The Main Street Academy

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday March 29th, 2022 @7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Satonja Gilbert Scott present member On Time At Adjournment
Kristin Jackson present member On Time At Adjournment
Heather Wells not present chair
Jennifer Fine not present ex-officio
Farand Dolland not present ex-officio
Chanel Recasner present member On Time At Adjournment
Kim Walker present member On Time At Adjournment
Brittany Dunn not present member
Bridgett Bell present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Mitch Foster II present Treasurer On Time At Adjournment
Carla Wagner present member On Time At Adjournment
Kristal Ramirez present vice-chair On Time At Adjournment

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 modified agenda swapping January Meeting Minutes, to February Meeting Minutes.

By: Chanel Recasner Seconded by: Bridgett Bell

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approve agenda as submitted

By: Kim Walker Seconded by: Satonja Gilbert Scott

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Minutes from Feb 22, 2022

Approve the minutes as submitted

By: Chanel Recasner Seconded by: Bridgett Bell

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Principal Report

This report is submitted by the principal of the school.

  • Thank you to the board for their volunteer work for the school.
  • Teach of the Year: Chandra Graves
  • Professional of the Year: Jamil Pearson
  • Operations of the Year: Charles Bracy
  • Discussion of Surveillance Testing - Continues.
  • Discussion around seeking to identify, recruit and retain Highly Qualified Teachers. Currently: 6 NHQ and 1 License Expires this June.
  • Discussion of launching an endorsement initiative for teachers.
  • Discussed hiring initiatives.
  • Discussed the soon-to-open Steam/Stem Center


Regarding Business Partnerships: How can the board support gaining more partnerships. An outline is going to be provided to the board from the principal in the coming months.


Voting Item:

  1. Approve the 2022-2023 school calendar.


Motion to approve the 2022-2023 school calendar.

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Academic & School Performance Committee Report

This report is submitted by the ASPC Chair.


Chair Jackson - Most of the contents of the last meeting supported and led into the principal's report just discussed.


One additional comment, it is recommended that when Fulton County issues financial incentives, we should seek to meet them. Same with summer school pay.


Milestones Testing: The goal is to have 100% participation.

Faculty Report

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


No report this evening.

Finance Committee Report

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday March 22nd, 2022 @6:00 PM for what was scheduled to be a 0 hours and 41 minutes long meeting. Present: Kimnese Abdul-Salaam, Virginia Smith, Bridgett Bell, Mitch Foster II, Laura Calloway, Brittany Dunn, Ishmael Abdul-Salaam, Kim Walker

Not Present: Tequila Douglas


The members considered the following items:

1. Welcome and Call to Order

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Public Comment

4. Approval of Minutes from Feb 15, 2022

5. Future Business


The committee considered 2 motions, of which 2 passed, and 0 failed:

1. Approve the minutes as submitted (passed)

2. Approve the agenda as submitted (passed)

The meeting adjourned at 7:07PM


Today's Minutes:


  • FYI 22/23 Preliminary Budget Received. Plan to deliver a budget for next month.
  • Facility Updates:
  • 18 Staff now CPR Certified.
  • Additional AEDs on order
  • Reunification Drill to be planed.
  • New Furniture to be delivered late April/May


Communications Report

  • TMSA 's administrators confirmed the Basement Renovation Ribbon Cutting Event to be hosted June 2022.
  • Plans are underway to develop a new TMSA marketing collateral system. Two-phase approach. Phase 1 release - June 2022 and Phase 2 release - Early August 2022 (in conjunction with Open House).
  • 2022 - 2023 Enrollment Direct Mail Campaign. Targeting zip codes 30337. Vendor, The Addressers, specializes in nationwide education mailing solutions. Pricing varies based on the number of direct mail postcards (ex: $870/500 or $1,075/1,000
  • TMSA 2022 - 2023 hiring focus.



Governance Committee Report

This report is submitted by the governance committee chair.


  • Succession Planning
  • Spring Training for Current Board Members coming soon.

President’s Report

This report is made by the governing board President.


No Report this evening.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:14 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Kristal Ramirez Seconded by: Mitch Foster II

There was no notable discussion on the motion.