PA meeting minutes 2/27/14

East Village Community School

GENERAL PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING

February 27, 2014

5:30 – 8:30pm

The meeting began with refreshments in the lobby.

The Parent Association hosted a guest speaker who presented on the subject of Gender Expression in children. The event was attended by about 40 parents and staff and was held in the auditorium.

At the end of the presentation and Q &A, Moira asked parents to stay for a few minutes to vote on an important item.

She gave a brief description of the STAR /NightSTAR program that is a theater based social/health education program for students. We are interested in bringing the program to our school [this year?] for our 4th and 5th graders. The cost to the Parent Association would be $5,000.

A motion was made to vote for or against this program and related expense. The majority of parents who were present voted to approve.

Tricia clarified to parents that we are effectively voting to amend the budget for this item. The current operating budget for the year is about $60,000 of which about $45,000 has been raised to date.

No further agenda items discussed.