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

Alice O’Connor

Board Chair
Owner/Founder of Procuredly

David Chao

Vice Chair
Chao & Associates Engineering

Joshua McDuffie

Director of Technology at Milliken Advisors

Kristen Lamkin

Physical Therapist

Alan Buck

Board Member
Client Relations Executive, Ingenico Mobile Solutions

Adrian Laseter

Board Member
Psychologist, Primary Care Mental Health Integration

Jonathan Palance

Board Member
Owner Soda City Films

Shelby Leonardi

Board Member
Legal Writing Instructor at the University of South Carolina School of Law

Jiang Liu

Board Member
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

Meeting Details

Board meetings for the 22/23 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.