The Main Street Academy

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday June 28th, 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 not present member
Heather Wells present chair On Time At Adjournment
Jennifer Fine not present ex-officio
Farand Dolland present ex-officio On Time At Adjournment
Chanel Recasner present member On Time At Adjournment
Kim Walker present member On Time At Adjournment
Brittany Dunn present member On Time At Adjournment
Bridgett Bell present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Mitch Foster II not present Treasurer
Carla Wagner present member On Time At Adjournment
Kristal Ramirez present vice-chair On Time At Adjournment

Welcome and Call to Order

Approval of the Agenda

Approve the agenda as presented.

By: Kristal Ramirez Seconded by: Kim Walker

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Minutes from May 31, 2022

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

Approve the minutes as presented.

By: Kristal Ramirez Seconded by: Chanel Recasner

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

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.

Principal Report

The End of the Year report was submitted as a combined report with ASPC.

Academic & School Performance Committee Report

This report was included with the principal's report.

Faculty Report

No report was submitted.

Finance Committee Report

  • 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

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.

By: Bridgett Bell Seconded by: Brittany Dunn

Board Members' Vote:
Bell-Favor
Wells-Favor
Recasner-Abstain
Walker-Table
Ramirez-Favor
Wagner-Favor
Scott-Favor
Dunn-Favor


Increase instructional budget from $300,000 to $450,000.

By: Bridgett Bell Seconded by: Kristal Ramirez

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Communications Report

  • TMSA's Basement Grand Opening Event was hosted onsite on June 14, 2022. Details are available on tmsa.org.
  • 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 tmsa.org for additional details.
  • TMSA's K - 8 2022 - 2022 school supply lists are now available to access on tmsa.org.

Governance Committee Report

  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

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

Chair of finance/board treasurer - Mitch Foster, II (Wells/Ramirez)

ASPC - Dr. Walker and Kristin Jackson were nominated and the committee will choose.
Governance chair - Kristal Ramirez (Wells/Bell)
Secretary - Brittany Dunn (Wells/Bell)
Vice Chairs - Kristal Ramirez and Mitch Foster II (Wells/Bell)
Board president - Satonja Scott (Ramirez/Wells)

President’s Report

This report is made by the governing board President.

Future Business

  1. Approve the 2022-2023 school calendar.
  2. Board candidates needed.

Amend the Agenda

The board will move to executive session at 9:12PM to discuss additional bonuses and the executive director position. Executive session ended at 10:55PM.



Amend the agenda to include an executive session.

By: Heather Wells Seconded by: Kristal Ramirez

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

motion to hire Chad Owes as incoming Executive Director

By: Brittany Dunn Seconded by: Satonja Gilbert Scott

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Executive Session

Discussion of new executive director

To leave ES

By: Satonja Gilbert Scott Seconded by: Brittany Dunn

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 10:55 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Heather Wells Seconded by: Satonja Gilbert Scott

There was no notable discussion on the motion.