Bricolage Academy

Governing Board

Bricolage Board of Directors Meeting - Thursday August 13th, 2020 @3:30 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Annie Phillips present member 10 Minutes Late At Adjournment
Arnel Cosey present vice-chair On Time At Adjournment
Deb Elam present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Merritt Lane present Treasurer 30 Minutes Late At Adjournment
Yvette Jones present chair On Time At Adjournment
Norman Barnum present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Tonya Johnson not present member
Randy Philipson not present member
Tiffany Harvill not present member
John Sawyer not present member

Public Comment Expectations, Yvette Jones

Instructions for Public Comment for Virtual Meetings: 

Requests for public comment will be made prior to every vote taken by the Bricolage Board of Directors. Members of the public are invited to sign up to speak for up to two minutes and are required to keep their comments limited and relevant to the agenda item the board is voting on.

During the closure we will ask guests to comment online. To comment online, please submit a public comment card here: prior to the start of the meeting or within 30 minutes after the meeting begins.

The meeting moderator will announce the speaker at the appropriate time, speaker is to self-identify with the “raise hand” feature at the bottom of the web page, and meeting moderator will unmute audio. The speaker should state their name and address for the record, public comments are limited to two minutes, per policy. Step-by-step instructions to access the Zoom live-stream can be found on our website ( and in our public calendar.

Our meetings are open to the public and public record. As such, if your comment is about a private matter, please contact the board via email (, or speak to the board chair privately.

Find the public comment card here:

Call the Meeting to Order, Yvette Jones

Approval of Minutes from Jun 23, 2020

Approve the minutes as submitted

By: Deb Elam Seconded by: Norman Barnum

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Introduction of New Organizational Leadership Team Members

Troave' Profice introduced new staff members, Rashaad Caston, Director of Student Support and Anne Chapman, Chief Financial Officer.

Holly Robbins Hermes reintroduced Rebecca Grimes, Human Resources Manager.

Yvette Jones noted that Bricolage's 2018 990 was approved by the Finance Committee and submitted July 15th after it was reviewed and approved via email by the Board of Directors. The email approval thread is saved in Bricolage's electronic files.

Yvette Jones noted that Bricolage Board members have many meetings in the near future: August 24th, 4:00 pm, Public Budget Hearing; August 25th, 4:30 pm, Governance Committee Meeting; and September 9th, 3:00 pm, General Board Meeting. We will host the August 24th, 4:00 pm, and August 25th, 4:30pm, meetings virtually. The Finance Committee will join the Public Budget Hearing on the 24th. We will host the September 9th, 3:00 pm, meeting in person. Following the September 9th, 3:00 pm, meeting, we will hold the Board Ethics Training from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Bricolage Administration will share location details for the in person meeting with the Board soon.

Adoption of Bricolage Reopening Guidelines in accordance with Act 9, Troave' Profice

Troave' Profice reviewed the details of Bricolage's 2020/2021 reopening plan.

adopt Bricolage Reopening Guidelines in accordance with Act 9.

By: Norman Barnum Seconded by: Arnel Cosey

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Adoption of Bricolage 2020 Employee Handbook, Rebecca Grimes

Rebecca Grimes reviewed the changes to the Bricolage Employee Handbook. Rebecca also shared an overview of the COVID-19 staff policy.

Merritt Lane stated that the Board of Directors will review the details of the Employee Handbook each fiscal year and make adjustments as needed.

adopt Bricolage 2020 Employee Handbook

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 4:30 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Annie Phillips Seconded by: Deb Elam

There was no notable discussion on the motion.