Mountain Island Charter School

MICS Board

MICS Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday 2/24 at 6pm.  The meeting will be entirely closed session per NC Statute 143-318.11(a) (6).
MICS Board of Directors 2020-2021
Laura Jung
Eric LaForce
Kim Leppert
Kelly Loving
Kelly Pledger
Todd Porter
Brett Rhinehardt
Greg Snelson
Kevin Wiley
Richard Zinno
2020-2021 Meeting Calendar
Board Meetings - Monthly meetings are 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
August 10th (Due to NC Phase 2 restrictions, the Board meeting Monday can only take visitors by phone.
Please use the following call-in number if you wish to "attend" the August meeting:
704-382-5555 with code 148721# )
September 14th (Due to NC Phase 2.5 restrictions, the Board meeting Monday can only take visitors by phone.
Please use the following call-in number if you wish to "attend" the September meeting:
704-382-5555 with code 148721# )
October 12th (Due to Phase 3 restrictions increasing interior meeting attendance limits, the October and all future meetings will return to the usual in-person format (time and place info above).  Current state health guidelines (such as masking and distancing) will be followed).
Until in-person attendance safety is less of a potential concern, the Board will allow a listen-in only call line during meetings.  The line will be muted, and audio clarity cannot be guaranteed, but it is an option for anyone not able to attend.  The number is 704-382-5555 Code 148721#. In-person attendance is (following safety protocols) always encouraged, is optimal, and is required for any public comment.
November 9th
December 14th
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Meeting ID: 856 7981 3466
Passcode: 221011
For this Zoom call, we are only going to allow people to join via their computers instead of their phones. We are doing this so we can efficiently support public comment, their allotted times, and keep the line clear so it's as good a remote experience as possible. A few things to make sure you have done so its easy to log in
   1. Make sure you have a Zoom login. Most people likely already have an account that they log in for work or school, but if you do not you can signup for an account
   2. If you wish to speak during the public comment section, once you join please comment in the Zoom Chat that you plan to speak. Per our Public Comment Policy ( each individual has three minutes to speak. We will adhere to this so as to move through comments efficiently and give others a chance to speak. You will be called on and unmuted when it is your turn to speak.
   3. Once all public comments are completed, everyone except the audio for the board meeting room will be muted and stay muted.
January 11th
The format for this meeting will be the same zoom format as it was for the December meeting. Please see details below:
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Passcode: 535070
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January 18th - A special board meeting has been called for Monday the 18th at 6:00 pm. Monday's meeting will be held in closed session per 143-318-11.(a)(6).
February 8th -
The format for February's board meeting will continue to be Zoom for all visitors.
Per the NC modified stay at home order, all Board meeting visitors will be via Zoom in February.
Register in advance for the February 8th MICS Board meeting:
February 22 -
MICS Board will hold a special meeting Monday 2/22 at 6pm.  The meeting will be entirely closed session per NC Statute 143-318.11(a) (6).
February 24th -
MICS Board will hold a special meeting Monday 2/24 at 6pm.  The meeting will be entirely closed session per NC Statute 143-318.11(a) (6).
March 8th -
Per the increased internal gathering guidelines set in place by the Governor as of 2/28, the March and all future Board meetings will be back to the original format (in-person attendance).  Masks and other social distancing COVID guidelines must be followed by all visitors.
March 25th - Academic Subcommittee Meeting on Thursday, March 25th at 5:30 pm
April 12th
May 10th
June 14th
July 28th - 
MICS Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday 7/28 at 5:30 pm.  
Subcommittee Meetings - Meetings of Academics, Finance, and Governance subcommittees are scheduled as needed.  Meetings occur between monthly board meetings to do initial work for consideration or approval by the full board as needed.  Should your interest or skill set lead you to work with any of these subcommittees, contact any board member for more information.
Meeting dates and places will be posted here as scheduled.
October 5th: Governance Meeting, 6:00 pm in the atrium
October 7th: Academic Subcommittee Meeting, 530PM
Meeting ID: 871 9795 2063
Passcode: 941023
February 5th: Topic: Governance touch point
Time: Feb 5, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 714 7064 1118
Passcode: fU4hUQ
February 19: Governance Meeting, 2:00 pm 
April 23: Governance Meeting, 2:00 pm
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May 7th: Governance Meeting, 2:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 734 5222 4443
Passcode: 964uMN
Governance committee meetings will be held every other week beginning Friday, May 1 at 2 pm until August 27. Stay turned for the zoom meeting information for each meeting a few days before the meeting.
June 4th: Governance Meeting, 2:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 793 0797 8490
Passcode: 2DBCW9
June 11th: Finance Meeting, 7:30 am
*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 or a representative of an organization may address the Board on any subject that falls within the purview of Mountain Island Charter School (MICS).  The speaking order and agenda placement for public comment will be at the discretion of the Board Chair.  A maximum of seven individuals and/or group representatives will be allowed to speak.  Each speaker will be allowed a maximum of three minutes to speak; each group representative will be allowed a maximum of five minutes.  Individuals or group representatives may only make a single appearance at each regularly scheduled Board meeting.

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.  Speakers must give their name and relation to or involvement with MICS at the beginning of their comments.  Speakers and attendees should only address the Board with their comments.  Speakers and attendees should not address other speakers or attendees with their comments.  Communication should be respectful and in a conversational tone at all times.  Sharing or granting speaking time to others is not permitted.  Any materials a speaker desires to provide the Board should be sent to the Board Secretary up to 72 hours before the Board meeting at which they are speaking.  Distribution of materials by speakers or attendees at Board meetings will not be permitted.  Speakers and attendees are welcome to be present for the entire board meeting; however, they may not participate or comment.  DIsruptions or attempts to interact with board members may be grounds to be asked to leave the meeting.  If necessary the Board meeting will be adjourned. 

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