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ADVOCATES FOR INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS, INC.
Robert Russa Moton Charter School

8550 Curran Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70127

Board of Directors

Community Members, Parents, Faculty and Staff are encouraged to contact Board Members via email with suggestions, concerns or issues that the Board of Directors need to address. Concerned citizens are also invited to attend any of the scheduled regular or special meetings listed on this web site.

President
Barbara Crain-Major
bmajor@motoncharter.org

Vice-President
Stephen Goodly
sgoodly@motoncharter.org

Treasurer
Ora Lee Wiley
owiley@motoncharter.org

Secretary
Cheryl J. Beaco
cbeaco@motoncharter.org

Member
Debra Adams
dadams@motoncharter.org

Member
Melissa Russell
mrussell@motoncharter.org

Member
Marcia McWilliams
mmcwilliams@motoncharter.org

Parent Member
Vacancy

 

Updated: August 29, 2019

ADVOCATES FOR INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS, INC.
Robert Russa Moton Charter School

8550 Curran Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70127

Board of Directors

Standing Committees

Four Standing Committees assist the AIS Board of Directors: Academics, Facility, Finance and Governance. Standing Committees meet regularly to discuss business that will be included in the agenda of the monthly business meetings of the full Board of Directors. Anyone interested in attending a Standing Committee Meeting is welcomed. These are public meetings. Please contact the Chairperson via email for a schedule of dates.

Academics
Debra Adams, Chair
dadams@motoncharter.org
Ora Wiley
Cheryl Beaco
Marcia McWilliams

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The academics committee shall be responsible for the oversight of the principal’s management of the academic program.
  2. The committee shall review academic policies and procedures to maintain and promote academic excellence.
  3. The academics committee shall assess t he adequacy of the school’s academic human resources as well as its physical resources.
  4. The Academics Committee shall review the Teacher and Parent/Student handbook, annually.

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities
Stephen Goodly, Chair
sgoodly@motoncharter.org
Cheryl Beaco
Willie Zanders, Attorney

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Ensure the Board’s compliance with OPDB Policy HD, Charter School Facilities Management.
  2. Ensure the Board’s compliance with OPSB Policy FJ, Orleans Parish School Facilities Preservation Program.
  3. Ensure adherence to the OPSB Facilities Procedures Handbook.
  4. Review all required licenses or permits annually.
  5. Review all insurance and liability certificates annually.
  6. Work with OPSB on all Warranty issues.
  7. Present any issues with the Charter School Facilities Lease to the Board.

Finance
Ora Wiley, Chair
owiley@motoncharter.org
Debra Adams
Cheryl Beaco
Melissa Russell

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

The Finance Committee shall help the Board of Directors in its oversight related to the following tasks:

  1. The quality and integrity of the Corporations financial reporting processes and accounting practices;

  2. The adequacy and effectiveness of its systems of internal controls regarding finance, accounting, and legal and regulatory compliance;

  3. The performance, qualifications, and independence of its independent auditors;

  4. Oversight relating to the annual budget process by reviewing and recommending the annual budget and capital expenditures for approval by the Board of Directors;
  5. Monitoring and overseeing long-range financial objectives;

  6. The development of the Corporate Investment Policy;

  7. The quality and integrity of the Corporations financial reporting processes and accounting practices;

  8. The adequacy and effectiveness of its systems of internal controls regarding finance, accounting, and legal and regulatory compliance;

  9. The performance, qualifications, and independence of its independent auditors;
  10. Oversight relating to the annual budget process by reviewing and recommending the annual budget and capital expenditures for approval by the Board of Directors;

  11. Monitoring and overseeing long-range financial objectives; and

  12. The annual external audit of the school financial records.

Governance
Marcia McWilliams, Chair
mmcwilliams@motoncharter.org
Stephen Goodly
Melissa Johnson

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The Governance Committee shall advise the Board on issues relating to quality of Board and Director performance and that of any special and standing committee of the Board.
  2. The Governance Committee shall make recommendations regarding membership on the Board to the Board of Directors.
  3. The Governance Committee shall be responsible for review of matters of ethical concern involving members of the Board and shall make recommendations for resolution of such matters to the Board.
  4. The Governance Committee shall make suggestions for changes, additions or editing of the By-Laws as needed, annually.
  5. The Governance Committee will ensure that the AIS Board is in compliance with OPSB Policy HB – Charter School Accountability Framework.