September 24th, 2019 Board Minutes

September 26, 2019

Date:               Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Time:              12:00 PM

Location:        THINC Board Room

Present:          Gerald Wyatt, John Asbell, Kash Lhaklani, John Radcliff, Regina Ingram, Mitch Key, Kevin Donovan, Lauren Edgar, Charis Acree, Joseph Miller, Dr. Shaundre Brown

Others:           Dr. Kathy Carlisle, Eric Mosely, Meghan Duke, Abbey Vanhoose, RJ Williams, Zyshonn Morris, Alexander Hewett, Regan Mock, Brandon Brooks, Dr. Brian Shumate, Veleka Battle

The meeting began at 12:10 PM.

  • Prayer by Joseph Miller
  • Vice Chair, Ted Arnold, provided outstanding minutes from July and current minutes from both August meetings for approval.
    • 1st Regina Ingram 2nd Joseph Miller
  • Gerald Wyatt, new THINC CEO, provided words and introduction.
  • TCSS Update- Dr. Brian Shumate
    • Graduation Rates: Current graduation rate is 86.6%, previously the rates were in the 60% and 70% range.
    • Test averages are still needing improvement.
    • McPhearson & Jacobson has been working with Dr. Shumate and the TCSS Board to set goals. Dr. James Hutto will work on strategic planning for the district.
      • Long term goal of the Board is to have a budget set with a strategic plan for next summer.
      • Short term goal is building leadership.
    • The TCSS Board is not yet ready for strategic planning with the THINC Board. Hopes of this taking place in late spring.
  • P&L- Gerald Wyatt
    • $65,185.60 spent thus far
    • $11,095.64 in SLAM
    • $60,000.00 received from Sewon.
    • $83,245.00 in Randy Jackson Scholarship Fund.
    • Approval called for P&L
      • 1st John Radcliff, 2nd Regina Ingram
  • Approval of MOU- pending signatures of Bill Stump, Board Chair, and Dr. Shumate, TCSS Superintendent.
    • 1st John Asbell, 2nd Regina Ingram
  • NCAC Discussion
    • 4 instructors from THINC will be presenting at the NCAC Conference in November.
    • Vote called for approval of $25,000.00 to be used for certification process.
      • 1st Regina Ingram, 2nd Joseph Miller
  • Randy Jackson Scholarship- Dr. Kathy Carlisle
    • Zyshonn Morris was recognized as the first recipient of the Randy Jackson Scholarship.
    • This scholarship will cover the costs of Zyshonn traveling to Scandinavia over Spring Break with THINC International Business.
  • NCAC Prep- Gerald Wyatt
    • Reviewed the 10 Standards
    • Board members were requested to complete a survey provided from the NCAC certification team by Friday 9/27/2019.
    • Discussed goals set at the THINC Leadership Retreat over the summer
    • NCAC visit will take place at the next Board meeting, 10/22/2019, and the certification team will meet with the Board members as well as Advisory Committee members.
    • Dr. Brian Shumate shared his support of THINC and of us becoming NCAC certified.

Meeting adjourned 1:00 PM.