September 9, 2019

September 2019 Minutes

Subject

Belton Preparatory Academy Board of Trustees

Date

09/09/2019

Facilitator

Chris Cauley

Time

6:00 p.m.

Location

BPA Conference Room

Scribe

Angie King

Attendees

Deirdre McCullough, Chris Cauley, Magon Wilson, Jordan Denmark, Donelle Millwood, and Angie King.

Public Attendees

Wyman Bowers and Adam Sartain

 

 

 

Key Points Discussed

No.

Topic

Highlights

1.

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 6:09 p.m.

2.

Invocation

Invocation led by Jordan Denmark

3.

Pledge of Allegiance

All members and attendees stood for the Pledge of Allegiance

4.

Freedom of Information Act Compliance

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

5. 

Motions

The agenda was approved by Donelle Millwood; Magon Wilson 2nd. Motion carries.

July and August minutes approved by Donelle Millwood; Jordan Denmark 2nd.

6.

July Financials

The board was updated with the current financials.

7.

P&I Year II Budget Update

No new reports at this time. We are continuing to order from the budget that was approved in June.

8.

Parent/Student Handbook (Action)

Motion by Magon Wilson; Donelle Millwood 2nd. Motion carries.

9.

Faculty Handbook (Action)

Motion by Donelle Millwood; Angie King 2nd. Motion carries.

10.

Parent Teacher Association Organization

The bylaws were provided for the Board Members to review. One option is for the school to officially adopt a PTO or to have a committee led by volunteers. At current time, the suggestion to table PTO was suggested and begin to identify a person who would be a good leader to guide the direction of the committee. Deirdre suggested that there be a clause stating reasons that the Board could dissolve the committee if necessary. Discussion tabled at this time.

11.

Appointment of New Board Member

Discussion continues for potential prospect to be appointed as the seventh Board Member.

12.

Board Election

Term for board members is two years. Election of members will be discussed at a later time.

13.

Board Reports and Updates

Enrollment: 101 enrolled for the academic year 2019-2020

 

 

Modular Units: Duke Power was delayed by hurricane but is scheduled to come out September 10, 2019. OSF will inspect after Duke Power. Once OSF approves the teachers will be able to move into the units with the students.

Construction and Repairs: Playground equipment has financial coverage in the P&I budget. The fence around the playground is not covered by P&I budget. The Board is looking into ways to raise funds to fund the fence construction.

Important Dates: Fall Festival October 27th. BPA will partner with SBC for the fall festival.  

14.

Executive Session

Motion to move into executive session made by Chris Cauley; Donelle Millwood 2nd.

Patty Barrett was hired for 3-day/week Related Arts and will be moved into a full-time 5-day/week position.

Motion to approve position change by Chris Cauley; Donelle Millwood 2nd. Motion carries.

Motion to end executive session made by Chris Cauley; Magon Wilson 2nd. Motion carries.

15.

Public Comments

Adam Sartain expressed parents’ concern for safety of the kids in the modular units. The security infrastructure reviewed by Deidre McCullough.  

16.

Miscellaneous from the Board

A ‘No Homework’ policy was asked to be considered by one of the BPA parents. The Pros and Cons of homework was discussed by the board members. No action taken at this time.

17.

Next Meeting

October 15, 2019.

 

 

Motion by Chris Cauley to adjourn at 7:36 p.m.; Magon Wilson 2nd. Motion carries. Meeting adjourned.