The Main Street Academy

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday August 30th, 2022 @7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Kristin Jackson present member On Time At Adjournment
Chanel Recasner present member 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
Heather Wells not present ex-officio
Satonja Gilbert Scott present chair On Time At Adjournment
Brittany Dunn present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Dr. Kimberly Walker-Browner present member On Time At Adjournment
Kenya Morris not present member
Kanetha Stephens not present member
Shameka Smith not present member
Nkiruka Onyia not present member
Dr. Chad Owes not present Non-voting Administration

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.

Motion to approve agenda adding finance report.

By: Satonja Gilbert Scott Seconded by: Kristin Jackson

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.

·    None received in advance of the meeting

·    Present attendees – none; none in chat

Principal Report

Mission statement reiterated

Thank you – parents, board members, and TMSA staff for all your efforts for the start of the school year

Partnerships started: Hartsfield Jackson International Airport – Stem Partners (supporting innovation center)

Alpha Phi Alpha chapter – GA Tech (stem)

School Profile – FTE Count date – 870 students, 53 with a disability, 91 Tag Students

September 6 – Free/reduced lunch deadline (need everyone to complete)

Monitoring school attendance (WIG >96%) as of today at 95.9% (96%) continued goal

Wellness: Health & Safety – Covid Protocols; Safety Drills

Dept of Ed – Statewide EAP for

September Calendar:

Hybrid 9/1 Curriculum night

9/2-9/5 – School closed on Labor Day

9/9 – 4.5 week grades posted (2 printed reports 1 & 2 ends only). Everything else is posted to Infinite Campus

9/12 – Grand Parents day ( K-5 only)

9/14 – Title 1 meeting 8:30am/5pm

9/16 – schoolwide enrichment model clusters begin

9/30 – PBIS Pep Rally/ Fun Friday

GA Milestone Assessment – report card – Late October

New metrics will be provided (baseline year)

Flight Plan for Student Success –

Report from Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday August 23rd, 2022 @6:00 PM for what was scheduled to be a 0 hours and 50 minutes long meeting. Present: Mitch Foster II, Dr. Chad Owes, Virginia Smith, Kimnese Abdul-Salaam, Ishmael Abdul-Salaam Not Present: Brittany Dunn, Kim Walker The members considered the following items: 1. Approval of Agenda 2. Report from Finance Committee 3. Financial Review The committee considered 2 motions, of which 2 passed, and 0 failed: 1. Approve the agenda as submitted (passed) 2. Approve minutes as presented (passed) The meeting adjourned at 6:22PM

Governance Committee Report

Governance Committee Report

1.     Compliance: Conflict Letter and Fingerprinting 

2.     Reminder: Strategic Plan incorporate into Committee Meetings 

3.     Upcoming Board Training – September 10th or 17th

4.     List of Committee Confirmation and Contact Information

5. New Members:

a.     New Member PowerPoint

b.      Mandatory Training – Online Training; link shared with all new members via email


Report from Governing Board

The Governing Board met on Tuesday July 26th, 2022 @7:00 PM for what was scheduled to be a 1 hours and 42 minutes long meeting. Present: Kristin Jackson, Chanel Recasner, Mitch Foster II, Carla Wagner, Kristal Ramirez, Satonja Gilbert Scott, Farand Dolland Not Present: Heather Wells, Brittany Dunn, Kim Walker The members considered the following items: 1. Welcome and Call to Order 2. Approval of the Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes 4. Public Comment 5. Principal Report 6. Academic & School Performance Committee Report 7. Report from Finance Committee 8. Faculty Report 9. Communications Report 10. Governance Committee Report 11. President’s Report 12. Future Business The committee considered 6 motions, of which 6 passed, and 0 failed: 1. Approve the agenda as presented. (passed) 2. Approve the minutes as presented. (passed) 3. Authorize the Executive Director to amend to Fulton County FY23 Salary Scale for teaching and non-teaching staff. (passed in finance) (passed) 4. Increase Principal's and Executive Directors spending authority to $25,000 for budgeted items, and amend board policy to issue corporate credit cards to each. (passed in finance) (passed) 5. all presented potential candidates as new members of the TMSA Board. (passed) 6. Approve bylaw amendments as presented. (passed) The meeting adjourned at 8:30PM

Approve as submitted.

By: Chanel Recasner Seconded by: Kristin Jackson

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 9:15 am

Motion to adjourn

By: Satonja Gilbert Scott Seconded by: Kristin Jackson

There was no notable discussion on the motion.