Chattahoochee Hills Charter School

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Monday January 22nd, 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
Dr. Tyler Thigpen present On Time At Adjournment
Dr. Knox Phillips present On Time At Adjournment
LaChauna Edwards, Esq. present On Time At Adjournment
Chester Asher present On Time At Adjournment
Shadeed Abdul-Salaam present On Time At Adjournment

Welcome and Call to Order

@Tyler Thigpen

Approval of the Agenda as Submitted

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 stick to that agenda, and allow for the chair to usher the board through the agenda as specified.

Agenda approved as submitted.

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

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

External Affairs and Communications Report

@Knox Phillips - the board will have to revisit the communications plan created by @Kathryn Lawrence . The board needs to revisit the commitments we made regarding the external affairs and communications plan. We need to be more strategic about how we engage potential stakeholders and donors. We need to make sure the good news is shared.

-The board will discuss more strategies on improving our communications during the board retreat.

Facilities Committee Report

@Shadeed Abdul-Salaam a lot of people are involved with getting the building started. Right now everything is on track for groundbreaking on Friday. A lot of excitement. @Chester Asher states that we need to be mindful of any flooding or issues with the grounds. We need to pay a lot of attention to the construction and how the construction team is mitigating any structural issues. The timeline may be a little behind track. Instead of the building being finished in June it will most likely be completed in July. Mayor's night out on Thursday and @Chester Asher will talk to Tom to make sure everything is on track for the new building.

Strategic Planning Committee Report

@Knox Phillips states we will be applying for charter renewal soon. The renewal will require a lot of input from everyone in the CHCS community.

  • He considered if we needed to ask for another year extension to determine if we require another year of academic approval before applying. However, the current goal is to apply for 2019 as originally planned.

-Partnered with the GCSA for guidance around the application and making sure we are clear and concise with our performance plan and objectives.

-Needs and demographics of the school have changed. We need an honest assessment of what we need and how to best serve the community, while being realistic about our next steps.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 9:22 pm

Motion to adjourn

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.

Executive Director's Report

Executive Director will provide update on school accomplishments toward meeting charter goals.

Academic Excellence Committee Report

Focus on data and newly developed professional learning.

Governance Committee Report

Amendment of by-laws underway.

Finance Committee

Finance Committee Report

Monthly Financial Reports voted on an accepted.

Approval of Minutes from Nov 13, 2017

Approve the minutes as submitted

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

There was no notable discussion on the motion.