Chattahoochee Hills Charter School

Governing Board

Committee of the Whole - Thursday April 25th, 2019 @6:30 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Chester Asher not present ex-officio
Shadeed Abdul-Salaam present chair On Time At Adjournment
Sharlonne Smith present member On Time At Adjournment
Giff Beaton present member On Time At Adjournment
Kapinga Mukenge present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Jessica Pressley-Willis present vice-chair On Time At Adjournment
Peter Vantine not present Treasurer
April Ledom present member On Time At Adjournment

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 amended

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.

Governance Committee

1- Bylaws

2- Board Terms and Election

3- Board Retreat

Discussions regrading :

1-     The grievance process

2-     Board members Terms

3-    Vote needed to change the Bylaws

4-     Parents Appointment/seats verbiage

5-     Board Retreat

6-     Accreditation

7-     Board members elections

8-     Number of Board members 

Academic Excellence Committee

1- Competencies

2- Grading system

3- Trimesters

4- Dress Code

5- School Time

6- Curriculum

Discussions regarding:

a.     Competencies

b.     GA standards

c.      Incorporation of the Hill Standards

d.     Tri-focus and potential partnerships

e.     Trimesters

f.       Infinite Campus software implementation

g.      Grading policy

h.     Discipline and potential additional support that CHCS could offer to scholars

i.       Dress Code

j.       School time and dismissal procedure

k.      Curriculum and goals

l.       Personal Development for teachers

m.   School culture

n.     Suggestion to have an environmentalist position

o.     Get the scholars involved in protecting their environment with trash removal, recycling and growing vegetables

p.     Outlet ceremonies, for kindergartners

q.     Expeditionary learning

r.      School-wide focus for next year

s.      Field trips

Finance Committee

Financial Reports

Discussed Public hearing

Meeting Adjournment

Meeting adjourned @ 8:30pm

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:06 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Shadeed Abdul-Salaam Seconded by: Kapinga Mukenge

There was no notable discussion on the motion.