• 11FebTuesday

February 11, 2020

5:30 pm

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 – Chair
  • Grace Ward – Executive Secretary
  • Todd Wright – Board Member
  • Beverly Hill – Vice President
  • David Ang – Board Advisor
  • Audrey Graham – Board Advisor
  • Willie Bradley – Board Advisor
  • Gwendolyn Bradley - Board Advisor

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

  • The minutes were approved.
  • In lieu of the regularly scheduled January 14, 2020 Board Meeting, the Board members met at the:

Montgomery County Board of Education

Special Called Meeting

Central Office Auditorium

307 S. Decatur Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

  • LIFE Academy was on the agenda under Item 4. Consider for Approval subheading
    • Life Academy Charter School Application
  • The Charter was approved by the Montgomery County Board of Education

III. Old Business

  • Application Approved By Montgomery County Board of Education
  • Application Approval

IV. Reports and Recommendations of Committees


V. Reports and Recommendations of the School Leader

  • Kia Debnam the School Leader will be responsible for every facet of the day to day operations of the school.
  • The Service Provider will handle the back office work and financial aspect of LIFE Academy
  • Audits will be conducted
  • Independent CPA will be hired to conduct an audit once a year.

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

  • MPS Contract – The contract will be provided to MPS for signatures on February 24, 2020
  • Building Purchase – Proposed at $340,000
  • Building Repairs - Estimated at $2,000,000,000
  • Financial Reports – Will be presented by Kia Debnam – The Executive Director and School Leader of LIFE Academy
  • National Charter School Conference June 21-24, 2020 Orlando FL
  • Disclosure Agreements we signed as a part of the requirements for the Charter Application
  • A general draft Lawrence “Lonnie” Vowels the Architect was available for viewing.

VII. Remarks from Trustees

VIII. Adjournment: Next meeting - March 10, 2020

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