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Board of Directors

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The Board of Directors is the governing board for East Point Academy and will govern in accordance with the Charter School Act of 1996. The board’s focus is supporting high student achievement and ensuring sound fiscal management. The Board will have ultimate authority for the following activities:

  • Contracting for services, including but not limited to transportation, financial accounting, and legal services
  • Develop pay scales, performance criteria, and discharge policies for its employees
  • Deciding all matters related to the operation of the charter school, including budgeting, curriculum, and operating procedures
  • Ensuring that the school will adhere to the same health, safety, civil rights, and disability rights requirements as are applied to all public schools operating in the South Carolina Public Charter School District
  • Submit required reports annually to the South Carolina Public Charter School District and the State Department of Education
  • Submit a charter renewal request at the end of the ten year approval period
  • Enforce the adherence of the charter school to the same financial audits, audit procedures, and audit requirements as are applied to the public schools operating in the South Carolina Public Charter School District
  • Conform to state and federal laws and regulations, school policies, and professional ethics, including the Freedom of Information Act
  • Design its policies regarding the student records, administrative records, and meetings as are required of the public schools operating in the South Carolina Public Charter School District

Board Members

Alan Buck

Vice Chair
abuck@eastpointsc.org
Client Relations Executive, Ingenico Mobile Solutions

Kristen Lamkin

klamkin@eastpointsc.org
Physical Therapist

Alice O’Connor

Treasurer
aoconnor@eastpointsc.org
Owner/Founder of Procuredly

Jonathan Palance

jpalanace@eastpointsc.org
Owner Soda City Films

Lisa Cole

Board Member At Large
lcole@eastpointsc.org
Academic Affairs & Research, SC Technical College System

David Chao

Board Member
dchao@eatpointsc.org
Chao & Associates Engineering

Shelby Leonardi

Board Member
sleonardi@eastpointsc.org
Legal Writing Instructor at the University of South Carolina School of Law

Dr. Mieke Perez

Board Member
mperez@eastpointsc.org
Physician, Palmetto Health Hospital System

Dr. Yang Wang

Board Member
drwang@eastpointsc.org
Assistant Professor Language and Literacy Education

Meeting Details

Board meetings for the 20/21 school year will be virtual at 5:30pm. Parents and community members can attend via the Livestream link available below or on the East Point Google calendar. When joining the Livestream, using your student's @eastpointsc.org email is most reliable. If you run into issues joining, please email pandatech@eastpointsc.org.