A School for Wonder, Work, and Love
Reminder that the Libertas board will meet on Thurs, 7/21, at 11:30 AM. Please contact us for materials or more information.
The Libertas Board of Trustees has an opening on the committee that hears grievances. We are fortunate to not have received any grievances to date, but our by-laws outline a structure and policy to ensure that any grievances are appropriately resolved. If you are interested in the position, please contact Head of School Bob Nardo by Monday, Mar. 21, and he will walk you through the process prior to a final election to be made by the Board. bob.nardo at Libertas Memphis dot org
The early enrollment period has begun, and ends Friday, March 25th, when we will run our early lottery if needed.
For details about how enrollment works, please review our enrollment guidelines and policy.
As announced at the November board meeting and as posted in our office, the Performance Review Committee will meet at 2:30 PM today via conference call and at 5050 Poplar. Please contact us for details if you are interested in attending.
Thanks to the over half of our families that were able to attend our inaugural back to school night! Families got to share their hopes and dreams for their children, know their teachers and children's classmates, and about our curriculum and school culture,. In addition, we presented some information about our school for our annual title 1 meeting - click here to see the presentation.
Our 2015/16 schedule of standing meetings for the Board of Trustees and its committees is listed below, and can be downloaded here.
Board of Trustees meetings - 5:30 PM at 3777 Edenburg Dr:
No December meeting
6/27 (Annual meeting)
Finance Committee meetings - at 11:30 via conference call (information made available to anyone upon request)
Performance Review Committee
TBA in January and June, 2016
As announced at our last public meeting in June, the Board of Trustees of Libertas School of Memphis will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 6th, at 5:30 PM, at 3777 Edenburg Dr, Memphis TN 38127. Please contact us to receive the agenda and supporting materials for the meeting.
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LIBERTAS PUBLIC MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL GARDEN GROUNDBREAKING
FRAYSER, Memphis 10 June 2015 - Libertas is an innovative, neighborhood-based public charter school opening this summer in the Frayser community. Members of the press and the community are invited to join our teachers, staff, and neighborhood partners for the groundbreaking of our school’s unique gardening and permaculture program -- just one step in the neighborhood-wide effort to return Frayser to being one of Memphis’ destination communities. The event will take place Tuesday, 6/23, at 10 AM, at 3777 Edenburg Dr.
Having won a grant through GrowMemphis and Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association, this groundbreaking event will present our brand-new raised garden beds - but also launch and present our unique program to the Memphis community.
As an extension of our rigorous and holistic Montessori educational program (summarized below), daily student life will incorporate academic learning and hands-on skill-building with plants, animals, and care of the local environment - including gardening, composting, animal care, sustainable energy practices such as rainwater collection, and more. Furthermore, to increase student physical activity level and foster peaceful recreation, Libertas is creating an “adventure playground.”
MORE ABOUT LIBERTAS: Libertas offers a private school-quality education in a tuition-free neighborhood school, with the rich and personalized learning method of Dr. Maria Montessori. Students work in multi-aged groups and advance at their own pace, with two teachers in the classroom, and engaging materials in the classroom. As part of the Achievement School District, Libertas is opening in what was Brookmeade Elementary. We serve students in Frayser, as well as Raleigh and North Memphis, and are enrolling students for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade, and will grow up through 6th grade in the next 5 years. Classes start August 5th.
Libertas is the first Montessori charter school in Tennessee, and the site of the first in the nation urban Montessori Teacher Institute & Residency.
What: Libertas School Garden Groundbreaking
Where: 3777 Edenburg Dr, Memphis TN 38127
When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10 am
Who: Frayser and broader Memphis community and media
Why: Education reform, charter schools, Montessori, Frayser
As announced at the 5/4 public meeting, the Libertas School Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, June 1st, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will occur at 3777 Edenburg Dr. The meeting is open to the public, as always, but please contact us in advance so that we may provide you with building access information. Agendas and supporting documentation are also available upon request.
As announced at the 4/6 public meeting, the Libertas School Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, My 4th, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will occur at 175 Toyota Plaza. The meeting is open to the public, as always, but please contact us in advance so that we may provide you with building access information. Agendas and supporting documentation are also available upon request.
The Board of Trustees of Libertas School of Memphis will have a monthly meeting on Monday, April 6th, at 5:30 PM, at 5050 Poplar Ave, Suite 1714, Memphis TN 38157. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Please contact us for the agenda and materials.
Libertas will hold our inaugural enrollment lottery on Thursday, April 2nd. It will take place at 1:15 PM at the Frayser Branch Library. To review our enrollment and lottery procedures, recently approved by the TN Department of Education, please see here.
Libertas School of Memphis is seeking various facility services as we prepare to convert the existing Brookmeade Elementary School, located at 3777 Edenburg Drive, Memphis, TN 38127, into a Montessori neighborhood charter school.
Contractors/vendors are sought for the following specific scope areas for work this summer. Click the following embedded links for details about the project scope: detailed RFP, supporting photographs (part one and part two), and additional painting specifications (interior and exterior). Proposals are requested by April 6th.
- Custodial services
- Grounds care
- Heating / cooling systems
- Masonry / exterior brick cleaning and repair
- Window repair / replacement
- Other general contractor projects
In addition, we are developing a vendor list for additional projects likely needed in the near future, including the following additional trades:
- Environmental abatement / remediation
Please contact us with any questions, following the instructions on the RFP linked above.
The Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting on 3/2/15 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will take place via telephone conference. Anyone interested in the agenda or providing public comments is welcome and encouraged to contact us for more information.
The Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting on 2/2/15 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will take place at the offices of the TN Charter School Center at 5050 Poplar Ave, Suite 1714. Anyone interested in the agenda or providing public comments is welcome and encouraged to contact us for more information!
The Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting on 1/5/15 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held via conference call. Anyone interested in the agenda or providing public comments is welcome and encouraged to contact us for more information!
Dear friends of Libertas School of Memphis;
We are excited and humbled to pass along the news announced by the Achievement School District today: Libertas School of Memphis has been matched to phase-in at Brookmeade Elementary School here in Frayser, Memphis, Tennessee.
This announcement is the next important step in our journey - already 16 months-old - toward seeing private-school quality education available as a tuition-free public school in the neighborhood and city we love. Now we have the clarity needed to focus on engaging our soon-to-be families - continuing with those at Brookmeade, and extending to those across Frayser who wish for a rich, rigorous, and personalized education.
We salute the efforts of those dedicated educators and other community servants who have toiled so long in this field.
Stay tuned for more news in the months to come!
The Board of Trustees of Libertas School of Memphis will hold a special meeting via conference call at 8:45 on Wednesday, December 10th, for the purpose of discussing and coming to resolution on ASD options and recommendations regarding the location of our school starting in 2015. Anyone from the public interested in accessing the meeting should please contact us for information about how to attend.