Chattahoochee Hills Charter School

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Thursday February 13th, 2020 @7:00 PM

Meeting Agenda

Welcome and Call to Order 1 minutes

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

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 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.

Teacher request to meet Fulton County pay scale.

Approval of the 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 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.


  1. Move PTO report after School leader

Approval of Minutes from Jan 9, 2020 5 minutes

The meeting minutes of the previous board meeting should be reviewed and approved by a quorum of the board.


  1. Approve the minutes as submitted

School Leader Report 30 minutes

The school leader reports on the status of the school.

Updates on Strategic Plan progress using dashboard- Principal Monthly Dashboard

Presentation by Dr. Maya Taylor from South Fulton Arrow steam based program for youth.

Key Takeaways and ideas such as "Chattagritrips" from the Agri/nutrition team that went to the GA grown symposium (USDA grant supported)

Plan to have a team represent CHCS National culture and agriculture conference coming up in June

Teacher National recognition

Staff and Teacher of the year selection and nominations

Review of academic performance data per grade level and trends

March 7th Job Fair at CHCS as well as Saturday school to provide additional support to students lagging in certain areas.

PTO report 15 minutes

PTO President report

Family and parents dance on March 7th, 2020

Skate night on February 14th

Black Party

Governance Committee Report 15 minutes

  • Progress updates on strategic plan
  • Board Member Expectations Tracker- evaluating our progress
  • Formally reviewing and voting on a few compliance elements of our FCS compliance check-list (agreed upon procedures + GADOE report and academic form)
  • Update on board member recruitment and selection process to launch in March
  • Update on meeting with our authorizer and recommendations to the board regarding next steps
  • Topics for Exec session- Updating charterboards, committee meeting cadence, using our google drive
  • Discuss the agreed upon procedures

Academic Excellence Committee Report 20 minutes

Academic Excellence committee report

Meeting between Academic Excellence Committee and each Dean on February 25th.

Principal and staff getting certified in subject that align with our Tri-Foci.

People and Culture Committee Report 15 minutes

  • Update on progress made with staff and family retention
  • Update on next steps for teacher selection process
  • Discussion and vote on teacher contract

3 Strategic Plan outcomes to reach by 2021:

  • Achieve a 4 star or higher climate rating
  • Maintain staff satisfaction and staff retention of high-quality staff members at 90%
  • Retain 90% of our families each year

The people and culture committee is charged with implementing the Chatt Way for 3 Stakeholders groups: Students, families and staff members. 

For staff this spring we are focused on 5 key priorities: recruitment, selections, development, compensation, and retention.

Next meeting on February 18th at OZ Pizza

Development Committee Reports 20 minutes

Development committee report

Get additional financial information about the implementation of the learning landscape initiative at CHCS.

Finance Committee Reports 20 minutes

Review of monthly financial reports


  1. Motion to approve the financial monthly report by April Ledom and Deb Cureton. Motion to approve budget adoption timeline by April Ledom and Deb Cureton. Motion to approve additional rents by Peter Vantine and Samuel Wakefield.


Old Business 15 minutes

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.

New Business 5 minutes

Introduction of new business for consideration. any member can introduce new items of business by making a motion and obtaining a second.

Executive Session 15 minutes

Motion to go into Executive Session at 8:40pm by April Ledom and Samuel Wakefield.

Motion to come out of Executive session at 9:43pm Kanethia and Shadeed


  1. Motion to accept the agreed upon procedures and continue to implement as a board by Samuel Wakefield and Shadeed Abdul Salaam Approve the teacher contracts subjects to the attorney approval with the 3 proposed edits by Samuel Wakefield and Kanethia Henderson

Meeting Adjournment 1 minutes

If not further business, the Chair ask for a motion to adjourn the meeting.


  1. Motion to go into Executive Session by April Ledom and Samuel Wakefield.
  2. Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:46pm by Kanethia Henderson and Shadeed Abdul Salaam