• 09FebTuesday

February 9, 2021

5:30 pm

via Zoom Conference

Below are the archived recorded minutes for the LIFE Academy Alabama Advisory Board. For more information about this meeting, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


I. Roll Call:

Norma Chism - Board Chair
Grace Ward - Secretary
Betty Chapman - Finance Officer
Dr. Willie Bradley
Mary Fitzpatrick
Oliver Fitzpatrick


II. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting Nov 10 & Dec 8, 2020.

III. Old Business

  • Bylaws were Approved by the Board of Directors.

IV. Reports and Recommendations of Committees

  • Finance Committee Consultant- Oliver Fitzpatrick shared that his job is formally allowing him to partner with LIFE Academy on their behalf.
  • Membership Committee- remains vacant and in need of someone to take the lead.

V. Reports and Recommendations of the School Leader

Kia Debnam informed us she is working on a furniture list to order new furniture. We have opened our enrollment and mailers should begin reaching parents this week. We have also gone under contract for our billboard that will be on I-65. Lastly, we’re doing a drive by parade for publicity of us securing the St. Jude property.

VI. New business and Action Items

  • Building/Building Repairs. We had to apply for another extension for the sales agreement. If we go past this extension, there is a great possibility the building will go back on the market. We received an extension until April 4. The lender didn’t want us to lose the building and offered to contact the Alabama Archdiocese to keep things moving forward.

VII. Remarks from Trustees

VIII. Adjournment: Next meeting - March 9, 2021



Norma Chism

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