Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School Board

CMES Board Meetings

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School returns to in-person Board and Committee meetings:

  • In person board meetings and committee meetings will be held at the school site at the designated dates/times listed.
  • An electronic meeting method will continue to be available via Zoom.
  • As per our current practice, we will continue to post board and committee meetings on the CMES website and will include information for non-board/committee members on how to join an electronic meeting.

Board Meetings

The CMES Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Most board meetings follow a standard agenda (see below), however, each meeting's specific agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting and is available at the school. The CMES Annual Meeting will be May 21, 2024, at 5:30 pm at the school.  The regular May meeting will follow at 6:00 pm.

2023-24 Meeting Schedule
July - NO MEETING
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 28
December 19
January 16
February 20
March 19
April 16
May 21 - Annual Meeting & Board Meeting
June 18 

Standard Board Meeting Agenda

  • Consent Agenda
  • Head of School Report
  • Treasurer's Report including approval of monthly financials
  • Strategic Board Discussion/Board Education
  • Governance Committee Report
  • Director of Business Operations Report
  • Advancement Committee Report
  • Task Force Updates
  • Board Chair Report


School Board Meeting Zoom Links

 

Cornerstone Board is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: June 2024 CMES Board meeting
Time: Jun 18, 2024 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86292102605?pwd=ZGg5cW92MjA1M1lKM2oyUElkaE5pUT09
Meeting ID: 862 9210 2605
Passcode: 156695
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Equity Committee Meeting Zoom Links

Cornerstone Board is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Equity Committee Meeting
Time: Feb 8, 2024 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the Second Thu, until Aug 8, 2024, 7 occurrence(s)
        Feb 8, 2024 06:30 PM
        Mar 14, 2024 06:30 PM
        Apr 11, 2024 06:30 PM
        May 9, 2024 06:30 PM
        Jun 13, 2024 06:30 PM
        Jul 11, 2024 06:30 PM
        Aug 8, 2024 06:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86581384479?pwd=ci81S1pGTUY3ZEt3Z2xOWGhsemdYZz09
Meeting ID: 865 8138 4479
Passcode: 161648
One tap mobile
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+16465588656,,86581384479#,,,,*161648# US (New York)

School Board Members and Committees

The Board for Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School is the governing entity for our state and federally funded public school program. All the meetings must be open to the public. We will set the dates of our meetings and assure that they are on our website and in our lobby. A book containing board meeting minutes is available in the office. Board members include a teacher, parents, and experts in a variety of fields. The Head of School is a non-voting member of the board. Board terms are 3 years.


Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School Board Members

Board Chair - Julaine Roffers-Agarwal, julaineroffersagarwal@cornerstone-elementary.org

Board Vice Chair - Jean Melancon, jeanmelancon@cornerstone-elementary.org

Board Treasurer - Carolyn Ganz, carolynganz@cornerstone-elementary.org

Board Secretary - Jessica Goff, jessgoff@cornerstone-elementary.org

Trustee - Tyler Bouwens, tylerbouwens@cornerstone-elementary.org

Trustee - Rohan Chougule, rohanchougule@cornerstone-elementary.org

Trustee - Jeremy Miller, jeremymiller@cornerstone-elementary.org

Trustee - Sarah Stocco, sarahstocco@cornerstone-elementary.org

Trustee (non-voting) - Alyssa Schwartz, Head of School, alyssaschwartz@cornerstone-elementary.org

School Board Committees

The Board's standing committees meet regularly.  The Finance Committee meets the Thursday before the Board Meeting each month at 2:00 pm, the Governance Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm, the Advancement Committee meetings TBD, the Equity Committee meetings TBD, and the Head of School Evaluation Committee meets at least quarterly. All meetings occur at the school and/or via zoom.

Advancement:

  • Tyler Bouwens (Chair), tylerbouwens@cornerstone-elementary.org

Equity Committee:

  • Sarah Stocco (Chair), sarahstocco@cornerstone-elementary.org

Finance Committee:

  • Carolyn Ganz, (Chair), School Board Treasurer, carolynganz@cornerstone-elementary.org
  • Chris Bewell, Director of Business Operations, chrisbewell@cornerstone-elementary.org
  • Alyssa Schwartz, Head of School, alyssaschwartz@cornerstone-elementary.org
  • Joe Aliperto, Business Manager, joe@diecisf.com

Governance Committee:

  • Julaine Roffers-Agarwal (Chair), School Board Chair, julaineroffersagarwal@cornerstone-elementary.org
  • Jean Melancon, School Board Vice Chair, jeanmelancon@cornerstone-elementary.org
  • Rohan Chougule, rohanchougule@cornerstone-elementary.org
  • Chris Bewell, Director of Business Operations, chrisbewell@cornerstone-elementary.org

Head of School Evaluation:

  •  Carolyn Ganz (Chair), carolynganz@cornerstone-elementary.org
  •  Julaine Roffers-Agarwal, School Board Chair, julaineroffersagarwal@cornerstone-elementary.org
  •  Joe McDonald, Montessori Center of Minnesota, Executive Director, joe@mtcm.org
  •  Alyssa Schwartz, Head of School, alyssaschwartz@cornerstone-elementary.org