Bricolage Academy

Governing Board

Bricolage Academy Board of Directors Meeting - Wednesday March 10th, 2021 @4:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Arnel Cosey present vice-chair On Time At Adjournment
Deb Elam present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Merritt Lane present Treasurer On Time At Adjournment
Yvette Jones present chair On Time At Adjournment
Norman Barnum present member On Time At Adjournment
Tonya Johnson present member On Time At Adjournment
Annie Phillips present member On Time At Adjournment
Randy Philipson present member On Time At Adjournment
Tiffany Harvill present member On Time At Adjournment

Call the Meeting to Order, Yvette Jones

Approval of Minutes

  • Approval of 1/31/21 minutes

Approval of the 1-31-21 Minutes

By: Arnel Cosey Seconded by: Norman Barnum

There was no notable discussion on the motion. 

Adjourn Meeting, Yvette Jones

adjourn meeting.

By: Norman Barnum Seconded by: Randy Philipson

There was no notable discussion on the motion. 

Report of the CEO, Troave' Profice

Troave' Profice presented her report for the month of March 

Highlights included: 

Student Enrollment - 771 

Bricolage is committed to equity in inclusion 

Teaching and Learning 

In-Person learning - 65% 

Virtual Learners - 35% 

Thanked Keione Bastian - Data Director for implementing a Parent Portal 

Summer Learning in progress 

Staff Covid-19 Vaccines - available to all faculty and staff 

A slide of staffing data was presented 

All returning team members will receive a 3yr agreement 

Culture and Engagement report 

Report of the Finance Committee, Merritt Lane

Merritt Lane gave a brief report on the Bricolage Finances through March 2021. 

Expenses in technology and PPE are higher than expected 

Revenues exceeded expectations 

Forecast showing 110K ahead of forecast 

54K more in High-Cost Services 

52K more in Strong Start 

Transportation and Foodservice costs are down 

Salaries and Temporary staffing generally offset 

PPP Loan has been submitted to the SBA for forgiveness. We expect 100% forgiveness. 

Report of the Strategic Planning Committee, Norman Barnum

Norman Barnum presented an update on the Strategic Plan. 

Started the Strategic Plan in January 2021


Academic performance is solid, particularly in ELA. 

Staff is committed to the mission of Bricolage Academy 

Areas of Growth: 

Growing pains on systems: Communications 

We've lost a bit of our Innovation focus, though Equity is high. 

Special Education systems need improvement though teachers are excellent. 

Next Steps: 

Organizational Priorities 

Implementation Plan 

Mid - June 2020, expect to be acting on the Strategic Plan Process. 

*Arnel Cosey asked Mr. Barnum to elaborate on the loss of Innovation. 

Mr. Barnum communicated that the school needed to keep pushing from a small school way of operating to the larger school that we are today. 

Petition for Voluntary Recognition of BAEU

Yvette Jones speaks on the Board of Directors having been being served the petition and introduces the speakers in favor of the petition and against.

  • Speakers in favor of the petition 

Emily Alverson, Annabelle Allen, Brittany Scofield

  • Speaker against the petition 

Brandi-Rose Michael 

Executive Session: Legal Advice on Collective Bargaining

Yvette Jones moves to Executive Session 

Motion to move into Executive Session

By: Randy Philipson Seconded by: Arnel Cosey

There was no notable discussion on the motion

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 4:34 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Norman Barnum Seconded by: Randy Philipson

There was no notable discussion on the motion.