The Main Street Academy

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday August 28th, 2018 @7:00 PM

Meeting Agenda

Welcome and Call to Order 1 minutes

Once a quorum has been established, the meeting will be called to the order.

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 amended agenda

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 willy 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.

  • School calendar update - At its meeting in August, the Fulton County School Board made a change to its school calendar, regarding Voting Day on Tuesday, 11/6. Tuesday 11/6 has become a student holiday/teacher workday. Friday 3/8 has become a regular school day. Since the TMSA calendar mirrors the FCS calendar from November-May, I recommend making the same schedule change.


  1. Approve a change to the TMSA 2018-2019 school calendar creating a student holiday/teacher workday on November 6, 2018 (election day) and creating a regular school day on March 8, 2019.


Faculty Report 10 minutes

This report comes from the staff-elected faculty member of the board.

PTO Report 5 minutes

Report given by the PTO President

Finance Committee Report 15 minutes

1) Financial Review

a. FY18 YTD Financials – July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

b. FY19 Financials – July 1, 2018 – July 31, 2018

c. Teacher Retirement System Update

2) Fundraiser, Sponsorship, & Grant Updates

3) Facility Improvements

a. HVAC – Updates

b. Capital Improvement Project – Updates

Academic & School Performance Committee Report 10 minutes

This report is submitted by the ASPC Chair.

Governance Committee Report 10 minutes

This report is submitted by the governance committee chair.

  1. FY19 Governing Board Committee appointments
  2. Full board training occurred Saturday, August 25, 2018. 9 voting Board members were in attendance.
  3. Financial Training for new board members Heather, Wells, Bridgett Bell, and Kelly Johnson will be held on September 26, 2018.
  4. The next Governance Committee meeting will be September 13, 2018 at 7pm at Manchester Arms.
  5. Please submit your Background Check and Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest forms to Rebecca Dearolph by September 1.


  1. Approve the selection of ASPC appointments.

Communications Report 10 minutes

This report is submitted by the communications chair.


President’s Report 10 minutes

This report is made by the governing board President.

  1. Re-chartering preparation. Current school charter term is July 1, 2015- June 30, 2020
  • Reintroduction meeting with consultant who assisted with first re-charter
  • Gearing up for new Performance Framework review area for re-chartering. Internal review of governance documentation and process (Board and committees) - meeting announcements, agenda setting, posting of action items decisions, posting of minutes, etc.
  • Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) Leadership Coaching Program
  • GCSA Policy Manual - tool for establishment of required and best practice policy development and implementation at TMSA
  1. Establishment of short, weekly Risk Management calls with President , Vice President, Principal and Director of Business Operations
  2. Committees to establish no more than 5 measurable goals to present and ratify at the October Board meeting
  3. Recruitment for Board and Committee positions


  1. Approve $2500 expense for Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) to perform a detailed review of TMSA's Re-charter application.
  2. Approve a $3000 expense to purchase GCSA's Policy Manual to provide templates for required and recommended TMSA Governing Board policy documents.

Future Business 10 minutes

This is to add new business to next month’s agenda or to discuss other strategic plan items.