The Main Street Academy

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday March 30th, 2021 @7:00 PM

Meeting Agenda

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 Mar 16, 2021 5 minutes


  1. Approve the minutes as submitted

Approval of Minutes from February 23, 2021 15 minutes

The Governing Board met on Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 @7:00 PM for what was scheduled to be a 2 hours and 50 minutes long meeting. Present: Farrah Brown, Cheryl Parker, Bridgett Bell, Dr. Kelly Johnson, Kristal Ramirez, Satonja Gilbert Scott, Kristin Jackson, Willie G. Davis, Jr., Ishmael Abdul-Salam, Mitch Foster II, Kelly Brokenburr, Heather Wells
Not Present: Dr. Olamide Moore, Carla Wagner, Jennifer Fine

The members considered the following items:
1. Amend the Agenda
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Public Comment
4. Approval of Minutes from January 26, 2021
5. Approval of Minutes from November 17, 2020
6. Principal Report
7. Academic & School Performance Committee Report
8. Re-Opening Committee Report
9. Communications Report
10. Faculty Report
11. Finance Committee Report
12. Governance Committee Report
13. President’s Report
14. Executive Session
15. Future Business
16. The Meeting was Adjourned
17. Amend the Agenda

The committee considered 8 motions, of which 8 passed, and 0 failed:
1. Approve the agenda as submitted (passed)
2. Amend the agenda to include an executive session after the president's report. (passed)
3. Approve the minutes from the January 26, 2021 meeting. (passed)
4. Approve the minutes from the November 17, 2020 meeting. (passed)
5. Approve the purchase and installation of interactive boards not to exceed $155,000 with $40,000 from the Federal Charter School Covid relief grant. (passed)
6. Approve the request to compensate a salaried employee for working on Sundays due to the pandemic, retroactive to January 2021 not to exceed the daily rate of pay. (passed)
7. Motion to adjourn (passed)
8. Motion to amend agenda to add action item to Finance report (passed)

The meeting adjourned at 10:42 PM

Vendor Presentations for Basement Project 60 minutes

Reopening Committee Report 45 minutes

This report is submitted by the committee chair.


Principal Report 15 minutes

The school leader reports on the status of the school.


Faculty Report 10 minutes

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

Academic & School Performance Committee Report 10 minutes

This report is submitted by the ASPC Chair.

Finance Committee Report 10 minutes

PTO Report

Financial Review

  1. YTD Financials
  2. Savings options
  3. FY22 - Planning (Email all requests to Virginia no later than next Friday, April 2, 2021)
  4. Marketing budget (enrollment)
  5. FFCRA Sick Leave – Extended by President Biden as – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – to 09/30/2021

Facility Improvements

  1. RFPs/Bids – Selections (Voting items)
  2. Janitorial Services
  3. Basement renovation
  4. VOIP Project Updates
  5. Interactive boards update - The 21 existing boards were de-installed and will be picked up by the County. The new boards have been ordered and should be delivered in April 2021.

Fundraiser, Sponsorship, & Grant Updates

  1. COVID Relief Grant - $150k awarded
  2. Facility Grant – LED Project


  1. Approve the FY21 marketing budget related to enrollment not to exceed $20,000.
  2. Approve the extension of the FFCRA Sick Leave (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) through 9/30/2021.
  3. Extend the current janitorial services contract through May 31, 2021.
  4. Award the basement renovation project to Triad Construction Company.


Communications Report 10 minutes

This report is submitted by the communications chair.

Governance Committee Report 15 minutes

  1. TMSA - Recruitment of New Board Members
  2. Update: TMSA Virtual School Option v. Virtual School a. Understanding the difference b. Future thoughts for consideration when completing our Strategic Plan.
  3. TMSA Telework Policy
  4. TMSA Review of Policies
  5. Review of TMSA Reimbursement Policy for Subsequently Approved Professional Development


  1. Approve the new policy for TMSA Reimbursement Policy for Subsequently Approved Professional Development, with any proposed changes, if any at all.


President’s Report 10 minutes

This report is made by the governing board President.

Future Business 5 minutes

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

Executive Session 60 minutes


  1. Enter into executive session.
  2. Exit executive session.