4.9.2019 Minutes

Pollock Moore Academy

Board of Directors

MINUTES


Meeting of the Board

Date: April 9, 2019

Start Time: 6:35 p.m.

Location: The Dallas Law Group Conference Room, Thomson, GA

Members Invited: All founding board members plus board consultants and contractors.


Members Present: David Moore, D’Lee Pollock, Nancy Blount, Wayne Williford, Grace Smith, Joanne Patton, Chantell Scott (teleconference)


Members Absent: Crystal Strickland, Cheryl Gracey, Kenny Asterita, Deshala Murray


Minutes

  1. Call to Order and Motion to Adopt Agenda
    1. Motion to Adopt: Wayne Williford
    2. Second: Grace Smith
    3. Yeas: 6, Nays: 0
  2. Motion to Approve Executive Session
    1. Motion to Approve: Wayne Williford
    2. Second: Grace Smith
    3. Yeas: 6, Nays: 0
  3. Executive Session Begins (Facilitated by the co-founders unless otherwise noted.)
    1. Mission: Our school’s mission is to educate and learn with engagement, innovation, and passion. (Board reads together)
    2. Pledge to the Flag of the United States (Mr. Moore)
    3. Prayer (Mrs. Pollock)
    4. Establishing a Quorum
    5. Discuss and adopt Minutes from 4.2.19
      1. Motion to Adopt: Nancy Blount
      2. Second: Wayne Williford
      3. Yeas: 6, Nays: 0
    6. Discuss and adopt Student Enrollment Interest Form

Grace Smith mentioned adding “Current Grade” on the “available to attend PMA” questions. Add links or explanations to the career pathway preferences on the website. Add webpage on career pathways.

      1. Motion to Adopt: Wayne Williford
      2. Second: Grace Smith
      3. Yeas: 6, Nays: 0
    1. Discuss and adopt staffing plan for petition

We heard from several members and discussed:

  • The staffing plan for 150 students for the first year and 200 students for the subsequent years.
  • State versus local funding on staffing plan.
  • Changing administrator pay in the first year to $75,000 based on the premise that we would only have 75% of the student enrollment.
      1. Motion to Approve: Wayne Williford made a motion to approve the Staffing Plan with the change to administrator pay in the first year to $75,000 based on the premise that we would only have 75% of the student enrollment.
      2. Second: Grace Smith
      3. Yeas 6, Nays: 0
    1. Discuss and adopt Petition: See submitted and published petition dated April 12, 2019. The work session produced changes and they were approved unanimously.
      1. Motion to Adopt with changes: Grace Smith
      2. Second: Wayne Williford
      3. Yeas: 6, Nays: 0
    2. Board members completed conflict of interest form for the SCSC.
    3. Move to exit Executive Session
      1. Motion to exit Executive Session: Grace Smith
      2. Second: Nancy Blount
      3. Yeas: 6, Nays: 0
  1. Adjourn
    1. Propose New Business for April 30th meeting.
      1. Remaining policies to be approved
    2. Discuss plan of action and adjourn.
      1. Scheduled Board Meetings: April 30, May 14
      2. KaMin Plant Visit in April 19
      3. Motion to Adjourn: Nancy Blount
        1. Second: Wayne Williford
        2. Yeas: 6, Nays: 0