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Policies, Required Items and Board related items

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John Jedra


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Helen Gutshall


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Sharon Ross

Vice Chair

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Richard Baker


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James Warner


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Gary Summerfield



Apprentice Academy Board of Directors derives its authority from NC Statute 115C-218.15. "The board of directors of the charter school shall decide matters related to the operation of the school, including budgeting, curriculum, and operating procedures." This statute provides for the establishment of Apprentice Academy as an independent public school linked to the NC Department of Public Instruction. The governance structure of the Apprentice Academy board consists of a Board Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The remaining board members have committee leadership responsibilities based upon their areas of expertise. Governance functions and duties of the board include, but are not limited to:

  1. Lead Apprentice Academy by establishing organizational policies that focus on results that will accomplish the school's mission.

  2. Accept the collective responsibility of governing by using all of its members expertise and provide advice to the principal in those areas.

  3. Regularly monitor and discuss the board's process and performance for continuous improvement.

  4. Always know the status of meeting the board's goals and a strategy for meeting them.

  5. Seek input from all stakeholders, including staff, students, parents, and other community stakeholders.

  6. The board's decision-making process will focus on productivity and success, leading to improved student learning.

  7. All decisions will be by a majority vote with the expectation that said decisions will be supported by all board members.

Board Meetings

June 10, 2024 


  • Open Topics - Public Comments (3 minutes per person, 40 minute total time)

  • Approval Minutes of previous meetings

  • Principal's Report: Dr. Barry Ross  

  • Financial Report: Dr. Barry Ross  

  • Update on Move to Open Book Baptist Church Facility: Dr. Barry Ross  

  • Closed Session: Review of Move to OBBC Construction Costs and Bids

  • Marketing: Sharon Ross

  • Board Comments  

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Board meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Meetings will be virtual option.

All Board meetings are open to the public.

The meeting link is to be published on the day of the meeting by 5 pm.
Note that it is an image, and you will need to type the details into your browser.

You will also be placed in a waiting room.
We apologize in advance for the inconvenience this approach causes.
This is to help keep the meeting participation family-friendly, and school-related.


  • Open Topics - Public Comments (3 minutes per person, 40 minute total time)

  • Approval Minutes of previous meetings

  • Principal's Report

  • Marketing and Events Committee Report

  • New Business

School Improvement Plan

School Report Card

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