April 24th, 2018 Board Minutes

April 25, 2018

Date: Tuesday April 24, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: THINC. Board Conference Room

One College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240

Present: Robby Burch, Bill Stump, Corinne Hodges, Frank McRae Jr., Regina Ingram, Mitch Key, John Radcliffe, Sharon Shelton, John Asbell

Absent: Tiffany Wood, Joseph Miller, Karen Freeman, Dr. Olugbenga Obasanjo, Charis Acree

Others Present: Eli Thrailkill, Meghan Duke, Eric Mosley. Helen Rice, James Bence

CEO – Dr. Kathy Carlisle
Principal- Dr. Chris Williams
Staff- Molly Sumner

Corinne Hodges called the meeting to order at 12:08 p.m.

Eli Thrailkill delivered the invocation

Hodges formally welcomed Scott Rule to the Board.

Carlisle introduced video

Approval of the February Board minutes

  • Asbell made a motion to approve, McRae 2 nd the motion, none opposed.

Hodges discussed the MOU update

  • Carlisle suggested that the Board discuss the equipment move with TCBOE.

Carlisle reviewed the Recertification Standards of Governance.

Bence reviewed the audit and findings to the Board

  • Asbell made a motion to approve the audit, McRae 2 nd the motion, none opposed.

Frank McRae Jr. reviewed the financials with the Board

  • Approval of the financials
    • Burch made a motion to approve, Asbell 2 nd the motion.

Williams provided an overview of the request for THINC to purchase a F-250

  • Hodges discussed the possibility of a donation of the vehicle
  • Hodges discussed buying vs. leasing
    • Radcliffe informed that a lease was not approved
  • Stump inquired why a gas not a diesel was being purchased.
    • Radcliffe stated it was due to upkeep of a diesel was greater than a gas.
  • Thrailkill suggested getting sponsors for the truck to put on the wrap
  • Asbell asked how fuel and repairs would be handled
    • Radcliffe stated maintenance and fuel would be handled by TCBOE
    • FTE would cover costs and THINC would cover once FTE funds ran out.
  • Williams stated that students were approved to be transported in the vehicle.
    • Staff would take certification training to be able to transport students.
    • Radcliffe stated current policies can always change and to be mindful of that in regards to student transportation.
  • Burch 2 nd the purchase of the truck and none opposed.

Radcliffe suggested presenting equipment replacement list to Moneypenny.

  • Williams asked if that would need to be all or just technology
    • Radcliffe suggested all equipment

Carlisle presented the CEO’s update.

  • Hodges asked if International Business would be open for 10 & 11 graders.
  • Carlisle stated LaGrange College recommends it for 11 & 12 graders.
  • Hodges asked if THINC would get FTE credit for those Dual Enrollment students.
    • Carlisle said yes.
  • Asbell asked if business & industry had said they want the workforce to have this
    certificate.

    • Carlisle suggested that it was asked to B&I
  • Hodges asked how to track if THINC graduated are being employees by local B&I
    • Hodges mentioned bringing it to Early Bird.
    • Rice suggested taking it to the State to add to Jobshop to track data.

The meeting adjourned at 1:20 pm.

Next meeting date: May 22, 2018 at 12pm at THINC. College and Career Academy. One
College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240
______________________________________________ Approval