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Board of Directors 2023-24

Connections Education Center

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Sonia Kay, PhD, OTR/L

President/Chair

Professor, Nova Southeastern

ksonia@connectedpb.com

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Michael Kridel

Treasurer

Michael Kridel, LLC
mkridel@connectedpb.com

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Elinor Siklossy

Secretary

Philanthropist

esiklossy@connectedpb.com

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Jay Huebner, PE, AICP

Director

HSQ Group, Inc.

jhuebner@connectedpb.com

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Orlando Ortiz

Director & Parent Involvement Representative

oortiz@connectedpb.com

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Stephen J. Padula, Esquire

Director

Partner, Padula, Bennardo & Levine

spadula@connectedpb.com

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Valerie Silverman

Director

Educational Entrepreneur

vsilverman@connectedpb.com

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Nancy DiPierro

Director

Manager of First Republic Bank

ndipierro@connectedpb.com

Board Meeting Schedule

Our board will meet on the days and times listed below for the 2023-24 school year.

​Friday board meetings are held by Zoom. Quarterly meetings are held at Connections Education Center located at 1310 Old Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla., 33409. Some board members may participate in these meetings via audio or video conference.


Our board meetings are open to the public. If you would like to add an item to any Governing Board Meeting agenda please email board president Sonia Kay at least 10 days before the meeting. To request a Zoom link to our online meetings, please contact Jason Portman.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 6 p.m.

  • Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, 9 a.m.

  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, 6 p.m. -- Annual Meeting in the Connections Board Room and on Zoom. 

  • Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, 9 a.m.

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, 9 a.m.  (Note: Third Friday of the month due to Thanksgiving.)

  • December -- No meeting this month.

  • Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, 9 a.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, 9 a.m.

  • Friday, March 15, 2024, 9 a.m.

  • Thursday, April 18, 2024, 6:30 p.m. -- Held in the Connections Board Room.

  • Friday, May 17, 2024, 9 a.m.

  • Friday, June 21, 2024, 9 a.m.

Board Meeting Minutes

2022

 

2022-23 School Year Financials

Grievance Process

If, at any time, a parent/guardian has a concern about their child’s education program, school policies or school administration, the following steps should be taken:

 

1. A request for a meeting/conference with the person directly involved with the concern should be requested. The CECPB staff/administration has the right to request a supervisor at this meeting.

 

2. If the issue is not resolved at this meeting, a written request should be made to meet with the staff/administration’s direct supervisor. Minutes will be recorded at this meeting.

 

3. If the issue is unable to be resolved at this meeting, a written request to meet with the CECPB’s board president should be made and a meeting will be scheduled within 3 working days. The board president will meet with both parties to mediate and resolve the issue. Minutes will be recorded at this meeting.

 

4. If the issue is not satisfactorily resolved at this meeting, the parent can request the issue be brought to the general board. The board before the meeting will review the minutes of the above meetings. Each person will have the opportunity to state his or her concerns/response to the concerns. The CECPB board will make the final determination.

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