Governance

Notice of CLCS Finance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. FY22 Budget

February 9, 2021 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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Notice of this meeting was posted on February 5, 2021 at 9:22 am.

Notice of CLCS Board Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of prior board meeting minutes
  3. Election of Vice Chair
  4. Introduction of Director of Development
  5. Finance Committee update
  6. Governance Committee update
  7. Education Committee update
  8. Development update, including Capital Campaign
  9. School Update
  10. Recent DESE visit
  11. Open
  12. Public Comment

February 2, 2021 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Notice of this meeting was posted on January 29, 2021 at 10:15 am.

Notice of CLCS Finance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Review year-to-date financials
  2. Review Draft 1 of the fiscal year 2022 budget

January 27, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This meeting will be conducted via ZOOM.  Any guest who would like to attend the meeting should send an email to board@conservatorylab.org for ZOOM meeting ID and password information.

Notice of this meeting was posted on January 25, 2021 at 10:48 am.

Notice of CLCS Governance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Adding new trustees to the board

January 25, 2021 from 11:50 am – 12:50 pm

This meeting will be conducted via ZOOM.  Any guest who would like to attend the meeting should send an email to board@conservatorylab.org for ZOOM meeting ID and password information.

Notice of this meeting was posted on January 20, 2021 at 10:52 am.

Notice of CLCS Executive Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting (if there are any)
  2. Introduction of new Director of Development
  3. Financial Report
  4. Current Remote Learning Status
  5. Preliminary Timetable Plan for Reopening
  6. Testing
  7. DESE Upcoming Review
  8. Committee Reports
  9. Open
  10. Adjournment

January 19, 2021 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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Notice of this meeting was posted on January 15, 2021 at 8:16 am.

Notice of CLCS Board Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Call to order
  2. Public comment
  3. Approval of prior board meeting minutes
  4. School report
  5. Executive Committee report
  6. Finance Committee report
  7. Governance Committee report
  8. Foundation & Capital Campaign report

November 17, 2020, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Notice of this meeting was posted on November 13, 2020 at 8:22 am.

Notice of CLCS Governance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Potential trustees

November 9, 2020, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Notice of this meeting was posted on October 28, 2020 at 9:55 am.

Notice of CLCS Executive Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Rising COVID numbers
  2. Remote work requests

October 30, 2020, from 9:00 am – 9:30 am

This meeting will be conducted via ZOOM.  Any guest who would like to attend the meeting should send an email to board@conservatorylab.org for ZOOM meeting ID and password information.

Notice of this meeting was posted on October 28, 2020 at 8:50 am.

Notice of CLCS Finance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Presentation of FY20 financial audit

October 27, 2020, from 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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Notice of this meeting was posted on October 22, 2020 at 3:05 pm.

Notice of CLCS Board Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Virtual tour of new upper school
  2. Call to order
  3. Public comment
  4. School report
  5. Executive committee report
  6. Finance committee report
  7. Governance committee report
  8. Foundation report

September 29, 2020  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This meeting will be conducted via ZOOM.  Any guest who would like to attend the meeting should send an email to board@conservatorylab.org for ZOOM meeting ID and password information.

Notice of CLCS Executive Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Opening of school, including status of move
  2. Enrollment, in person and remote
  3. HR policy
  4. Clarification of role/ authority of Board vs DESE for board members
  5. Financial update
  6. New board member update
  7. Board goals for the year

September 17, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Notice of this meeting was posted on September 14, 2020 at 2:52 pm.

Notice of CLCS Governance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Update on new governance committee member
  2. Update on new board member and other potential members
  3. CLCS policies
  4. Other business

September 14, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Notice of this meeting was posted on September 8, 2020 at 7:30 am.

Notice of CLCS Executive Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Status update on school reopening

September 2, 2020 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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Notice of this meeting was posted on August 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Notice of CLCS Governance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Learning Hub

August 12, 2020 9:00 am – 9:30 am

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Notice of this meeting was posted on August 10 at 8:30 am

Notice of CLCS Board Meeting

Agenda:

  1. CLCS school year 2020/2021 reopening plan
  2. Student Opportunity Act Report

August 7, 2020 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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Notice of this meeting was posted on August 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Notice of joint CLCS Executive & Finance Committee Meeting:

Agenda:  Funding of Virtual Classroom

June 17, 2020 8:30 am – 9:00 am
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Notice of this meeting was posted on July 14, 2020 at 10:00 am.

 

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CLCS Board Meeting Agenda
June 11, 2020 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Agenda:

  1. Public Comment
  2. Approve March meeting minutes 
  3. School Updates 
    1. Principal’s Report
  4. Plans to reopen in September
  5. Lottery/Admissions Status BCA Enrollment
  6. Timeline for move into new building 
  7. Review and vote on draft of annual report 
  8. Executive Committee Report 
    1. DESE Update
    2. Selecting legal counsel
  9. Governance Committee Report
    1. Acknowledgment of outgoing trustees 
    2. Recommendations and vote on officers and re-election of returning trustees 
    3. Summary of COO and Principal annual evaluations
  10. Finance Committee Report 
    1.  Update on Budget/Finance
    2. Vote to approve FY21 School Budget
  11. Update on building progress 
  12. Education Committee Update 
  13. Capital Campaign update 
  14. Other business 

Notice of this meeting was posted on May 26th at 4:20pm.

 

Notice of CLCS Executive Committee Meeting:  

CLCS Executive Committee Meeting Agenda
June 3, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Agenda:

  1. Approve both May 2020 meeting minutes
  2. Measures taken to address distant learning during school closure
  3. Preparing RFP and seeking bids for legal counsel
  4. Planning for reopening
  5. DESE Condition Update
  6. Planning for the opening of the new building
    1. Carney building expenses
    2. Move to new building
  7. Budget update
  8. Financial Outlook for FY21
  9. Agenda for June 11th Board meeting
  10. Other business

Notice of this meeting was posted on June 1st at 11:47am.

 

Notice of CLCS Finance Committee Meeting:   

CLCS Finance Committee Meeting Agenda
June 2, 2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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Agenda:

  1. FY21 Budget

Notice of this meeting was posted on May 22nd at 8:00am.

 

Notice of CLCS Governance Committee Meeting:   

CLCS Governance Committee Meeting Agenda
June 1, 2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Agenda:

  1. Discussion of officers for next year

Notice of this meeting was posted on May 26th at 3:50pm.

 

 

 

 

Executive Committee

Reverend Dr. Gregory Groover (Chair) is passionate about education, is the father of two children who both attended BAA and Berklee. He is very knowledgeable about BPS and is a former chair of Boston’s School Board, and the Pastor at the Historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Dorchester, where he lives.

Martha Kleinman (Chair of the Governance Committee) is originally from West Hartford, Connecticut. She received a BA degree from Adelphi University, where she graduated magna cum laude and later received a degree superieur from the Universite de Dijon, France. Her career in development includes serving as Dean of the 10 person development office at Walnut Hill School and later as a consultant with The Wayland Group. She has also been an entrepreneur, having launched a successful catering business while her two children were young. Always very interested in children’s education, she was a volunteer for 7 years at a Boston public school in the South End as a reading tutor with a program called Generations. Other volunteer activities have included membership on the Boards of NTSAD, (National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association,) and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, helping them establish a development effort. Her husband, Ron Kleinman, is Physician in Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston. They have three granddaughters and one grandson.

Robert Grinberg (Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee) was educated at the Wharton School and received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Currently retired, he founded and ran three national travel companies. He is a partner in Bluestone Company, a real estate investment management firm, and is on the boards of several other companies. He lives in Chestnut Hill.

Gary F. Gut (Chair of the Facilities Committee) is a former strategic consultant with Bain & Company, and has been a serial entrepreneur for over 25 years. Throughout his career he has provided mission-driven leadership to multiple organizations through thoughtful, data-driven analysis. Most recently, he was president & CEO of the Boston Foundation for Sight, a pioneering nonprofit serving patients with complex cornea disease. Gary has long been passionate about local education, having served as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, and as a trustee and member of the Advisory Board of The Advent School in Boston. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and attended MIT and SUNY Buffalo. Gary lives in Boston with his wife Patricia Casale. Both are ardent fans of jazz, classical and opera music.

Erika Sanchez (co-chair of Education Committee) is a Family Action Network representative and a Conservatory Lab parent.

Dr. Lisa Wong (co-chair of Education Committee) is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and a pediatrician at Milton Pediatric Associates. She is a violinist and Past President of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra and currently a Board member of Massachusetts Cultural Council, co-founder of the Committee on Arts&Humanities at Harvard Medical School and member of the Boston Arts Consortium for Health. She has a particular interest in El Sistema, arts in health and arts integration in education and and in 2012 published the book Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine.

Trustees

Lynn Cetrulo has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Art History, University of Michigan. MA in Social Work, Simmons College with a degree in Psychiatric Social Work. Advanced training and certification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She has a deep background in volunteer work, including serving as a trustee in several other organizations in Boston and Cambridge, where she lives. She has a strong background in development, governance, and strategic planning.

Ceferina Murrell is the chief of staff for State Senator Nick Collins, and his predecessor Linda Dorcena Forry.  She worked as the Communications Manager of the Mayor’s Office for Women and Girls.  Murrell holds a BA in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross.  As a lifetime Dorchester resident, she is a passionate advocate for Conservatory Lab students.

Katharine M. Pell (Founding Board Chair, Lifetime Trustee Emerita) was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Conservatory Lab when the school began and was inducted as a non-voting Lifetime Trustee Emerita on September 24, 2019. She was Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission in the Dukakis Administration. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Harvard School of Public Health. She lives in Boston. While not a musician, she sang in the Bryn Mawr chorus and has a lifelong love of music. She is particularly interested in the inter-relationship of music and learning.

Katherine H. Sloan is President Emerita of Massachusetts College Of Art And Design, where she served as President for over 15 years. Kay has been a board member of numerous educational and cultural organizations, including the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Boston Arts Academy, the New England Commission of Higher Education, and the National Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. She has served as a visitor on college and university accrediting teams at both the national and regional levels. Kay holds a Doctor of Arts Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She lives in Jamaica Plain.

Tyrone Sutton has a BA from Texas State University in Music, Choral Music Education, graduating summa cum laude. MA. Harvard Graduate School of Education in Arts Education, Certificate of graduate study and education leadership, Boston University Graduate School of Education. Music Faculty Co-Chair at BAA. Also engaged with the Boston Children’s Chorus, Berklee City Music, and is director of Music, Media and Arts at the Charles Street A.M.E. Church in Boston.

J. Curtis Warner, Jr. born in Philadelphia, PA is an education consultant specializing in strategic partnerships and community-based non-profits with a focus on the arts. He occupied a number of posts at the internationally acclaimed Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts over a 25-year period. He joined the college as Assistant to the President for Education and Community Partnerships and finished his tenure as the Associate Vice President for Community and Government Relations. In 1976 and 1986 respectively, he graduated with a Music Education degree from Berklee and a Master’s in Education Administration from Cambridge College. An active drummer and performer, he began his career as an educator in 1975, when band leader/professor Ran Blake asked him to design and teach a course on rhythmic improvisation at New England Conservatory of Music.

Sandy Yeung is part a Family Action Network representative and a Conservatory Lab parent. She is a lawyer specializing in immigration and family law with over 10 years of professional experience. Sandy earned a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 1998 and a law degree from Boston University School of Law in 2003.

Christina Simpson

Tom Sands is the president of Carney Hospital located in Dorchester, MA.  He is a native of Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College and his MBA/MHA from GA State University. He is a Fellow and board certified by the American College of Healthcare Executives and is also a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company.  Tom has served on a number of community boards and organizations including the United Way of Central GA, Urban Development Authority (Macon, GA), 100 Black Men and The Tubman Museum.  He is married to Michelle (Rodgers) and they have two adult sons.