In an effort to boost transparency between the BSCO Board and the BSE community, a monthly snapshot will be published of the various topics discussed at the Board's monthly meetings. These are not official minutes or a detailed description, but rather a window into the discussion and voting results of the Board.
June Meeting-- 6/12/2017
This meeting served as a transition celebration between the outgoing and incoming board members. All 13 were able to attend.
Hannah Donohue, outgoing President, reported that the 2017-18 Dates to Remember is nearly completed. Major changes include Pancake Breakfast’s move to January, Geo Club’s new location on Thursdays, and Science Fair’s return to March. The Playground Playdates will be back this August for all new incoming families, scheduled for every Monday in August from 4-5:30pm. The final session on 8/28 may be bulked up into a larger Kindergarten gathering.
Elia Freedman, outgoing Secretary and current Tech advisor, discussed the upcoming purchase of classroom projectors. He has narrowed his search and has opted to wait until late August to beta test in a classroom. The choice of projector is complicated by price, wireless capability, and the current installed distance from the screen.
Outgoing treasurer, Brian Rothery, presented YTD numbers. BSCO will come in under projected expense and over in projected income. BSCO’s fiscal year ends 6/30. The annual audit will take place later this summer. The most recent financials are available here.
Jenna Dornblaser and DeDe Osborne, Directors of Volunteers, report that classroom parties will take place next week on the field. Class coordinators were also sent an email regarding the teacher gift policy. Director of Committees, Holly Vanderploeg, discussed the final two committee lead openings-- Carnival and Auction. The Committee Lead Meet & Greet will again happen this August.
Ava Palmquist, outgoing VP for Fundraising, reported that the effort continues with Auction chair recruiting, while Jog-a-thon 2017 planning is already underway with new chairs, Cara Cook and Sydney Keister.
The Board approved two budget requests. The first was submitted by Holly Vanderploeg on behalf of Bobcat Trail Club. They were requested an additional $50 for their end of year celebration.
The second approved budget request was submitted by Hannah Donohue for six sentry stanchions, to be used for line control at the Haunted House, Book Fair, and any BSCO event. The total cost is $400 and will be taken from the remainder of the Miscellaneous budget.