Chattahoochee Hills Charter School

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Monday June 25th, 2018 @7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Dr. Warren Edwards present On Time At Adjournment
Abigail Corbett, J.D. present On Time At Adjournment
April Ledom present On Time At Adjournment
Shadeed Abdul-Salaam not present
Dr. Knox Phillips present On Time At Adjournment
LaChauna Edwards, Esq. present On Time At Adjournment
Dominique Love not present
Peter Vantine present On Time At Adjournment
Jessica Pressley-Willis present On Time At Adjournment
Kapinga Mukenge present On Time At Adjournment
Chester Asher present On Time At Adjournment

Executive Session

Approve personnel item from executive session

By: Dr. Knox Phillips Seconded by: Abigail Corbett, J.D.

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Move into executive session

By: LaChauna Edwards, Esq. Seconded by: Dr. Knox Phillips

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Welcome and Call to Order

The meeting will be called to the order, beginning with the pledge of allegiance.

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 agenda as submitted

By: Dr. Warren Edwards Seconded by: LaChauna Edwards, Esq.

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Minutes from May 7, 2018

Approve the minutes as submitted

By: LaChauna Edwards, Esq. Seconded by: Jessica Pressley-Willis

@Abigail Corbett, J.D. abstained

Public Comment

PTO - Summer PTO Committee Meeting at PTO President house to prepare for the coming school year


-- Parent stated that her daughter loves the school and she's present to state that she would like to help make sure CHCS continues to be the great school that it is.

School Leader Report

The school leader reports on the status of the school.


Milestones Data - Most of the classes are improving but not where he wants it to be.

  • Milestones data is not yet available to the public
  • Things have been put into place to increase growth
  • 26 of 30 teachers that admin wanted to retain are returning.
  • Building is still on target to be completed in November
  • Some flooding occurred but only in1 building and it will not require an insurance claim
  • 1 or 2 students are possibly being held in the same grade



*Refer to Dashboard

Finance Committee

New Personnel Approval

  • Candidates were required to present a demo lesson
  • pass a background check
  • interview
  • 5 of the staff members are not certified. 2 will take the test in July to get an introductory certification. 2 are enrolled in GA Tapp and the other individual is enrolling in a paraprofessional course.
  • Mr. Muhammed, Asher, and DCI collaborated on hires.


May 2018 Financial @chport

Grants and donations revenue increased

  • NLSP program revenue is up
  • Wire transfer will be reflected in June
  • Fulton County Revenue higher than expected
  • $122k grants & donations
  • The other half of title I funding should be received next month
  • EMAP gap - 100k budgeted but only 49k was received. In June the number should be increase
  • School Lunch program was just $2k short
  • Goal was to ensure there was a sufficient amount of money for professional development
  • rent will increase- the board previously approve the increase
  • Other expenses are principal's discretionary fund such as pizza parties for student, cookies and conversation sessions, and other --The revenue could not be used from tax dollar. All money used came from donations and grants
  • New doors are being installed this week for student safety

2018-2019 School Calendar

  • There are 183 instructional days for the 2018-2019 school year
  • March 8th and 12th will potentially be used to fill in days due to inclement weather
  • There are teacher planning days at the end of every trimester

Velo Solar Proposed Agreement

  • Chair suggests that we wait more time to research the use to be sure we don't have anything that may compromise the bond
  • The school will circle back around after charter renewal

Financial Policy Summary of Changes (Second Read)

  • Policies were updated to reflect the ED has the highest position in the hierarchy
  • Thresholds of approvals were added to prevent delay with small purchases
  • School is moving to insure there is a reserve of 2 months of operating income - School currently has more than 2 months of reserves

FY2019 - putting $2k each month into reserve

  • audit should be on time and chaz has already conducted a pre audit review

Approval of School Nutrition Vendor (Piccadilly)

  • only 2 vendors responded to the RFP
  • 20 individuals did a taste test (mostly students)
  • 100% of the review committee were satisfied


Approve new hire personnel list

By: Abigail Corbett, J.D. Seconded by: Kapinga Mukenge

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Deny approval of the request for Velo solar agreement

By: Dr. Warren Edwards Seconded by: Jessica Pressley-Willis

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approve 2018-2019 School Calendar

By: Peter Vantine Seconded by: April Ledom

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approve May Financial Statements

By: Abigail Corbett, J.D. Seconded by: Jessica Pressley-Willis

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Accept financial policies as revised

By: April Ledom Seconded by: Jessica Pressley-Willis

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approve budget pending noted adjustments

By: Abigail Corbett, J.D. Seconded by: LaChauna Edwards, Esq.

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approve School Nutrition Vendor

By: Abigail Corbett, J.D. Seconded by: Dr. Warren Edwards

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Governance Committee

Appointment of New Two-Year Board Terms:


Candidate Name Number of Votes

Blache Bello 35

Kapinga Mukenge 35

Rosalyn Lemieux 35

Lachauna Edwards 33

Jessica Pressley-Williams 33

Robert “Giff” Beaton 22

Sharlonne Smith  22


Approval of By-Laws (Second Read) - No feedback from public. Terms were changed to 2 years


Board Onboarding/Planning Retreat -- Clay will train everyone on the new board system...



2018-2019 Board Meetings


July 16, 2018

August 13, 2018

September 17

October 15

November 12

December 10

January 21, 2019

February 11

March 11

April 15

May 6, 2019

June 24, 2019


Accept second read of the governing bylaws as presented

By: Abigail Corbett, J.D. Seconded by: Jessica Pressley-Willis

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Accept the results of the board election

By: Abigail Corbett, J.D. Seconded by: Dr. Warren Edwards

Blanche Bello 

Kapinga Mukenge 

Rosalyn Lemieux 

Lachauna Edwards 

Jessica Pressley-Williams 

Robert “Giff” Beaton 

Sharlonne Smith  

Appoint Shadeed Abdul-Salaam to the officer position of chairman of the board

By: Dr. Knox Phillips Seconded by: Abigail Corbett, J.D.

@Abigail Corbett, J.D. asked how the ED felt about the nomination. ED said he is very confident in Shadeed's leadership abilities

Accept the results of the board election

By: Abigail Corbett, J.D. Seconded by: Dr. Warren Edwards

Blanche Bello 

Kapinga Mukenge 

Rosalyn Lemieux 

Lachauna Edwards 

Jessica Pressley-Williams 

Robert “Giff” Beaton 

Sharlonne Smith  

Accept 2018-2019 Governing Board Meetings

By: Dr. Knox Phillips Seconded by: April Ledom

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Academic Excellence Committee

None.

Facilities Committee

None.

Strategic Planning Committee

None.

Governance Committee

Appointment of New Two-Year Board Terms:


Candidate Name Number of Votes

Blache Bello 35

Kapinga Mukenge 35

Rosalyn Lemieux 35

Lachuana Edwards 33

Jessica Pressley-Williams 33

Robert “Giff” Beaton 22

Sharlonne Smith  22


Approval of By-Laws (Second Read)


Board Oboarding/Planning Retreat



Academic Excellence Committee

None

Facilities Committee

None

Strategic Planning Committee

None.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 11:06 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Peter Vantine Seconded by: Jessica Pressley-Willis

There was no notable discussion on the motion.