GREEN Charter Schools


GREEN Charter Schools Board Meeting

Thursday, November 9 2023

6:00pm - 7:30pm EST

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  1. Welcome/Opening Remarks
    6:00 pm EST
  2. Public Comments (limited to three minutes per speaker, thirty minutes in total)
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Approval of Minutes from Sept 14 & Oct 12, 2023
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Governance Committee
    2. Finance Committee
    3. Infrastructure & Growth Committee
    4. Personnel Committee
    5. Election Committee
  6. Old Business
    1. Unsung Heroes
  7. New Business
  8. Student Successes (Bobby Rollins)
  9. Executive Director Update (Tom Cronin)
    1. Introduction of Director of Finance
  10. Executive Session
    1. Legal Matter
  11. Voting from Executive Session
  12. Adjournment

Minutes Tab

November 9 2023 Meeting of Board of Directors in Columbia SC



Present: Haley Brunson, Mandy Townes, Tracy Kramer, Laurel Wiles, Trishka


Remote: Judy Fairchild, Brittany Arsiniega, Imtiaz Haque


Present: Tom Cronin, Bobby Rollins, Heather Plourde

1. Approval of Minutes from Sept 14 & Oct 12, 2023

Motion to Approve Sept 14 Minutes - Mrs. Kramer

Second - Mrs. Wiles

Approved 7:0

Motion to Approve Oct. 12 Minutes - Mrs. Kramer

Second – Dr. Haque

Approved 7:0

2. Welcome/Opening Remarks

Meeting Started at 6:02. Ms. Townes welcomes everyone and thanks all stakeholders.

3. Public Comments (limited to three minutes per speaker, thirty minutes in total)

No Requests for Public Comments

4. Approval of Agenda

Motion to Approve – Ms. Kramer

Second - Mrs. Arsiniega

Approved 7:0

5. Committee Reports

a. Governance Committee

Ms. Townes reported that the Governance Committee met on October 12 and

discussed details about the new Simpsonville campus.

b. Finance Committee

The Finance Committee meets on November 16 so there is no report at this time.

c. Infrastructure & Growth Committee

Ms. Wiles indicated that at the last meeting discussion included Taylors Replication

has been delayed and now will plan to open for the 2024-2025 school year.

Simpsonville location is not yet disclosed but enrollment for grades K-3 and 6 will

begin for the fall of 2024.

d. Personnel Committee

Dr. Haque reported that the Committee met and discussed the Unsung Heroes

program. The Committee approved Mr. Cronin’s proposal that all non-certified staff

members are eligible for the Unsung Heroes award. Each campus will select 1-3

nominees and each nominee will receive a $100 gift card from the Board. An award

ceremony is tentatively planned for February 14, 2024, and further details regarding

the time and location will be worked out.

e. Election Committee

Ms. Kramer indicated that there were three Board openings and there are three

candidates running unopposed. Stakeholders will receive the list of candidates and

instructions for voting.

6. Old Business

a. Unsung Heroes

This was discussed at the Personnel Committee and is covered in the minutes


7. New Business

None at this time.

8. Student Successes (Bobby Rollins)

Mr. Rollins introduced two students (it was later confirmed that there were three

students) from the Midlands Campus who had submitted their work and were selected

out of 220 submissions through a Richland County Library program to be published in

the “Kids in Print” magazine.

9. Executive Director Update (Tom Cronin)

a. Introduction of Director of Finance

Mr. Cronin introduced GREEN Charter’s new Director of Finance, Heather Plourde.

10. Executive Session

a. Legal Matter

11. Voting from Executive Session

Motion: Move to instruct board counsel to prepare a letter to the governor and/or the

secretary of Education to initiate an OIG review of the Low Country Campus

construction project and related matters.

Motion to Approve: Mrs. Kramer

second: Dr. Haque

approved: 7-0


Motion to Adjourn - Mrs.Kramer

Adjourned: 8:05 pm

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