The Main Street Academy

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday August 25th, 2020 @7:00 PM

Meeting Agenda

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Welcome and Call to Order 1 minutes

The meeting will be called to the order.

Approval of Agenda 5 minutes

So that there is agreement between board members on the agenda, and the amount of time spent on the meeting, the board shall vote to approve an agenda for the meeting. To the best of its ability, it will follow that agenda, and allow for the chair to move the board through the agenda as specified.


  1. Approve the agenda as submitted.

Public Comment 10 minutes

Our Public Comment period is for members of the public to address the board. Each member of the public may sign up to comment at the meeting, and will be allotted two minutes. The board will listen, but may not directly respond to any comments. Our meetings are open to the public and public record. As such, if your comment is about a private matter, please contact the board via email, or speak to the board chair privately.

Approval of Minutes from Jul 28, 2020 5 minutes

Faculty Report 10 minutes

This report comes from the staff elected faculty member to the board.

Academic & School Performance Committee Report 15 minutes

This report is submitted by the ASPC Chair.


Principal Report 15 minutes

The school leader reports on the status of the school.

  1. First Day of School Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  2. Back to School Briefings
  3. Microsoft Teams & Otus Parent/Student Training
  4. Course Offerings Update
  5. Enrollment

Finance Committee Report 15 minutes

Financial review:

  1. Discuss the FY20-21 budget and FY20 Audit.
  • The YTD financials were not presented for July 31, 2020 due to the focus on the FY20 Audit.
  • The PPP loan application portal to apply for forgiveness is not open yet.
  • The FY21 state budget is higher than the county budget by almost $900,000 more.
  • The FY20 audit is in progress.
  • We received the reimbursement from the state grant of $40,000 to begin the basement renovation project.

Facility improvements:

Basement renovation update

  • The project scope has extended to include the entire basement which gives us the option to complete the project in phases.
  • The increase is an additional $34,750.72. We initially only planned for half the basement but due to safety and other guidelines, we need to look at the entire basement.


  • Strategic plan update


  1. Motion: Approve the additional scope for the basement project not to exceed $35,000.


Communications Report 5 minutes

  • Communications Committee have identified key items to assist or support from the strategic plan.
  • As a board we discussed for additional support of the board to assist in securing a strategic sponsorship/donor as a priority of the school in addition to sharing a calendar of yearly fundraising events supported by the school and board sponsored events.
  • Principal’s yearly motto for teachers is still under development; will share with board for synergy since this is the school's 10th year.
  • Principal Parker recommends having one Zoom or Virtual Meeting Platform to be used for all TMSA board meetings and Committee Meetings.

Communications Manager Updates:

  1. Draft social media policy is still under development;
  2. A Quick Guide on TMSA website with information on remote learning, access to virtual classroom (updated daily) was provided for families.
  3. TMSA Hotline via Zoom. Accessible Monday - Friday. 15 calls on 8/19. Daily volume varies.
  4. Marketing and Digital Analytics update.
  5. Back to School Technology update brainstormed to raise proceeds for technology innovations for students.
  6. TMSA 10-Year Anniversary; acknowledging birthday of school on 8/23. Firming up 10 year anniversary mark.
  7. PTO Facebook Page strategy. Considerations around making Facebook page available to paid members only. Need updates on where they are in the process. Need to know where does the new term of PTO stands for new elections for 2020-2021.

President’s Report 10 minutes

This report is made by the governing board President. All committees have been asked to review and comment on the Strategic Plan revisions for 2020-20205. Subcommittee of board members, faculty and administration established. We will coordinate a planing session with GA. Charter Schools in September and hope to ratify new plan by October.


Governance Committee Report 10 minutes


Future Business 5 minutes

This is to add new business to next month’s agenda.