• 10DecTuesday

December 10, 2019

5:30 pm - TBA

2500 Legends Circle Prattville, AL 36066

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 - Introductions


  • Norma Chism – Board Chairman
  • Grace Ward – Secretary
  • Kia Debnam – School Leader
  • Bettye Chapman – Finance Oversight
  • Todd Wright – Board Member
  • Emmett Johnson – Board Member
  • David Ang –Curriculum Advisor
  • Kevin McDaniel – Board Member
  • Gwen Bradley – Advisor
  • Via Phone: Monica Abram from Lake Charles, LA – Advisor


  • Councilwoman Audrey Graham – Board Member
  • Beverly Hill – Board Member
  • Willie Bradley – Advisor
  • Joseph Banks – Advisor

II. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting Dec 10, 2019

III. Old Business

Signing of NDAs

The following Non-Disclosure Agreements are currently outstanding:

  • David Ang
  • Audrey Graham
  • Beverly Hill
  • Willie Bradley
  • Joseph Banks
  • Monica Abram, forthcoming she resides in Lake Charles, LA

Governing Bylaws

The Governing Bylaws were accepted and adopted.

Support Letters

The Board Chair and School Leader were instrumental in meeting with and collecting support letters from members within the communities that LIFE Academy will serve and were successful with engaging the community and generating positive community support for LIFE Academy.

Application Submittal

The Charter Application was submitted successfully ahead of schedule on November 28, 1019.

IV. Reports and Recommendations of Committees

Recommendations were made to form multiple committees: The following outcomes were determined as a result of the recommendations:

  • Fund-Raising Committee - Adopted
  • Publicity Community Involvement - Adopted
  • Prayer Committee – Not adopted due to the nature of the organization
  • Annual Requirements/Reports – Emmett Johnson
  • Summer Strategy and Development sessions - TBD

V. Reports and Recommendations of the School Leader

The Charter Application was submitted successfully ahead of schedule on November 28, 1019.

VI. New business and Action Items (* Committee Lead Needed)

  • 4th Sector Solutions – Retained as Agent
  • New 501c3 for both LIFE Academy and LIFE Academy High School - Secured
  • Short Term Goals:

    • Charter Approval
    • Public Hearing
  • Long Term Goals

    • Open LIFE Academy
  • *Annual Requirements/Reports – Lead Emmett Johnson
  • *Summer Strategy and Development sessions - TBD

VII. Remarks from Trustees

VIII. Adjournment: Next meeting - January 14, 2020

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