Agreed report on Board of Management Meeting December 2021 

Date of Board of Management Meeting: Wednesday 8th December 2021 via  Zoom

Information for reporting to parents, staff and the school community following meeting of the Board 

 Agenda and Minutes of October meeting approved. Mary-Therese Fields welcomed as Acting Principal
Health and Safety Report to be reviewed by Principal for next meeting. Reminder that this is a legal requirement.
The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Dr. Delma Byrne and approved by the Board. 
Principal’s Report included   a draft copy of a Fire Drill/Evacuation Policy.  This was agreed in principle and may be revised in light of the outcome of the first Fire Drill. Student teacher Sophie Keane completed her placement in KRC and was praised for her engagement and rapport with children.  Proposed After School activities will be looked at in greater detail in consultation with the SCA. A number of COVID safe activities are scheduled for the end of term including online Pantomime and a Wonderland  Walk.
Building updates: The Board has been assured that discussions on a permanent site for KRC are at an advanced stage. Paddy Monaghan met with the SCA on behalf of the Board to bring them up to date on progress. The Board agreed that a request from the SCA to send a letter to local representatives to lobby the Minister was discussed. It was agreed that this was an SCA decision but the Board would ask that any correspondence acknowledge the ongoing negotiations and highlight the need for certainty on location for the next intake of enrolments.
Formal communication has taken place with the SCA on a number of areas including School Location, Finance, Fund Raising and After School Activities.  The Board looks forward to meeting with the SCA at a combined meeting in January.  Date to be agreed.
The next Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 19th January at 7.15pm via Zoom

Carmel Mulcahy:  Chairperson to the Board

14th of December  2021

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