terry Garza Outcome: Passed Unanimously 

  1. To approve adding Ms. Montierth as a signatory on the PTSO and Student Council debit cards and checking accounts.

 Moved by:   Peggy Barnett Seconded by:    Terry Garza Outcome: Passed Unanimously 

  1. To approve the 2024-2025 School Calendar as presented.

Moved by:   Terry Garza Seconded by:    Peggy Barnett Outcome: Passed Unanimously 

  1. To approve the Landscaping RFP as presented.

Moved by:   Terry Garza Seconded by:    Peggy Barnett Outcome: Passed Unanimously 

  1. To approve the NSLP Catering Proposal as presented.

Moved by:   Terry Garza Seconded by:    Peggy Barnett Outcome: Passed Unanimously

  1. To approve the Facilities Cleaning RFP as presented.

Moved by:   Terry Garza Seconded by:    Peggy Barnett Outcome: Passed Unanimously

Discussion Items: No Discussion Items

Prepared by: Terry S. Garza ,  Terry S. Garza

Principal’s Report:

  • Employee Update – Presidio hired two new teachers just after Winter Break.  Both employees bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and excitement to Presidio and have transitioned well into their respective roles.
  • Open Positions – Presidio is currently hiring for a registrar and monitor.  Presidio’s leadership is conducting interviews as qualified candidate resumes become available.
  • K-2 Round Up – Presidio is hosting a K-2 Round Up on Saturday, February 11, 2024 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Prospective families are encouraged to attend and complete the enrollment process for school year 20024-2025

 

Prepared by: Jessica Montierth ,  Jessica Montierth

Next Meeting

June 25th, 2024

5:00 pm Presidio School Dreamcatcher Library

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