D.C. Public Charter School Board
Board Meeting Minutes
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
1100 Harvard St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
March 20, 2012
Board Members in attendance:
Mr. Brian Jones (Chair); Mr. John “Skip” McKoy; Mr. Don Soifer; Ms. Emily Bloomfield; Dr. Darren Woodruff; Ms. Sara Mead; Mr. Scott Pearson (ex-officio)
Mr. Brian Jones called the public meeting to order at 6:12pm
Acknowledgement of Public Officials
No elected officials were present.
Approval of the Agenda
Mr. Brian Jones asked for a motion to approve the agenda for the evening. Mr. Don Soifer moved the motion and Mr. Skip McKoy seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Schools Oversight Committee- Bridges Public Charter School- Request for Charter Amendment and Enrollment Ceiling Increase
Representatives- Olivia Smith, School Director; Patrick Shaw, Assistant Principal; Betsy Centofanti, Board Chair
Mr. Clarence Parks from Staff introduced Bridges’ request to amend its charter to serve Kindergarten through the fifth grade, and to raise their enrollment ceiling from 85 to 158 students for SY 2012-13 before the Board.
Ms. Olivia Smith said that she is looking forward to working with PCSB on these requests.
Mr. Don Soifer said that he appreciates Bridges’ board and staff and that there was a lot of dialogue between both, and that he appreciates what Ms. Olivia Smith has done for the community. He looks forward to supporting the motion.
Mr. Brian Jones asked for a motion
Mr. Don Soifer moved to approve and Ms. Sara Mead seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 6:20pm