Ivy Preparatory Academy

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 @6:00 PM

Meeting Agenda

Ivy Preparatory Academy 1 minutes

Held at the following location:
Ivy Preparatory Academy @Kirkwood
1807 Memorial Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

Below is an agenda of items scheduled to be considered. Unless otherwise stated, items may be taken out of the order presented on the agenda at the discretion of the chair.

Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate persons with a disability. Please contact Dr. Charcia Nichols at 404-622-2727. Request should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodations, no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting

Welcome and Vision/Mission 5 minutes

Meeting Call to order: Victor Tate (Board Chair)

Roll Call: Kanethia Henderson (Board Secretary)

Vision: William Epps (Board Vice Chair)

The Ivy Preparatory Academy for Girls at Kirkwood cultivates leaders who manifest change in the world.


The Ivy Preparatory Academy for Girls at Kirkwood fosters a culture of collaboration, passion for learning, integrity, and servant leadership.

Public Comment 10 minutes

*A total of thirty (30) minutes shall be set aside for public comment. Each speaker will have a maximum of three (3) minutes to speak. A speaker may not sign up to speak more than once during the same public comment period.

*The Board will take each comment under advisement and may assign a staff member to follow up on any issue raised. Board of Director meetings are a public forum to provide transparency into the governance of the school. Engagement from the community is strongly encouraged and vital to that governance.

*The Board of Directors encourages speakers to maintain decorum and present their comments in a civil manner. The Board reserves the right to request any speaker engaging in personal attacks, or the use of obscene or derogatory language, to restate their position in a manner more appropriate for a school environment.

Routine Business 10 minutes

Approval of Agenda- Kanethia Henderson (Board Secretary)

Oral Reports 45 minutes

Head of Schools- Network Report - Dr. Charcia Nichols

CFO - Financial Report - Mrs. Latricia Sharp

Committee Reports 20 minutes

Governance Committee Report: Dr. William Epps

Academic Report: Dr. William Epps

Finance Committee Report: Victor Tate

Consent Items 5 minutes

Head of School Report

CFO Financial Report

Accept Resignation of Board Member Earlene McKee

Action Items 10 minutes

Approval of the following Policies:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA)

Credit Card Policy

504 Accommodations policy (Revised)

FY22 Calendar

Amendment to December Board Meeting minutes to reflect the approval of the following policies:

School Community Communication Policy

Cash Receipts Policy

The approval of the revised

Approval of New Board Members:

Attorney Latrice Latin

Attorney Kristie Battle

Mr. Rashaun Holliman

Executive Session 30 minutes

The Board closed its meeting as permitted by the Open Meeting Act of Georgia. The only matters considered or discussed during the closed portion or executive session of its meeting is as follows:
* To review an appeal from a Student Disciplinary Tribunal
* To Consider a matter involving the disclosure of personally identifiable information from a student's educational records;
*To discuss the future acquisition of real estate;
*To discuss or deliberate upon the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary actions or dismissal, or periodic evaluation or rating of a public officer or employee;
* To consult and meet with legal counsel pertaining to pending or potential litigation, settlement, claims, administrative proceedings, or other judicial employee or in which the officer or employee may be directly involved.

Upcoming Meetings 5 minutes

Upcoming Board Meetings: 

Governance Committee Meeting: March 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

Finance and Academic Committee Meeting: March 8, 2021, at 6:45 p.m.

Governing Board Meeting: March 23, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.