September 22, 2020 Board Minutes

September 25, 2020

Date:                      Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time:                     12:10 PM

Location:              Via Zoom

Present:                Bill Stump, Ted Arnold, Kash Lakhlani, Dr. Penny Johnson, Charis Acree, Joseph Miller, Shelley Strickland, John Asbell, Eric Mosely, Frank McRae, Lauren Edgar

Other:                   Gerald Wyatt, Regan Mock, Dr. Chris Williams, Dr. Brian Shumate, Conie Hensler, Brandon Brooks, Marco Brown, Mitch Key

The meeting began at 12:10 PM.

  • Welcome- Bill Stump, THINC Board Chair
  • Prayer
  • Motion called for approval of August minutes- Bill Stump
    • 1st Ted Arnold, 2nd Joseph Miller
  • P&L- Gerald Wyatt, CEO
    • Reviewed August reports.
    • Disbursements: $2,246
    • Reimbursement for travel: $2,590
    • Sustainability: $1.162 mil
    • Future Sustainability: Interest gained on Money Market and Checking
    • Designated Funds received: $55,000 from KMMG for replacement of 3-D printers and Tooling-U Program
    • Cash Flow: $1.674 mil cash balance
    • Motion to approve August financials- Bill Stump
      • 1st Eric Mosely, 2nd Ted Arnold
  • Enrollment/School Update- Dr. Chris Williams
    • Currently have 734 students enrolled with 307 of them being virtual.
    • At the moment, 47 students are registered to return back in seat on 10/13 and the window for registering to return closes on 9/25.
    • THINC has had no teachers quarantined since the opening of school and very little students quarantined.
    • To assist teachers with their work load of teaching both virtual and in person due to limited instructors at THINC, a sub rotation has been created each week to relieve teachers from the classroom so that they can focus on their virtual students for the day once every two weeks.
  • CTAE Update- Dr. Chris Williams, Principal
    • CTSO events will be held virtually this year.
    • DECA has a fall leadership conference in October that will be virtual.
    • 10/9 will be our annual CTSO cookout and we are requesting THINC Board members and TCSS cabinet members join us to volunteer.
    • 10/30 THINC will host an American Red Cross blood drive sponsored by HOSA and other CTSO groups.
  • Advisory Committee Update- Gerald Wyatt
    • Advisory committees have resumed meeting, but meetings are being held virtually.
    • A large group meeting takes place first, then the individual committees (STEM, International Business/Business Marketing, and Healthcare) meet in separate breakout groups.
  • TCSS Update- Dr. Brian Shumate, TCSS Superintendent
    • During this time we have become a better team and have used this as a platform to educate us for the future and become more innovative.
    • Enrollment to date is 12,151 children, which is up 91 kids from this point last year.
    • Currently, there are 1,145 students registered to return on 10/13 with a deadline to sign up this Friday, 9/25.
  • Behind the Scenes with Laurence Fishburne Update- Gerald Wyatt
    • Premiere of video featuring Laurence Fishburne


Adjourned 12:47 PM