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Student Enrollment Task Force

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board (MCSAB) has formed a Student Enrollment Task Force (SETF) to examine the enrollment practices of Mississippi’s public charter schools. MCSAB will accept public comment at until October 31, 2020.
Notice Inviting Public Comment
Meeting Calendar  

The goals of this task force are:

  • To determine and define best practices for student recruitment and enrollment
  • To determine and define best practices for monitoring student enrollment
  • To provide recommendations for meeting contractual and statutory obligations of underserved student enrollment population
  • To provide, if appropriate, recommendations for revisions to the MS Charter School Performance Framework 
  • To provide, if appropriate, recommendations for revisions to the MS Charter School Contract
  • To provide, if appropriate, for consideration during the 2021 legislative session specific recommendations for amendment(s) to Mississippi Code Annotated § 37-28-23 

The Task Force will begin meeting over the summer and present final recommendations to the Performance and Accountability Committee in November of 2020.  The Performance and Accountability Committee will accept recommendations on behalf of the task force and determine next steps.

Task Force members have been selected to represent Mississippi’s charter community and include the following members: 
DeArchie Scott, Executive Director and Principal, Ambition Preparatory 
Dr. Kristi Hendrix, Executive Director, Midtown Public Charter School 
Kevin Parkinson, Principal, Midtown Public Charter School 
Amanda Johnson, Executive Director and Principal, Clarksdale Collegiate 
Dr. Vanda Brumfield, Director of Schools and Accountability, MCSAB 
Mr. Bill Billingsley, MCSAB Member
Avery Lee, Legal Counsel *Non-voting, advisory member
Ex-Officio Member Dr. Lisa Karmacharya, Executive Director

June 9, 2020 Zoom Meeting Recording Minutes
July 14, 2020 Zoom Meeting Recording Minutes
August 18, 2020 Zoom Meeting Recording Minutes
September 22, 2020 Zoom Meeting Recording Minutes
October 13, 2020 Zoom Meeting Recording Minutes