May 15, 2017
Welcome: Carolyn welcomed the group and called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm. Board members present: Duff Smith, Heather Harvey, Sara Mitchell, Pat Rossiter, Jason Ball, Carolyn Jurick, Kay Fortner, Brenda Marion, Tammy Smith, Perb Fortner, Christy Edwards
Public in attendance: Julia Pearce
With the corrected spelling of Kurt Hetager’s name, the minutes were approved. Heather Harvey made a motion to approve as corrected, Kay Fortner seconded; all were in favor.
Budget: Kay Fortner Treasurer’s Report
The Bank Accounts have been reconciled for April 2017. The reconciled bank balances are BB&T $ 1,060,046.40, PayPal TIMA $ 2,310.02, and PayPal Tour of Homes $ 5,610.28 for a total of $ 1,067,966.70 for the month ending April 30, 2017.
$ 3,093.88 Lowe’s Grant ( Ingram) Expenditures Tables, Compass, Stencil Clock, Pool Liner, Convertible Benches Balance $ 406.12
$ 708.00 Donations Savannah Beverage and Brinery $ 678.00
$ 90.95 Dress Down Day
$ 4,672.34 Tour of Homes Fundraiser Income Complete accounting will be in May
$ 50.71 Other Fundraisers Kroger Awards
$ 149,432.00 Salaries and Benefits
$ 3,000.00 Outside Contractors Russ Moore Charter Renewal
$ 1,518.27 Instruction Field Trips $ 842.50 Supplies Classroom $ 587.13, Books, Subscriptions Classroom $ 88.64
$ 1,205.10 Supplies Janitorial
$ 2,990.00 Custodial Services
$ 485.48 Equipment Rental Copier
$ 5,167.00 Rent
$ 2,835.00 Rent Modular Classrooms
$ 2,076.79 Utilities
$ 90.00 Advertising Parade Banner
$ 222.25 Supplies Office $ 182.07, Nursing Supplies, $24.13, Recognition $ 16.05
$ 333.23 Telephone
$ 815.00 Insurance
$ 771.63 Travel, Conferences and Meetings Ga Marie Burke and Pat Rossiter (GA Charter School Association conference in ATL plus visits to area charter schools)
Sara Mitchell moved to accept Treasurer’s report, Jason Ball seconded, all were in favor.
The board went through the 271-page draft and gave input, changes, edits, and suggested revisions.
Tour of Homes –Heather Harvey
Carolyn Jurick noted what an awesome job everyone involved with the home tour did; Kay provided financial overview. Brenda Marion will create and share a google doc for everyone to share their thoughts rather than scheduling a wrap-up meeting since everyone is busy with end-of-school-year activities.
Public Comment –Please limit to 3 minutes
Julia Pearce questioned why diversity initiatives are included in our charter renewal objectives. The board noted that diversity is covered with our addition of a weighted lottery, the PSAs we’ve run with Savannah Herald, etc. One possible next step could be for Pat Rossiter to reach out to ministers at African-American churches.
Christy Edwards moved that we go into executive session; Kay Fortner seconded; all were in favor.
Executive Session -personnel
Carolyn Jurick recommended that we put together a basket of Tybee/TIMA-themed items as a gift for SCCPSS superintendent Thomas Lockamy’s retirement. Duff Smith made a motion to approve said idea with an expenditure of no more than $200. Brenda Marion seconded; all were in favor.
Brenda Marion moved to adjourn governing board meeting; Heather Harvey seconded; all were in favor.