School Board

Yully Cha, Ex-officio

Beth Kressley Goldstein, President

Tom Pappas, Vice-President

Ryan Duffy, Treasurer

Marina Hatsopoulos, Clerk

Michelle Caldeira

Jeri Cooper 

Steven Godfrey

Steve Hinds

Ian Reynolds

Marjorie Janvier

Amelia Lloyd McCarthy

Gayl Crumps Swaby

 

Foundation Board

Paul Karger, President

Cheryl Alexander, Vice President

Mark Andrus

Dawn Beckman

Tony Brooke

Jocelyn Campbell

Nancy Coolidge

Gene Dahmen

Anne Marcus, Clerk

Makeeba McCreary, Vice President

Ricardo Rodriguez

Sam Slater

Peter Keating

Jim Sperling, Treasurer

 

Public Meetings

We post every meeting date and agenda for the School Board of Trustees and Board committees, and our meetings are open to the public.

The School Board of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet at 435 Warren Street, Roxbury MA on the following dates  with the corresponding agenda's:

Wed, September 27, 5-7pm

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--School update

--Discussion of priorities

--Approve revised school policies

Wed, October 25, 5-7pm

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--School update

--Discussion of prior year academic and programmatic results

--Building update

Wed, December 65-7pm

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--School update

--Focus topic for discussion

--Building update

Sat, January 20, 9am-noon

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--School update

--Board retreat discussion topics

Wed, March 55-7pm

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--School update

--Budget process and proposal

Wed, May 25-7pm

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--School update

--Budget update and review

Wed, June 65-7pm

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--School update

--Focus topic for discussion

--Building update

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet at 11:00am at 10 St James Ave, Baupost, 17th Floor, Boston MA.Below the agenda's and dates:

Tues Oct 17

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--Year to date budget to actual update

--Capital expenditures proposal

--Audit presentation

--Review of updated construction project and budget

Tues Nov 28

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--Year to date budget to actual update

--Proposal for FY19 budget process and special projects

Tues January 23

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--Year to date budget to actual update

--Analysis of operating expenses

--Update on capital expenditures

Tues February 27

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--Year to date budget to actual update

--Update on FY19 budget proposal

Tues April 24

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--Year to date budget to actual update

--Proposal for revised FY19 budget

Tues May 29

--Public comment

--Review minutes from prior meeting

--Year to date budget to actual update

--Final end of year review and planning for next year

The Committee on Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on June 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm at 2 McLellan St, Boston.  The agenda includes:

 

--Welcome, public comment, review of minutes from previous meeting

--Review officers and new nominations

--Review next year's committees and task forces

--Review end of year survey

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on June 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm at 2 McLellan Street, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Review of minutes from the previous meeting

--Review and discuss FY18 budget

--COT officer and trustee recommendations

--Real estate update

--Program update; review revised DESE enrollment policy

--Review priorities for next year

March 27, 2017

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Tuesday, May 2 at 11:00am at 75 Park Plaza, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

 

--Public comment

--Review minutes 

--Review of FY17 budget year to date and proposed FY18 budget

--Review of building project FFE

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Monday, March 27 at 11:00am at 79 Newbury St, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from previous meeting

--Review of FY 2018 YTD and projections

--Review of revised FY18 budget draft

   --Update on real estate project

March 22, 2017

The Committee on Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1pm at 2 McLellan St, Boston.  The agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, review of minutes

--Discussion and vote on prospective board members and officers

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February 28, 2017

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00am at 2 Avery Street, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes 

--Review of FY 2018 proposed budget

--Real estate update

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January 24, 2017

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:00am at Baupost Group, 10 St James Ave, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from previous meeting

--Review of FY 2017 YTD and multi-year model

   --Review of budget projects and process for FY18

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January 5, 2017

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 2:00pm at 2 Avery St, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes

-- Discussion of facility project

--Review of YTD school financials

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December 12, 2016

The Committee on Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Monday, December 12 at 9:30am at 77 Heath Street, Brookline MA.  The agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, review of minutes from previous meeting

--Discussion of potential board members

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November 30, 2016

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wed, November 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm at 2 McLellan Street, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes

-- School update; program staff spotlight

-- Update on near-term initiatives

-- Real estate project update

-- Report from Committee on Trustees

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November 28, 2016

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Tuesday, November 28, 2016 at 11:00am Baupost Group, 10 St James Ave, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes

--Review of FY 2016 YTD and projections

--Review of project budget and FFE

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February 1, 2017 –

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wed, February 1 at 4:30 pm at 2 McLellan Street, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

-- Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes

-- School update

-- Real estate project update

-- Focus topic: teacher supports and compensation

-- FY18 budget preview

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March 29, 2017 –

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm at 2 McLellan Street, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes from previous meeting

-- School update: dashboard data, accountability plan, school calendar minor amendment, lottery

-- Finance Committee: FY18 draft 

-- Committee on Trustees: officers and updates

   -- Building update

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May 2, 2017 –

Final FY18 budget proposal (May 10 would be board full budget review and approve; that would give us April to wait for tuition preliminary projections to come in)

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May 30, 2017 -

Final FC; updated June covenant report with more current figures; debrief yearly objectives and look ahead for next year (June 7 full board meeting)

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October 25, 2016

 

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Tuesday October 25, 2016 at 11:00am at Baupost, 10 St James Ave, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes

-- Discussion of facility project

--Review of FY 2016 audit revisions

--Review of YTD school financials

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October 26, 2016

 

The School Board of Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:30pm at 18 Samoset Street, Dorchester MA. Our agenda includes:

- Public comment and review minutes

- Update on facility project

- Update on long-term strategy project

- Review of FY 2016 audit

- Review of school policies and procedures

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October 5, 2016

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 11:00am at Baupost, 10 St James Ave, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

 

--Public comment

--Review minutes

--Review of FY 2016 audit

--Review of YTD school and building project financials

 
September 21, 2016

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wed, September 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm at 2 Avery Street, 2PC, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes

-- School update

-- Year in review and goals for the year

-- School handbook changes

-- Report from Committee on Trustees, including votes and board survey results

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 September 21, 2106

 

The Committee on Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Wed, September 21, 2016 at 4:15 pm at 2 Avery Street, 2PCBoston.  The agenda includes:

 

--Welcome, public comment, review of minutes

--Discussion and vote on trustee re-election

--Discussion and vote on COT membership

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June 15, 2016

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm at Twin Focus Capital, 75 Park Plaza, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes from previous meeting

-- School update

-- Facilities update and latest project budget

-- Proposed resolution to apply for charter amendment

-- Report from Committee on Trustees, including votes on trustees, officers

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June 13, 2016

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11:00am at Twin Focus Capital, 75 Park Plaza, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment, review of minutes from previous meeting

--Update on year-end projections and financial model

--Review of latest project budget and cash analysis

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June 12, 2016

The Committee on Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 9:30am at the Epiphany School, 154 Centre Street, Boston MA.  The agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, review of minutes from previous meeting

--Discussion and vote on nomination for Board Officers

--Discussion and vote on trustee nominations

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May 11, 2016

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm at Twin Focus Capital, 75 Park Plaza, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes

-- School update

-- Real Estate update

-- Review FY16 projections and proposed FY17 budget

-- Strategic Planning update

-- Committee on Trustees update

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April 21, 2016

The Committee on Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on April 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm at Dane Estate Boardroom, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath St, Brookline.  The agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, review of minutes from previous meeting

--Discussion of trustee candidates

--Discussion of by-laws

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April 21, 2016

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on April 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm at Dane Estate Boardroom, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath St, Brookline.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes from previous meeting

-- General school and project updates

-- Strategic planning discussion

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April 13, 2016

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Wednesday, April 13th at 1PM at 2 Avery St, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from March meeting

--YTD financials

--Real estate financing update

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March 9, 2016

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on March 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm at 75 Park Plaza, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

-- Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes from previous meeting on January 20, 2016

-- School update

-- Real estate: progress on zoning; updated project budget and financing; board resolutions

-- Finance committee update: draft FY17 budget highlights, authorization for new hires and renewals

-- Strategic planning update

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March 8, 2016

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 10:00am at 75 Park Plaza, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from February meeting

--Review of FY 2017 proposed budget

--Real estate financing

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February 19, 2016

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Friday, February 19 at 2:00pm at 75 Park Plaza, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from Feb 1, 2016 meeting

--Update on FY 2017 YTD and projections

--Review of draft FY17 budget

--Real estate financing update

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February 1, 2016

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:00am at Twin Focus Capital, 75 Park Plaza Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from Dec 14, 2015 meeting

--Review of updated real estate project economics

--Review current bank proposal

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January 20, 2016

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm at 18 Samoset Street, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes from previous meeting on December 2, 2015

-- School update

-- Development and finance update

-- Real estate update

-- Middle school design update

-- Strategic planning update

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December 14, 2015

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:00am at Baupost Group,10 St James Ave, Suite 1700, Back Bay. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from October 20, 2015 meeting

--Building project update

--Review YTD financials and proposed integration of restricted funds

--Planning FY17 budget

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December 2, 2015

The Committee on Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm at 2 McLellan St, Boston.  The agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, review of minutes from previous meeting

--Discussion of board needs

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December 2, 2015

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm at 2 McLellan Street, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes from previous meeting on October 28, 2015

-- ED update

-- Program results presentation

-- Real estate update: CM selection process and QZAB resolution

-- Committee on Trustees update and discussion of board needs

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October 28, 2015

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Oct 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm at Twin Focus Capital, 75 Park Plaza, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes from previous meeting on Sept 30, 2015

-- School update

-- Review and vote on audit

-- Update on real estate project

-- Middle school design project discussion

-- Strategic planning discussion

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September 30, 2015

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm at 18 Samoset Street, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

-- Welcome new Trustees; public comment; review minutes from July 27 meeting

-- Summer program highlights

-- Overview for 2015-2016 school year

-- Evaluation Task Force update: ED annual review

-- Real Estate Task Force update: design concepts for new building

-- Board votes: updated Expulsion Policy, Enrollment Policy

-- New member to Finance Committee

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September 28, 2015

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 11:00am at TwinFocus Capital, 75 Park Plaza, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from September 11, 2015 meeting

--Update FY 2015 audit

--Review FY16 YTD

--Real estate financing

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September 11, 2015

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet at 10:30am on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10 St James Ave, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Welcome and public comment

--Review of minutes from June 2, 2015 meeting

--Review of June YTD and July YTD

--Update on audit process

--Discussion of revised project cost estimates and budget

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July 27, 2015

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on July 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm at 75 Park Plaza, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes from previous meeting on June 10, 2015

-- Facilities update regarding permanent space

-- Charter renewal application

-- Amendment application to increase maximum enrollment

-- Revised employee handbook

-- Committee on Trustees: recommendations for new trustees

 

The Committee on Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on July 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm at 75 Park Plaza, Boston.  The agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, review of minutes from previous meeting, June 10, 2015

--Discussion and vote on trustee nominations

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June 10, 2015

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on June 10, 2015 at 4:30 pm at 77 Heath Street, Brookline, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome and public comment

--Review of minutes from previous meeting on May 6, 2015

--Discussion of facilities project and due diligence costs

--Discuss enrollment plan

-- Review and approve revised administrative policies

--Discuss prospective Trustees, including vote to approve new candidate

--Review of draft board calendar, committees, and projects for next year

June 10, 2015

The Committee on Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on June 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm at 77 Heath St, Brookline.  The agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, review of minutes from previous meeting, May 6, 2015

--Consider nomination to Board of Trustees

--Discussion on other prospective Trustee candidates

--Discussion on Orientation for new Trustees

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June 2, 2015

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:00am at TwinFocus Capital, 75 Park Plaza, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from April 27, 2015 meeting

--Recommend updated fiscal policy and procedures for June 10 full board meeting approval

--Review of FY 2015 YTD financials

--Review of recent adjustments to multi-year model

--Discuss applying for additional seats

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May 6, 2015

The Committee on Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on May 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm at 2 McLellan St, Boston.  The agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, review of minutes from previous meeting, October, 2014

--Discussion and vote on nomination for Board Officers

--Discussion and vote on trustee nominations

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on May 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm at 2 McLellan Street, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment, and review of minutes from previous meeting on April 9, 2015

-- School update

-- Facilities update regarding temporary and permanent space

-- Development update

-- Finance committee update: vote on FY16 budget

-- Report from Committee on Trustees, including votes on trustees, officers, and board self-evaluation

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April 27, 2015

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:00pm at 2 Avery Street #P2C, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from April 6, 2015 meeting

--Review of FY 2015 March YTD and projections

--Review of updated FY16 budget and multi-year model

-- Preview recommended changes to fiscal policy and procedures for next year

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April 9, 2015

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, April 9, at 4:30 at TwinFocus Capital Partners, 75 Park Plaza.  Our agenda will include:

--Welcome, public comment

--Review of minutes from previous meeting on March 11, 2015

--Consideration of permanent home

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April 6, 2015

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 10:00am at 2 Avery Street #P2C, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Approve minutes from March 30, 2015 meeting

--Walk through changes in updated multi-year forecast model in preparation for real estate project

--Detailed review of FY16 budget

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March 30, 2015

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:00am at 2 Avery Street #P2C, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from March 2, 2015 meeting

--Review of FY 2015 YTD and projections

--Review of updated FY16 budget and multi-year model

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March 11, 2015

The Bridge Boston Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on March 11, 2015 at 4:30pm atTwinFocus Capital Partners, 75 Park Plaza, Boston, MA. Our agenda includes:

--Welcome, public comment

--Review of minutes from previous meeting on January 14, 2015

--Report from the Executive Director, including student assessments, lottery, hiring

--Facilities update, including next year and next steps

--Finance update, including year-to-date and first draft of FY 16

--Update from the Committee on Trustees, including annual self-evaluation

--Update on Executive Director transition

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March 2, 2015

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 10:00am at 2 Avery Street #P2C, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from Jan 26, 2015 meeting

--Review of FY 2015 YTD and projections

--Review of draft FY16 budget

--Real estate financing

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January 26, 2015

The Finance Committee of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on January 26, 2015 at 9:00am at 2 Avery Street #P2C, Boston MA. Our agenda includes:

--Public comment

--Review minutes from Dec 11, 2014 meeting

--Review of FY 2015 YTD and projections

--Real estate financing (long-term projections, building project and temporary site)

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January 14, 2015

The Board of Trustees of Bridge Boston Charter School will meet on January 14, 2015 at 4:30pm at 2 McLellan Street, Boston, MA.  Our agenda includes:

--Welcome and public comment

--Supporting our students who experience trauma

--Review of minutes of prior meeting on 12/3/14

--Report from the Executive Director

--Facilities report, next steps

--Development update, next steps

--Succession planning

--Transition update