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Board to meet with PTO as school year winds down; academics at par; budget balanced

Directors of the Andrew H. Wilson Charter School will meet with the school’s parent-teacher organization at an open assembly in May, and parents are encouraged to fill out an evaluation form being circulated by the school.

The PTO meeting was one of several end-of-the-school-year topics discussed at the board’s monthly meeting, April 17. Committees were reminded to generate final reports and the board also heard a presentation from Teach for America.

In other governance news, member Duane Nettles was unanimously elected to serve as the board secretary.

The finance committee briefly discussed their present operational analysis and their hope to add a human resources director to the school’s administration, a move that will be studied in the month ahead.

The finance committee indicated that it will give a presentation at the May board meeting about successful budget adjustments that have kept Wilson in the black.

An administrative report showcased academic improvement and stability over the past several months. Test scores for all grade levels are on par with goals set last year or are close to those benchmarks.

The Teach for America representative discussed how best to deploy these generally young, possible short-term teacher candidates. The board voiced concerns about high turnover rate among TFA teachers.

The board next meets at 6:30 p.m. May 22 in the cafeteria.

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