The meeting opened with a devotion by Board member Steve Hatter and a time of prayer.
Correspondence was received and reviewed.
A draft GCS Five-year Strategic Plan was handed out. At the September board meeting there will be an in depth comparison of the existing and new plan, and the Board will also discuss action steps for implementation of the plan.
Elder representatives updated the Board on events at Anchorage Grace Church.
Randy discussed new employees, and three employee contracts were ratified.
The Board was updated on ALICE training and security measures. Additional security steps were discussed.
The Board discussed the “Kissinger property” which are the parcels across Pintail The donors have requested a payment schedule with full payment due December, 2018. The Board discussed the purpose of the property. Church representatives expressed their support for keeping the property. A focus group was formed and will report at the next meeting.
Financial report: Current forecast is that the school year will see the budget in the black.
The Board discussed the withdrawal of students this summer. Advancement representatives will report on the reasons for withdrawal at a later meeting.
Board member Susan Snow was recognized. As required by the Bylaws, she is stepping down after six years of service.