Board Agendas

Mission

Liberty Tree Academy trains the minds and improves the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly, disciplined environment.

​Vision

Liberty Tree Academy is dedicated to an authentic, traditional American education.
To be a community that actively cultivates character in a challenging and engaging learning environment.

May 19th board meeting has been postponed until May 26th at 6:30.

LTA Board Meeting, May 21, 2020

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on May 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm at Liberty Tree Academy 8579 at Eastonville Road, Peyton, CO 80831.

Agenda

1. Call to order 2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Reading of Mission and Vision 5. Approval of Agenda 6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school
operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.” 7. Previous Meeting Minutes 8. Principal Report 9. Hot Food Lunch Contract w/D49 10. Update on PPP application 11. Lease contract on land 12. Update on State funding 13. Board training, May 29th & June 6th 14. Current Building Phase II 15. Executive Session – Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(d), C.R.S., Security matters. 16. Announcements 17. Adjournment
This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on May 20, 2020 by 6:30 pm.

Download Minutes from Board Meeting – May 21, 2020

LTA Board Meeting, April 21, 2020

Notice is hereby given that a Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on April 21, 2020 at 6:30pm.  Due to Covid19 restrictions, this meeting will take place via teleconference. At the scheduled date and time, dial in to the conference. When prompted, enter the access code followed by pound or hash (#)Dial-in:  (978) 990-5166  Access Code:  7468879  

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. Previous Meeting Minutes – Item #12 Discrepancy Regarding Check Signers.  Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Hands have declined to become signers on the LTA Checking Account
  8. Previous Meeting Minutes 
  9. Principal Report
  10. Financial Audit for 2019-2020
  11. Revised Budget Report Due to CV19 and Reduced PPR
  12. Checking Account Signers Need to be Selected
  13. Pay for Part-Time Employees Due to CV19 Retroactive to LTA Closure Starting 3/16/2020.  
  14. Executive Session – Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(d), C.R.S., Security matters. Pursuant to §22-63-302 (7) (a), C.R.S., Personnel Matters 
  15. Announcements
  16. Adjournment

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on April 20, 2020 at 6:00pm.

Download Minutes from Board Meeting – April, 21, 2020

LTA Boarding Meeting, March 17, 2020

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on March 17, 2020 at 6:30pm at 8579 Eastonville Road, Peyton, CO 80831

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. Previous Meeting Minutes
  8. Principal Report
  9. Projected budget
  10. PayPal for registration fees
  11. Executive Session – Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(d), C.R.S., Security matters. Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(b), C.R.S., Legal Counsel. 
  12. Announcements
  13. Adjournment

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on March 16, 2020 at 6:00pm.

LTA Board Meeting, February 18, 2020

Liberty Tree Academy

Mission

Liberty Tree Academy trains the minds and improves the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly, disciplined environment.

Vision

Liberty Tree Academy is dedicated to an authentic, traditional American education.  To be a community that actively cultivates character in a challenging and engaging learning environment.

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on February 18, 2020 at 6:30pm at 11720 Woodmen Hills Dr., Peyton, CO 80831

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. Previous Meeting Minutes
  8. Principal Report
  9. December 2019 Financial Reports
  10. Approval for VISA Cards
  11. Organizational Reporting
  12. Mission Statement Revision
  13. Advisory Committee for Building Corporation
  14. Announcements:

Anti-Trafficking Event featuring Child Rescuer Bazzel Baz at LTA on Saturday 3/14/2020 at 10am.

  1. Adjournment

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on February 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Download Minutes from Board Meeting – February 18, 2020

LTA Special Board Meeting, February 4, 2020

Liberty Tree Academy

Mission

Liberty Tree Academy trains the minds and improves the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly, disciplined environment.

Vision

Liberty Tree Academy is dedicated to an authentic, traditional American education. 

To be a community that actively cultivates character in a challenging and engaging learning environment.

 

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Special Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30pm at 

11720 Woodmen Hills Dr, Peyton, CO 80831

 

Agenda

  1. Call to order 
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum  
  3. Pledge of Allegiance 
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision 
  5. Approval of Agenda 
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. LTA Principal Vote.
  8. Announcements: 
  9. Adjournment 

Download Minutes from Board Meeting – February 4, 2020

LTA Board Meeting, January 21, 2020

Liberty Tree Academy

Mission

Liberty Tree Academy trains the minds and improves the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly, disciplined environment.

Vision

Liberty Tree Academy is dedicated to an authentic, traditional American education.  To be a community that actively cultivates character in a challenging and engaging learning environment.

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on January 21, 2020 at 6:30pm at 11720 Woodmen Hills Dr., Peyton, CO 80831

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. Previous Meeting Minutes
  8. Interim Principal Report
  9. Board vote required by consultants for contracting to work with LTA Academic Coach
  10. Report on the status of the land option agreement
  11. Executive Session – Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(d), C.R.S., Security matters. Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(f), C.R.S., Personnel matters.
  12. Approval of Principal Contract to be proposed for finalist consideration
  13. School Security Action
  14. Announcements:

Mrs. Wilson provided dates of various trainings (see previous emails CCSP and D49 trainings). CCSP is a must for at least 2 members to attend – Grant funds.

Next Scheduled BOD Special Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4. 

  1. Adjournment

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on January 20, 2020 at 6:00pm.

LTA Board Meeting December 10, 2019

Liberty Tree Academy

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on December 10, 2019.

Tuesday, Dec.10, 2019 at 6:30pm at 6:30pm at 11720 Woodmen Hills Dr., Peyton, CO 80831

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. Review and Discussion of Principle Applicant Packages
  8. Land Purchase Option Agreement Discussion/Decision
  9. Board Retreat Date Selection
  10. Announcements:

Winter Formal Dec. 14

  1. Adjournment

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on 8 December, 2019.

Download Minutes from Board Meeting – December 10, 2019

 

LTA Special Board Meeting December 23, 2019

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Special Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at 3120 New Center Pt., Colorado Springs.

Agenda
1. Call to order
2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Reading of Mission and Vision
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
7. Minutes of previous meeting
8. Purpose is to determine Principal candidate finalist. See item 9.
9. Executive Session – Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(f), C.R.S.), Personnel matters.
10. Announcements
11. Adjournment

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.

LTA Board Meeting November 19, 2019

Liberty Tree Academy

Mission

Liberty Tree Academy trains the minds and improves the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly, disciplined environment.

Vision

Liberty Tree Academy is dedicated to an authentic, traditional American education.  To be a community that actively cultivates character in a challenging and engaging learning environment.

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at 6:30pm at  11720 Woodmen Hills Dr, Peyton, CO 80831

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. Minutes
  8. Quarterly Finance Report School and Building Corp. Col Peterson
  9. Audit Approval.
  10. Employee Handbook Approval
  11. BCSI Follow up
  12. BOD vote and nominees
  13. School Leader Discussion
  14. Executive Session – Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(f), C.R.S.), Personnel matters.
  15. Officer Change and Discussion
  16. Phase II and Parking Lot update Mr. Hands
  17. TIGER Music Grant Application
  18. Donor stone deposits Mrs. Helland
  19. Building Corp additional members
  20. Annual Board Retreat Date Selection
  21. Announcements:

Winter Music Concert: Grades 5-9 Dec. 5, Winter Music Concert: Grades K-4 Dec. 12,

Winter Formal Dec. 14

  1. Adjournment

A meeting of the LTA Building Corp to commence re: Proposed License Agreement.

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on Monday, November 18, 2019 by 6:00 p.m.

Download Minutes from Board Meeting – November 19, 2019

LTA Board Meeting October 14, 2019

Liberty Tree Academy

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2019 at 6:30pm at  11720 Woodmen Hills Dr, Peyton, CO 80831

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. Minutes
  8. Finance Report
  9. Principal Report
  10. BCSI Leadership Welcome and Report.
  11. Annual Board Retreat: Strategic Planning, Review of Handbooks, By Laws, Board Member Qualifications etc. BOD date/availability discussion.
  12. Family Handbook Updates.
  13. Funding the Gap (contract with LTA until C of O is obtained)
  14. Sharing of communication between the board and third parties.
  15. Building Corp; additional members discussion.
  16. Phase II funding and process.
  17. Kilgore Letter/Card.
  18. Additional BOD’s Nominees.
  19. Announcements:

Constitution Presentation Dr. Prentice and Rob Natelson of the Independence Institute TBD

Dr. Terrence Moore Community Seminar and Professional Development TBD

Brian Carpenter continued assessment Oct. 28 – Nov. 1.

  1. Adjournment

A meeting of the LTA Building Corp to commence re: Proposed License Agreement.

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on Monday, October 14, 2019 by 6:00 p.m.

Download Minutes from Board Meeting – October 14, 2019

LTA Board Meeting September 17, 2019

Liberty Tree Academy

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at 6:30pm at  11720 Woodmen Hills Dr, Peyton, CO 80831

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. July / August Minutes
  8. Finance Report
  9. Principal Report
  10. Facilities / Land use Agreement (Building Corp President)
  11. Ribbon Cutting Discussion
  12. Additional BOD’s
  13. Waivers and Policies
  14. Hillsdale Agreement
  15. Executive Session – Pursuant to Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(b), C.R.S.), conferences with attorney for the public entity for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions.
  16. Announcements: LTA Community Celebration Day Sat. Sept. 21.
  17. Adjournment

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 by 6:00 p.m.

Download Minutes from Board Meeting – September 17, 2019

LTA Board Meeting July 23, 2019

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Special Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30pm at 11720 Woodmen Hills Dr, Peyton, CO 80831

Intent to Hire a Principal

Agenda

1. Call to order

2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Reading of Mission and Vision

5. Approval of Agenda

6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”

7. Approval of Minutes

8. May Financial Report

9. Authorization of signatures for LTA Bank Accounts

10. Amend Conflict Policy

11. Conflict of Interest Policy Annual signatures

12. Executive Session – Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(f), C.R.S.), Personnel matters.

13. Approval of Principal Contract

14. LTA Principal Vote.

15. Announcements:

Dr. Brian Carpenter, on behalf of BCSI, will be performing a Risk Assessment and provide services to our incoming Principal. Dr. Carpenter will be with LTA for 5 days beginning July 29.

16. Adjournment

Download Minutes from LTA Board Meeting – July 23, 2019

LTA Special Board Meeting, January 15, 2020

Mission

Liberty Tree Academy trains the minds and improves the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly, disciplined environment.

Vision

Liberty Tree Academy is dedicated to an authentic, traditional American education.  To be a community that actively cultivates character in a challenging and engaging learning environment.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Special Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday January 15, 2020 at 8:45pm at Liberty Tree Academy 8579 Eastonville Rd., Peyton, CO 80831.

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. Approval of Hiring Process
  8. Announcements:

Next Regularly Scheduled BOD Meeting Tuesday, Jan 21.

  1. Adjournment

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on January 14, 2020.

Download Minutes from Board Meeting – January 15, 2020

LTA Board Meeting August 20, 2019

Liberty Tree Academy

BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Board Meeting of the Liberty Tree Academy Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 6:30pm at  11720 Woodmen Hills Dr, Peyton, CO 80831

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, and the Establishment of Quorum
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Reading of Mission and Vision
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public comment – “We appreciate and welcome comments on Liberty Tree Academy school operations and programs as part of our public comment forum. We ask that your comments be made in a respectful and orderly manner. Complaints against any individual employees and/or students with the school are prohibited. Follow-up action items may be assigned to the appropriate board or staff member, depending on the nature of the comments. During public comment, the Board members may choose not to respond to any comment made in public session. In accordance with Board policy, public participation is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Thank you for participating in our public comment forum.”
  7. July Minutes
  8. Finance Reports June… July Building Corp.
  9. Authorizer Correspondence
  10. Finance Committee Approval
  11. Principal Report Academic/Student Performance Presentation
  12. Facilities Agreement / Building Corp President
  13. Facilities Report
  14. Authorization of signatures for LTA Bank Accounts
  15. Policy re: Adoption of District Open Records Act Policy
  16. Policy re: Execution of contracts/agreements
  17. Policy re: BOD and Principal attorney consultation
  18. Conflict of Interest Policy Annual signatures
  19. Hillsdale Agreement
  20. Process of including additional BOD’s
  21. Executive Session – Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(f), C.R.S.), Personnel matters.

Pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(d), Specialized details of security arrangements.

  1. Announcements:

Dr. Brian Carpenter, on behalf of BCSI, will be performing a Risk Assessment and provide services to our incoming Principal. Dr. Carpenter will be with LTA for 5 days beginning Aug 26.

LTA Community Celebration Day Sat. Sept. 21.

23. Adjournment

This notice is posted in compliance with the Colorado Open Meetings Act on Monday, Aug 19, 2019 by 6:00 p.m.

 

Download Minutes from Board Meeting – August 20, 2019

Board Members

Mrs. Shannon Wilson
Named the new Principal