Board Chairwoman Lyn Carden called off the Friday morning meeting when only four board members called into the teleconference.
“We are 13 minutes into a meeting that we cannot begin because we do not have quorum, I am afraid we are going to have to reschedule this meeting, and I apologize for wasting your time,” Carden said on the teleconference Friday.
The last meetings of the Cherokee Charter Local Governing Council and the Georgia Charter Educational Foundation Board of Directors were scheduled for July 24, but Carden canceled both meetings the day before.
“We just have nothing to talk about,” Carden said explaining the reason why last week’s meetings were canceled. “Both meetings are being canceled.”
On Friday’s call, Carden noted that the board needed five voting members to have a quorum and move forward with the meeting.
According to Carden, four GCEF board members called in for the teleconference: Carden, Danny Dukes, Ernest Taylor and John McIntyre
“I knew we were going to be tight on quorum, but the response count told me I had five, which is what I needed,” Carden said. “I will regroup with everybody and find a date and a time that works better.”
The next regular meeting will be Aug. 22 at 10 a.m., but Carden said that the board would have to hold a called meeting before then.
“We are going to need to make another meeting before Aug. 22, we’ll call a called meeting just like we did this time,” Carden said Friday. “We’ll send a note around and find another date that’s available for everybody, it’s tricky because it’s summer and it’s hard to catch everybody, and everybody’s out of town and on vacation.”
Before everyone left the teleconference, Carden noted that it had been difficult to hold the meeting due to tight time schedules, and Taylor added that he was “available any time.”
A public notice is posted online at http://www.
cherokeecharter.org/ before each meeting occurs.