Liberation Academy


Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday September 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Directors Present

K. Scott (remote), N. Long (remote), R. Nobles (remote), R. Oglesby (remote), W. Hunter (remote)

Directors Absent

C. Clark, M. Mehta

Guests Present

B. King (remote)

I. Opening Items


Record Attendance


Call the Meeting to Order

N. Long called a meeting of the board of directors of Liberation Academy to order on Tuesday Sep 12, 2023 at 6:01 PM.


Approve Minutes

R. Oglesby made a motion to approve the minutes from Board Meeting on 08-08-23.
N. Long seconded the motion.
The board VOTED unanimously to approve the motion.

II. Governance


New Board Members

We have two new board members.

III. Executive Director Report


Enrollment Update

Current enrollment: 81

  • 5 new students
  • 3 withdrawals (2 due to location)
    • Some parents have said they will return if and when we provide transportation

Recruitment plan

  • Radio ads
  • Social media
  • Canvassing
  • Referral incentives
  • Events
    • Fall Festival: October 21


Academic and School Culture Reports

School culture


  • August top infractions
    • Fights/physical infractions: 6
    • Insubordination/defiance: 4
    • Altercations over the last 18 days: 0
  • Interventions
    • Restorative Circles to avoid repeat offenses
    • Eliminated certain activities (i.e. football at recess)
    • Incorporated lessons into pride time about conflict resolution
    • Provide public praise to scholars for doing the right things



  • MAP testing shows approximately 9% of all of our students are proficient or above in math
    • 12% of 5th graders
    • 8% of 6th graders
  • MAP testing shows approximately 22% of all of our students are proficient or above in reading
    • 46% of 5th graders
    • 25% for 6th graders

IV. Facility


Facility Update

  • The current capacity is about 140.
    • Exploring the possibility of a second campus in the future, maybe upper and lower campuses, to accommodate growth
  • We have a school sign now.
  • Cameras are in operation and we've updated door security.
  • Atlanta Unbound wants to use some of the space.
    • We provided access to three rooms for seven days.

V. Finance Committee


Budget Review-August

August financials aren't ready yet. They will be ready and shared with the board later this month.


July 2023 Financial update

  • Cash is projected to be critically low beginning in May
    • We could get additional funds from two of our largest funders
  • Not unusual to not have the federal dollars in yet

VI. Other Business


Public Comment

No comments

VII. Closing Items


Adjourn Meeting

There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
N. Long
Documents used during the meeting
  • Liberation - FY24 - July 2023 Financial Update - 230908.pdf
  • Liberation - FY24 - July 2023 Financials - 230908 - final.xlsm