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Governing Board Minutes 1-12-15

1/12/15 TIMA Governing Board Meeting Minutes

In attendance: Carolyn, Kay, Perb, Christen, Tammy, Pat, Kelly, Brenda

The meeting occurred immediately following training from the Georgia Charter School Association. Carolyn welcomed group at 6:31 pm

Carolyn moved to approve minutes from prior governing board meeting; Tammy seconded; all in favor.

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Treasurer’s Report:

All journal entries from grant have been posted.

The Bank Accounts have been reconciled for November 2014.  The reconciled bank balances are South State Bank (Savannah Bank) $6,240.11 and BB&T $166,064.73 for a total of $172,304.84 for the month ending December 31 , 2014.

December 2014

Income:

$ 180.02 Five Guys

$ 179.74 Drama Club Event

$ 628.00 Huc A Poos Softball Tournament

$ 2,000.00 Lighthouse Pizza Fundraiser

$ 312.35 Dress down days Empty Stocking and Pickle Run

Expenses:

$ 117,272.00 Salaries , Benefits, and Taxes

$ 19,431.00 Special ED Salaries and Benefits and Taxes provided by SCCPSS

$ 4,000.00 Rent

($ 1,896.00 ) Rent Modular Classrooms

$ 752.00 Insurance

$ 2,990.00 Custodial Services

$ 247.91 Supplies Janitorial

($50.00) Cleaning reimbursement St Michael’s

$ 300.00 Security Annual Billing

$ 1,516.00 Southern Playground 40 cubic yards of surfacing

$ 2,265.82 Utilities

$ 309.70 Telephone

$ 345.23 Copier rental

$ 514.33 Supplies Classroom

($315.85) Field Trips

$ 46.56 Operation Expense

Brenda moved to approve Treasurer’s Report; Carolyn seconded; all in favor.

Perb: We got our business license for 2015. Approval from fire/safety as of 12/22/14. Kelly volunteered to price dumpster (vs. multiple trash cans currently used); Tammy is working on a recycling program.

Pat: We got a $4,000 donation from a local civic group (award named after deceased member of the Optimist Club); funds will be allocated for technology and a thank you award will be created to acknowledge donation.

Brenda asked about offering summer camps at TIMA and volunteered to reach out to GA Tech contact from STEAM camps at May Howard.

Kelly provided a playground update: it would cost about $50k for rubber turf, so cost-prohibitive option.

A suggestion was made to provide more of a push/presence at parades if we commit to attend them. We are emphasizing the St. Patrick’s Day and PirateFest parades and will coordinate all other parades with Y so any TIMA students who want to participate can walk with them.

Currently, we have (50) kindergartners; therefore, we should have (50) 1st graders next year, split into (3) classes (54) total available 1st grade slots.

For 2015-2016 year, we will scale back to (2) kindergarten classes, (18) students/class for a total of (36) slots.

We currently have (38) 1st graders, which will equate to (2) 2nd grade classes next year.

Currently in 2nd grade, we have (38) students, which will populate (2) 3rd grade classes next year.

Currently we have (2) 3rd grade classes with (38) kids. In 4th grade, we can have up to (50 kids (charter says we can go up to 25 students whereas state goes up to 33).

Currently we have (38) students in 4th grade.

If we do combo class(es) for next year, we can accommodate (12) classes; otherwise, music/art need to go on a cart so that classroom space can be utilized. Combo of 4th/5th grade was preference of board.

2014-2015 Class Count

Grade

Current

Goal

# of Classes

50

K

+36

36

2 classes

38

1st

50 (+4)

54

3 classes

38

2nd

38

36

2 classes

38

3rd

38 (+6)

44

2 classes

38

4th

38

25

1 class

0

4th/5th combo

0

25

1 class

21

5th

38

25

1 class

Brenda made a motion to adjourn the meeting; Kay seconded; all in favor.

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