Ivy Preparatory Academy

Committee of the Whole

Regular Meeting - Tuesday September 8th, 2020 @6:15 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Dr. William Epps present member On Time At Adjournment
Braxton Nelson present member On Time At Adjournment
Victor Tate present Treasurer On Time At Adjournment
Laticia Sharp present Non-voting Administration On Time At Adjournment
Dr. Charcia M. Nichols present Non-voting Administration On Time At Adjournment
Kanethia Henderson present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Erlene McKee not present member
Dr. Sonya Okoli not present member

Welcome and Call to Order

The meeting will be called to the order by Victor Tate (Chair) at 6:18 p.m.

Academic Sessions

The Academic Committee discuss the academic goals for the FY21 school year. Dr. Nichols ( Head of Schools), Dr. William Epps (Board Vice Chair) and Kanethia Henderson )Board Secretary) were present.


By Spring 2021, increase the percentage of scholars scoring on Tier 1 in ELA by 15%

  • Instructional Coach will train, model and monitor ELA Instruction
  • Use iReady to assess student need and provide personalized instruction and identify students for tutoring
  • One-to-one device initiative with interdisciplinary instruction through STREAM/PLTW
  • Trauma-informed instruction and training for staff/parents
  • Make videos to support parents



By Spring 2021, increase the percentage of scholars scoring on Tier 1 in Math by 15%

  • Instructional Coach will train teachers to understand and teach the content
  • Use iReady to assess student need and provide personalized instruction and identify students for tutoring
  • One-to-one device initiative with interdisciplinary instruction through STREAM/PLTW
  • Make videos to support parents


Finance Session

The Audit Report was reviewed and discussed. The Finance Committee also worked on their Goals for the FY21 but did not finalize them.


The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 2:08 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Dr. William Epps Seconded by: Braxton Nelson

There was no notable discussion on the motion.