The Main Street Academy

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday June 28th, 2022 @7:00 PM

Meeting Agenda

Welcome and Call to Order 1 minutes

Approval of the Agenda 1 minutes

Approval of Minutes from May 31, 2022 15 minutes

The Governing Board met on Tuesday May 31st, 2022 @7:07 PM for what was scheduled to be a 1 hours and 36 minutes long meeting. Present: Kristin Jackson, Heather Wells, Farand Dolland, Chanel Recasner, Bridgett Bell, Mitch Foster II, Kristal Ramirez
Not Present: Satonja Gilbert Scott, Jennifer Fine, Kim Walker, Brittany Dunn, Carla Wagner

The members considered the following items:
1. Welcome & Call to Order
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of Minutes from Apr 26, 2022
4. Approval of Minutes from Mar 29, 2022
5. Public Comment
6. Principal Report
7. Academic & School Performance Committee Report
8. Faculty Report
9. Finance Committee Report
10. Communications Report
11. Governance Committee Report
12. President’s Report
13. Future Business

The committee considered 5 motions, of which 5 passed, and 0 failed:
1. Approve the agenda as presented. (passed)
2. Approve the minutes as submitted (passed)
3. Approve the minutes as submitted (passed)
4. To approve summer repair budget, not to exceed $20,000. (passed)
5. To approve mortgage debt to Fulton County retirement in full; $653,311.00 (passed)

The meeting adjourned at 7:57PM

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.

Principal Report 15 minutes

The school leader reports on the status of the school.

Academic & School Performance Committee Report 10 minutes

This report is submitted by the ASPC Chair.

Faculty Report 5 minutes

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

Finance Committee Report 15 minutes

  • FY22 Budget Update

Discussed that the mortgage payoff is less than previously approved.

  • FY23 Recruitment
  • Personnel Retention
  • Curriculum Updates

Proposal voted at ASPC to increase curriculum budget by $150K. The committee discussed the needs for this additional funding at length and supports the principal's request, but at this time will table the request in consideration of other budgetary items in flux.

  • One Time Stipends

Notice received this morning that funds will be dispersed to the school, but they are not verified in our account yet. See motion to authorize Executive Director to distribute.

  • PTO/Fundraiser/Facilties Update


  1. Authorize the Executive Director to distribute the Governor's Stipend as follows: all teachers ($2,000), all leadership ($2,000), all support staff ($1,000), all part-time staff ($500), and resigned staff ($0). If an employee resigns before December 31, 2022, the funds will be deducted from the employee's final paycheck.
  2. Increase instructional budget from $300,000 to $450,000.

Communications Report 5 minutes

  • TMSA's Basement Grand Opening Event was hosted onsite on June 14, 2022. Details are available on
  • Supporting TMSA's 2022 - 2023 recruitment with website updates and social media postings.
  • TMSA's awareness and prospective families direct mail campaign, in partnership with The Addressers, was distributed mid-June to 2,500 households in zip codes 30337, 30349, 30344, and 30212.
  • TMSA's new collateral system was launched in June 2022.
  • TMSA is featured as a top charter school in the summer/fall 2022 edition of Atlanta School Guide. Visit for additional details.
  • TMSA's K - 8 2022 - 2022 school supply lists are now available to access on

Governance Committee Report 10 minutes

  1. New Board Member Interviews - Satonja Scott
  2. Onboarding Material for Newest Board Members
  3. Upcoming Board Retreat Scheduling
  4. Attendance Confirmation for October 2021/June 2022 Training (Makeup Training must be completed as soon as possible via Canvas )
  5. Voting - Officers and Chairs


  1. Motion to Approve the identified Officers for the Upcoming 2022-2023 Year

President’s Report 10 minutes

This report is made by the governing board President.

Future Business 5 minutes

  1. Approve the 2022-2023 school calendar.
  2. Board candidates needed.
  3. Emergency session is likely once the school receives the funds for bonuses.