The Main Street Academy

Governing Board

April Board Meeting - Tuesday April 24th, 2018 @7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Dr. DeAndre S. Pickett present ex-officio On Time At Adjournment
Fred Parham present 60 Minutes Late At Adjournment
Tony Morrison not present
Rebecca Dearolph present member On Time At Adjournment
Tha Vin present member On Time At Adjournment
Britton Bateman present vice-chair On Time At Adjournment
Farrah Brown present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Jennifer Fine not present chair
Erin Rodgers present member On Time At Adjournment
Dr. Kelly Johnson present member On Time At Adjournment
Dr. Laurie Jackson-Lee not present
Bianca Motley Broom not present
Cheryl Parker present ex-officio On Time At Adjournment
Virginia Smith present On Time At Adjournment
Dr. Olamide Moore present ex-officio On Time At Adjournment
Laura Calloway not present
Chandra Graves not present ex-officio
Bridgett Bell not present member
Heather Wells not present member

Welcome and Call to Order

The meeting will be called to the order, beginning with the pledge of allegiance.

Approval of Agenda

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.

Approve the agenda as submitted

By: Dr. DeAndre S. Pickett Seconded by: Dr. Kelly Johnson

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Minutes from Mar 27, 2018

Approve the minutes as submitted

By: Dr. Kelly Johnson Seconded by: Rebecca Dearolph

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Presentations and Announcements

Public Comment

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.

School Leader Report

The school leader reports on the status of the school.

Faculty Report

  • TRS Meetings were a conversation

    *Adminstrative Asst. Day

Committee Reports - Finance

  • We are in a healthy position financially. 
  1. In March 2018, our budgeted income was $715k and our actual income was $830K. We were over budget by $114K due to fundraising and student activities income $97K not in budget. 
  2. We are prepared to time table and our goal is to have the final budget draft ready by end of April 2018. 
  3. Cash balance is $2.5M in operating account.
  4. Based on YTD expense, we have 164 days cash on hand.
  5. Board Financial Training was scheduled for April 24, 2018

President’s Report

  • Meeting of Potential Board Candidates
  • Charter Schools 101 Town Hall

Committee Reports - Communications

3 Goals for the committee

  • Discovery Session - to be held in mid may.
  • Brand TMSA - Create a style guide on how to use the logo for branding.
  • Technology goal - auditing the technology of the school.

Committee Reports- ASPC

  • GA Milestones - Completed the Milestones today (one student needed to make up.)
  • EOCT Algebra I & Physical Science. - May 1 & May 2
  • Summer School will be those who need to retest for Milestones
  • Summer Bridge are for those students in K,1st,2nd, 4th, 6th-7th.
  • SEM End Review - SEM Fair and a survey is being created on the thoughts of the program. 
  • Faculty and Staff Retention
  • Capital Improvements
  1. Purchasing Chromebooks for middle school
  2. New Laptops for teachers
  3. Renovate a portion of the basement that is useable. 
  4. Activity Vans
  5. Paving the parking lot
  6. Courtyard
  7. Covering for gym floor
  8. Chairs with cushions
  • Summer Cleanout - Around the school: Weekends in June.
  • Becoming a leader-in-me school
  • 18-19 Master Schedule

Committee Reports - Governance

Executive Session

Item A - Motion needed

Item B - Motion needed

  • The board came out of executive session and briefly discussed two items for consideration.

This motion is to approve Items A and B for consideration.

By: Britton Bateman Seconded by: Tha Vin

The recommendation was to vote on both items collectively under one vote. The governing board agreed. 

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 1:41 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Rebecca Dearolph Seconded by: Farrah Brown

There was no notable discussion on the motion.