Chattahoochee Hills Charter School

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Thursday October 10th, 2019 @7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Giff Beaton present member On Time At Adjournment
Kapinga Mukenge present secretary On Time At Adjournment
April Ledom not present member
Kanethia Henderson present member On Time At Adjournment
Deborah Cureton present member On Time At Adjournment
Shadeed Abdul-Salaam not present member
Peter Vantine present Treasurer On Time At Adjournment
Jessica Pressley-Willis present chair On Time At Adjournment
Patrick Muhammad present Non-voting Administration On Time At Adjournment
Samuel Wakefield 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.

Public Comment

1) M. Williams (new parent) speaks to her initiative to start a "focus group" to gain a consensus on "Who We Are" as Chatt Hills to captivate our story as a school. This initiative will assist in our marketing and fund development.

Approval of the 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 aprove 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

By: Giff Beaton Seconded by: Kanethia Henderson

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

PTO Report

-CHCS Hoodie orders have been placed. -Skate night is upcoming -Fall Festival will benefit the Athletic Dept. on Oct 31 from 5pm-8pm -PTO working on Art Day for community to paint our sidewalks, Nov 9, 2019 from 11am-1pm. This is the beginning process of the CHCS Walkway!

School Leader Report

Activities Updates

  • Rom Simbliss Concert for all scholars
  • Jungle Book from Serenbe for elementary school
  • Science Day at Suntrust Park for middle school
  • Project Wild training for selected staff in the area of agriculture and environment.
  • Campus Clean-up allowed the school to begin Discovery Days
  • Pink Out for Breast Cancer
  • Flag Football Team, 5-1
  • Juliet Cutler visited the school and spoke with scholars about your book and provided first hand account of her journey
  • Began recycling program this week on campus.
  • "Pages Turners" is a new partner that is a reading initiative program.
  • Anonymous Principal suggestion box has been created and is actively being used.
  • New 5th grade teacher started this week. This resulted into a reduction in class size for 5th grade.
  • Beginning an afterschool music program

I-Ready Assessment Updates

  • School Leader shared I-Ready assessment data with the board. This is the first administration of the I-ready assessment.


  • CCRPI data is available, yet embargoed. As soon as scores are released, we will make available to parents.

Time yielded to Deborah Cureton

  • Academic Committee meetings have been published on the website
  • Publicly acknowledge Dr. Weems-Allen for her data analysis and reporting, and Ms. Gibbs-Jones

Academic Excellence Committee Report

Strategic Plan

Positive Behavior Supports

Finance Committee Reports

Monthly financial reports

Recommended final 2019/20 budget

To approve amended budget as presented

By: Peter Vantine Seconded by: Giff Beaton

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

To approve amended budget

By: Peter Vantine Seconded by: Giff Beaton

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Governance Committee Report

  • Reviewed Outcomes and Initiatives
  • Reviewed the Principal's Monthly Dashboard

Fund Development Committee Reports

School leaders requested $20K in the amended budget

April Ledom has secured a donor for our school who has requested an Amazon Wish List.

Old Business

Review of any outstanding items carried over from previous meeting; any matters on previous agenda that were not reached; or matters that were postponed to the present meeting.

Executive Session

New Business

To move the agenda to the following sequence: 1) Governance Committee Report 2) Academic Excellence Committee Report 3) Fund Development Committee Report 4) Finance Committee Report

By: Peter Vantine Seconded by: Kapinga Mukenge

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:37 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Kanethia Henderson Seconded by: Giff Beaton

There was no notable discussion on the motion.