Charter board cancels meeting for 2nd time
by Michelle Babcock
August 03, 2013 12:11 AM | 2305 views | 4 4 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Not enough interest was shown in Friday’s called meeting of the Georgia Charter Educational Foundation’s board of directors to move forward with the teleconference, and the board’s meeting was canceled for the second consecutive week.

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. before each meeting occurs.

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Less Gov't
August 05, 2013
Fewer meetings and bureacracy are good things. Figures the CCSD gov't-worshiping thugs & minions are crying about not having enough meetings here. These people probably need to have meetings on how and when to tie their shoes.
Thugs Are Us
August 06, 2013
Lack of a quorum/two cancelled meetings =. Inept governance and lack of transparency. What part of that is a good thing?
August 04, 2013
How does this sort of thing comply with the open meetings act?
Acme Fence Company
August 03, 2013
Nothing to talk about? Your new "high school" opens Monday, you've got a petition pending before the state charter commission for a school in Cobb County, your CCRPI scores were decidedly lackluster-- but hey, no need to discuss anything, especially those year-end financials!
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