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Approved Minutes - February 15, 2022
Norwich Free Academy
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Norwich Free Academy
Sachem Campus, Community Meeting Room (#1101)
305 Broadway, Norwich, CT  06360
TRUSTEES PRESENT:   Diana Boisclair; Allyn Brown, III; Betsy Conway; DeVol Joyner; David Kalla; Denise Lindell; Todd Postler; Mark Tramontozzi; and William Warzecha;
ABSENT:  Keith Fontaine; Chris Jewell; and Maria Miranda
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT:    Head of School Brian M. Kelly, Ed.D.; Director of Finance/Human Resources, Rich Freeman; Director of Institutional Advancement, Kathy McCarthy; Director of Communications, Mike O’Farrell; and Recorder Mary Vega
1.  Call to Order—Chairman DeVol Joyner called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. 
2.  Secretary’s Report
            a. Approval of Minutes:   January 25, 2022, Regular Meeting
Motion by B. Conway, seconded by T. Postler, to approve the minutes.  All in favor.  Motion Passed unanimously
3.  Consent Agenda
            a.  Tuition Waiver Requests
            B. Kelly discussed the 2 requests, one by a faculty member and one by a staff member.
            b.  2022-2023 Academic Calendar
B. Kelly reviewed the calendar, explaining that NFA’s calendar follows the reginal LEARN calendar then adds additional Professional Learning days(“PL”) for faculty.
Motion by T. Postler, seconded by D. Kalla, to approve both consent agenda items.  All in favor.  Motion passed unanimously
4.   Information & Planning     
             a.  Spotlight – Sachem Campus Tour
B. Kelly introduced Win Columbano, Coordinator of Alternative Programs, who then took the board on a tour of the facility.
b.  Reports and Updates
                        1.  Super intendent’s Report
B. Kelly provided an overview of the following:
                                    a.  General Update
b.  NEASC-CIE Accreditation Process Report Results
                        c.  Mask Mandate
c.  Reports and Updates
                        1.  Finance
                                    a.  Monthly Finance Report
R. Freeman provided a financial report for the period ending January 31, 2022.  He also briefed the Trustees on other financial matters
5.  General Agenda Items – None 
6.  Communications/Discussion
a.  Facilities
D. Joyner reported that the Facilities Committee held a follow up meeting in December with the architectural firm who prepared the Facilities Master Plan (FMP) Report.  He stated that the Facilities Committee will meet with campus groups to develop a priority list, based on existing conditions.  When those meetings are concluded, he will apprise the Board. 
b.  Investment Committee Member
D. Joyner stated that he would like to add 1 or 2 more members, saying that the committee has not increased in size for years.  He will provide names to the Board to vote to approve. 
7.  Other Business – N/a
8.  Executive Session
Motion by D. Kalla, seconded by B. Conway, to go into Executive session at 6:43 p.m. for discussion regarding a Personnel Matter.  All in favor.  Motion passed unanimously
            B. Kelly and R. Freeman were invited to attend.
Motion by M. Tramontozzi, seconded by A. Brown, to come out of Executive session at 7:10 p.m.  Vote:  All in favor.  Motion passed unanimously
9.  Adjournment         
            Motion by M. Tramontozzi, seconded by D. Kalla, to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m.
             Vote:  All in favor.    Motion passed unanimously
Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Vega
Recording Secretary