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January11, 2021

Meeting Minutes

Subject

Belton Preparatory Academy Board of Trustees

Date

1/11/2021

Facilitator

Angie King

Time

6:00 p.m.

Location

Zoom

Scribe

Magon Wilson

Attendees

Angie King, Jordan Denmark, Magon Wilson, Donelle Millwood, Deidre McCullough

Public Attendees

Erica Shuler, Mackenzie Metz, Kristy Cleveland, Holly Clark, James Galyean, Chris Caughley, Becca Baker, Samantha Patterson, Christiana Matasavage

 

 

 

Key Points Discussed

No.

Topic

Highlights

1.

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order at 6:07 pm by Angie King.

2.

Invocation

Invocation was led by Jordan Denmark

3.

Pledge of Allegiance

All members and guest stood to recite the pledge.

4.

Freedom of Information Act Compliance

The meeting is in full compliance with the Freedom of Information Act

5.

Public Comment

No public comment.

6.

Approval of Agenda

Deirdre McCullough requested to amend the agenda to include: Covid Plan and Financial/ Covid Policy.

Motion to approve the agenda including the amendments made by Magon Wilson; Jordan Denmark 2nd. Motion carries.

7.

Appointment of New Board Members

One additional member needs to be appointed. The board will continue to discuss prospects.

8.

Approval of November Minutes

Motion to approve the agenda made by Donelle Milwood; Magon Wilson 2nd. Motion carries.

9.

Financials- November

November financials reviewed

10.

Covid Policy

Financial Policy

Board Reports and Updates

  1. Covid Plan:
    1. BPA goal since the beginning has been to move forward (taking all precautions necessary) in order to provide students with face-to-face instruction.
    2. On 1/11/2021:
      1. 52 students were quarantined due to close contact
      2. 1 student
      3. 3 positive faculty members
      4. 2 faculty members- close contact with symptoms
      5. 1 faculty member- close contact- no symptoms- awaiting test results- 20 additional students could be impacted based on the results of this test.
    3. Motion made to temporarily close BPA and move to a Virtual Platform until 1/25/2021 made by Angie King; Donelle Millwood 2nd. Motion Passes.
  2. Financial & Covid Policy:
    1. Financial Policy is required by the district
      1. Board approval to adopt district policies until EMO is able to create policies
        1. Motion to approve made by Angie King; Donelle Millwood 2nd. Motion Passes.
    2. Covid Policy:
      1. Cares Act ended on 12/31- days are no longer covered for staff members.
      2. Deidre recommended to continue to operate under previous “Cares Act” policies.
        1. Motion to approve was made by Magon Wilson; Donelle Millwood 2nd. Motion Passes
  3. Open Enrollment:
    1. Open enrollment is active.
    2. Marketing Agencies; advertisements are forthcoming.
    3. Currents Numbers:
      1. Kindergarten- currently 28 students have enrolled- there are 12 spots available.
      2. First Grade- at capacity; 2 classes of 23.
      3. Second- 4 students have expressed interest.
      4. Third- 5 students have expressed interest; a lottery will be needed.
      5. Fourth- 2 students have expressed interest.
      6. Fifth- 1 student has expressed interest.
  4. Mid- Year Survey:
    1. Survey was sent; at this time feedback received has been excellent and informative. Recommendations made will be reviewed.
    2. Results will be provided to the board at the February Board Meeting.

11.

Building Updates

BPA is currently looking at properties in the area and exploring avenues.

12.

EMO Updates

None at this time.

13.

Re-Opening Plan Update

BPA’s re-opening plan is fluid; updates will be made based on new guidance received.

14.

Executive Session

  1. Personnel- Salary increases for teachers that have recently received a masters degree.
    1. Salary increase will not be retroactive
    2. Motion was made to approve salary increases pending feedback from financialadvisor made by Donelle Millwood; Jordan Denmark 2nd. Motion Passes.

15.

Miscellaneous from the Board

None

Motion to adjourn at 8:45pm by Donelle Millwood; Jordan Denmark 2nd. Motion carries. Meeting adjourned.

 

 

Action Plan

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Board Member Signatures

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Signature

 

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