MICS Board

MICS Board of Directors 2023-2024
Kelly Dempsey
Rodward Hewlin
Eric LaForce
Kim Leppert
Kelly Loving
Stephanie Sherer
Chad Stachowicz
Alan Vanevenhoven
Kevin Wiley
Richard Zinno
2023-2024 Meeting Calendar
Board Meetings - Monthly meetings are typically held on the second Monday of each month in the Middle/High School C Building Atrium at 5:30 pm.  Please check this webpage for any meeting changes or alterations (i.e. date or location changes, call-ins, etc.). 
Public comments are allowed at Board meetings within MICS guidelines (see below*).  If you would like to address the Board at any meeting, please contact the Board Secretary at [email protected].
July 27: MICS Board will hold a special virtual meeting on Thursday, July 27, at 5:30 pm.    
August 21
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11
January 11 
February 12
March 11
April 15  
May 13
June 10
2023-2024 Committee Meetings - Meetings of Academics, Finance, Operations/Development and Governance committees are scheduled as needed.  Meetings occur between monthly board meetings to do initial work for consideration or approval by the full board as needed.  
Monday, July 10, 5:30pm - Governance Committee.
Wednesday, July 18, 10:00am - Academic Committee.
Friday, September 22nd, 8:30am - Finance Committee
Monday, September 25, 4:30pm - Governance Committee.
Thursday, September 28, 10:30am - Academics Committee.
Friday, September 29, 8:00am - HR Committee.
Monday, October 16, 5:00pm - Governance Committee. 
Friday, November 10th, 8:30am- Finance Committee    
Friday, December 8th, 8:30am
- Finance Committee
Friday, January 19, 8:30am- Finance Committee    
Monday, January 22, 5:30pm- HR Committee
Wednesday, February 21, 8:30am - Academic Committee.  
Wednesday, February 21, 12:30pm - HR Committee.  
Wednesday, February 28, 11:30am - HR Committee.  
Friday, March 1st, 8:30am- Finance Committee
Friday, March 22nd, 8:00am - HR Committee
Thursday, April 18th, 1:30pm - Governance Committee
Friday, April 19th, 8:30am- Finance Committee
Friday, May 10th, 8:30am
- Finance Committee
Tuesday, June 4, 4:30pm - Governance Committee. Click HERE to join. 
Friday, June 7th, 8:30am
- Finance Committee
Public Comment Policy - MICS Board Meetings

The agenda of every regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting will include a designated time for public comment by those in attendance.  Individuals may address the Board on any subject that falls within the purview of Mountain Island Charter School (MICS); provided that speakers (i) may only address the board with their comments (and not other attendees) and (ii) may not speak specifically about any individual teacher, staff member or board member or engage in personal attacks.  The agenda placement for public comment will be at the discretion of the Board Chair.  A maximum of seven individuals will be allowed to speak.  Each speaker will be allowed a maximum of three minutes to speak. Each individual wishing to speak must sign up at least 24 hours in advance of the board meeting by submitting their name, organization (if applicable) and topic to be discussed in an email addressed to the Board Secretary ([email protected]).    If a speaker desires to provide materials to the Board such materials must be provided to the Board Secretary ([email protected]) at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Distribution of materials by speakers at a Board meeting will not be permitted.  Speakers will be assigned spots on a first come, first served basis. In the event fewer than 7 speakers are registered, the board chair may allow unregistered speakers to provide comment at the board meeting in his or her sole discretion and subject to the other requirements set forth in this policy.


Members of the Board are free to ask questions of, and respond to, speakers; however, members are not required to respond or directly address speaker comments.  Communication should be respectful and in a conversational tone at all times.  Sharing or granting speaking time to others is not permitted.  Speakers and attendees are welcome to be present for the entire board meeting; however, they may not participate or comment. 


The Board of Directors complies with the NC Open Meetings Law (NC Statutes Article 33C). Details on this law can be found at this link: http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByArticle/Chapter_143/Article_33C.html


The Open Meeting Law allows public comments at Board meetings at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The law specifically states that there are specific protocols that should be followed. The following North Carolina General Statute, N.C.G.S. § 143-318.17, addresses the consequences for individuals who do not adhere to public meeting protocol: “A person who willfully interrupts, disturbs, or disrupts an official meeting and who, upon being directed to leave the meeting by the presiding officer, willfully refuses to leave the meeting is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.” (1979, c.655, s.1; 1993, c.539, s.1028; 1994, Ex. Sess., c.24, s.14(c).)


August 2019

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020 


May 2020 - The MICS Board will cancel its May meeting due to Phase 1 restrictions and the lack of required board business to conduct.  This change does not mean that the school is not doing important things to finish our 19-20 school year and contemplate potential 20-21 year changes that may be necessary, but those updates are available in the Raptor Call.  The board will be meeting, in whatever way is necessary per restrictions, on their next scheduled date June 8th.  Any changes to the normal meeting place or format due to restrictions will be posted on this page before that meeting.  Thank you to all Raptors for the work you have done to make the past two months a reality for our students and school during this pandemic response.  We are, as always, proud Raptors.

June 2020

July 2020