Resurgence Hall Charter School

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Thursday September 27th, 2018 @8:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Paula Murphy present On Time At Adjournment
Gayla Mair not present
Tony Jones present On Time At Adjournment
Nelmaris Alvarez not present
Natasha Fenili not present
Stephen Pritchett present 20 Minutes Late At Adjournment
Michael Daniels present On Time At Adjournment

Welcome and Call to Order

The meeting called to the order at 8:23PM

Quorum is present, motion made to start meeting at 8:23pm.

By: Paula Murphy Seconded by: Stephen Pritchett

There was no notable discussion on the motion. 

Approval of Agenda

So that there is agreement between board members on the agenda, and the amount of time spent on the meeting, the board shall vote to approve an agenda for the meeting. To the best of its ability, it will follow that agenda, and allow for the chair to move the board through the agenda as specified.

Motion made to adopt agenda.

By: Paula Murphy Seconded by: Stephen Pritchett

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Executive Session

Executive session in order to discuss real estate.

Motion made to enter into executive session to discuss real estate.

By: Paula Murphy Seconded by: Michael Daniels

Real estate discussion.

Motion made to exit executive session.

By: Stephen Pritchett Seconded by: Tony Jones

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Minutes

Review and approval of prior meeting minutes.

Motion to approve regular meeting minutes 8/23/18 and special meeting minutes 9/11/18.

By: Tony Jones Seconded by: Michael Daniels

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Public Comment

Our Public Comment period is for members of the public to address the board. Each member of the public may sign up to comment at the meeting, and will be allotted two minutes. The board will listen, but may not directly respond to any comments. 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.

School Leader Report

The school leader reports on the status of the school.

  • School leader shares upcoming visit dates to school from various organizations.
  • School leader reviews GMAS scores from FY18 and additional information that was available in SLDS.
  • There was notable growth of scholars from different sub groups who outperformed their peers in the state.
  • Resurgence Hall outperformed Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Schools, KIPP Metro Atlanta, Kindezi Schools, and the state in both ELA and Math.
  • School leader shared that bonuses will be paid to staff in month of October.

Committee Reports

Academic / Recruitment-

  • Review academic dashboard, which includes schoolwide enrollment, attendance averages, demographic data, RHCS entry year, attrition rate and reason for both students and staff, school climate indicators, parent engagement indicators, and staff engagement indicators.
  • Highlight attendance average, 98% Present, 96% On Time for the month of August - attributed to consistent follow-up with families and intervention to support families as needed.
  • Highlight STEP assessment, NWEA MAP assessment and Q1 interim assessments are complete.
  • Enrollment for FY19 begins October 1st.    


  • Review August financial packet, which includes monthly financial presentation, balance sheet, budget vs. actuals, cash flow, income statement, YTD credit card register, financial workbook, July and August financials, July and August bank reconciliations and registers - which includes all banking accounts, credit cards, and checks.
  • Highlight upcoming capital campaign
  • Highlight successful FY18 audit
  • Highlight expenses are under projections


  • Highlight upcoming mandatory SCSC training opportunities and request for every board member to select training to attend
  • Highlight 3 candidates for board membership and next step for candidates
  • Highlight board self assessments

Motion to adopt monthly financials as reviewed and presented by the finance committee.

By: Michael Daniels Seconded by: Tony Jones

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Discussion and Vote re: Update to Media Policy

Motion to adopt updated media policy.

By: Tony Jones Seconded by: Stephen Pritchett

Change one line at the end of media policy to have media release effective for duration of student enrollment unless withdrawn in writing.

Discussion and Vote re: Changing Incorporation Address

Motion to change incorporation to 1743 Hardin Ave. Atlanta, GA 30337.

By: Tony Jones Seconded by: Michael Daniels

Prior incorporation was made before building opened and there is a need to change incorporation address. 

Discussion and Vote Re: Changing Credit Card Policy

Motion made to apply for a new credit card using the school's EIN.

By: Tony Jones Seconded by: Michael Daniels

School has one year of operating history and should be able to secure credit card without guarantor. 

Discussion Topics

  • Interested New Board Members
  • Continue to reach out to potential board members
  • Board Survey
  • Board self-assessment survey is coming soon.
  • New School Budget
  • The amended budget was approved and adopted.

Future Discussion Items

  • Board Policies
  • Sign up for SCSC Annual Meeting in November
  • Board Retreat
  • Update Board Documents - Board Responsibilities and Conflicts of Interest Policy

Chairman's Remarks

Closing remarks from board chair.

  • Continue the great work!


End of meeting.

Motion to adjourn.

By: Paula Murphy Seconded by: Stephen Pritchett

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 10:15 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Paula Murphy Seconded by: Stephen Pritchett

There was no notable discussion on the motion.