Common Ground Board Meeting Agenda for April 29, 2024


April 29, 2024 

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Public Comment (5:30) (two minutes per person for a total time limit of 30 minutes, or by email; see instructions below) Sign up for Public Participation HERE

Business Requiring Approval (6:00)

Minutes of the March 25th Board Meeting

Motion to remove Monica Maccera-Filppu as authorized signer and add Cherry Pacquette-Emmanuel and Peggy Middleton.

Updated Copy of CGHS & CJBAU NGI POLICIES (CJA_NCJA)- To Be Approved.docx 

Updated policies and procedures for federal grants (new text reviewed by EPA staff highlighted at the end of the document).. 

Invoices Needing Approval

Corporate Systems Consulting – $5779

PowerSchool Group – $8058.50

The Smedley Company – $5980 (Paid 4/12 with Jeff’s approval)

Executive Director Report (6:05) (Monica)

Committee Reports (6:20)

Minutes of all Committee Meetings will be Posted on the Board of Directors Webpage by the end of each month

Audit Committee 

The Audit Committee will not meet again until November or December 2024 to review the FY 24 audit.

Finance and Development Committee Report (Jeff)

The Finance and Development committee met on April 25th  to review Budget vs Actuals with EOY projections as of March 31st and Invoices for approval. The committee agreed to reduce projected revenue in line with what is realistic at this point in the year and reviewed a first draft budget for FY 25 that will be shared with the board.  For more info contact Jeff Carter. Minutes from the Finance Committee Meeting can be found HERE

Governance Committee Report (Shelly)

The Governance Committee met on April 9th and 23rd to discuss processes for interim ED and permanent ED hiring and will share meeting updates at the full board meeting.  Please contact with any questions. 

Minutes from the Governance Committee Meeting can be found HERE

Personnel Committee Report (Monique)

The Personnel Committee did not meet in April. Please contact with any questions. 

Minutes from the Personnel Committee will be posted HERE


School Committee Report (Brian) 

The School Committee met on April 24th  and will share a synopsis of their meeting with the full board.  The next meeting date is May 15th  For more information contact 

Minutes from the School Committee Meeting can be found HERE

Motion for Non-Renewal

Motion for approval of amended 2023-2024 School Calendar

New Business (6:45)

Executive Session (6:50)

Adjourn (7:30)

Next Meeting: May 20th IN PERSON at Common Ground  

Public Comment: 

In order to comply with Connecticut Open Meeting laws, any member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting must sign up on the Public Participation Sign-up Document. Sign-ups for Public Participation will open at 5 pm on the last business day before the meeting (Friday, April 26th and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, April 29th) Public Participation is limited to 2 minutes per person up to 30 total minutes. Anyone wishing to make a statement to the board can also submit testimony in writing to  by 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All submitted documents will be included in the publicly shared meeting minutes.


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