Get It Right Educators' Cooperative Notice of Meeting, Agenda, and Minutes

Information about upcoming and previous meetings of Get It Right Educators’ Cooperative

Note: GIR is an independent worker-owned cooperative. We cross-post our minutes and meeting info here for the benefit of the Milestone community.


  • Chair: Art Richardson
  • Vice Chair: Sarah Bee Wilkening
  • Secretary: Sean Anderson
  • Treasurer: tbd
  • Members at large:
    • Kate Freedman
    • Alexis Gardner
    • Stefano Oviedo
    • Janice Schreiber-Poznik


The next meeting of Get It Right will be held:

Date & Time: Thursay, August 30th, 10:00am – 11:00am

Location: Milestone Democratic School and Online (email [email protected] for a link)


  1. Call to order by Facilitator – Check In
  2. Attendance
  3. Duration
  4. Approve prior meeting minutes
  5. Informational Announcements
  6. Next meeting announcement
  7. Update the backlog & consent to agenda
  8. Reports
  9. Discussions
  10. Decisions
  11. Check-out and meeting evaluation


Friday, August 19th, 2022 – 10:00am

Thursday, August 18th, 2022 – 9:30am

  • Attendance:
    • Present: Sarah Wilkening (Vice Chair); Sean Anderson (Secretary); Stefano Oviedo; Janice Schreiber-Poznik; Kate Freedman, Alexis Gardner
    • Absent: Art Richardson (Chair);
    • Quorum: Met
  • Discussions held: Workers Compensation, Nonprofit Status
  • Decisions made: Rescinded a contract offer to an existing candidate. Offered a contract to a new candidate following Design Team recommendation.

Time & Date: Weds 8/10 11:30am

  • Present: Alexis Gardner, Sarah Wilkening, Janice Schreiber-Poznik, Art Richardson, Stefano Oviedo, Sean Anderson 
  • Discussion: welcome Alexis!
  • Decisions: approved 3 individual contracts

Date & Time: Monday 8/8 11:30

  1. Attendance: Stefano Oviedo, Art Richardson, Sean Anderson, Sarah Wilkening, Janice Schreiber-Poznik
  2. Decisions by consent:
    1. Ratify master contract with MDS
    2. Approve template for individual employment contracts, for Sean to make offers based on the approved budget

Date & Time: Thursday, August 4th, 2022, 10:30am – 12:00pm

  • Attendance: Art Richardson, Janice Schreiber-Poznik, Sarah Wilkening, Sean Anderson, Stefano Oviedo
  • Discussion: GIR – MDS contract
  • Decisions: none

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, 10:30am – 12:00pm and 3:30pm – 5:00pm

  • Attendance
  • Discussions:
    • Non-profit status
    • Workers Compensation
    • Summer contract
    • Sociocracy circle structure kick-off
  • Decisions:
    • Authorize honorarium to Milestone members for Design Team leadership
    • Adopted a budget for contract negotiations

Date & Time: Tues, Aug 2nd, 4:30 – 5:30pm

  • Attendance: Art Richardson (Chair), Sarah Wilkening (Vice Chair), Sean Anderson (Secretary), Janice Schreiber Poznik (member)
  • Discussions:
    • Nonprofit status
    • Workers comp
  • Decisions by consent:
    • Employment Classification
    • Sub Pay Procedure
    • Guest Instructor Procedure
    • Inviting Alexis Gardner to join GIR as a full voting member

Date & Time: Thursday, July 28th 1:50 – 3:30pm

  • Attendance: Art Richardson (Chair), Sarah Wilkening (Vice Chair), Sean Anderson (Secretary), Janice Schreiber Poznik (member), Kate Freedman (member)
  • Decisions by consent:
    • Updated membership of GIR
    • Completed internal investigation into personnel matter and prepared recommendation for Community Engagement
Last updated bySean Anderson on August 28, 2022
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