South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees

August 18, 2017 – 11 a.m.

The Inn at USC

888-537-7715, Participant Code 52045398#

A g e n d a


1. Call to Order/Quorum Call

2. Welcome/Introductions                                   

3. Approval of Minutes of June 16, 2017           

4. Consent Agenda:


Ratify Actions of the Executive Committee/Early Head Start Governance Council


5. Chairman’s Report – Ken Wingate


6. Committee Reports:


6a. Legislative Committee – Senator Gerald Malloy, Chair


6b. Finance and Administration – Judith Aughtry, Chair


Financial Update

FY17 Audit Entrance Letter from Greene, Finney & Horton, LLC.  


6c. Program and Grants Committee – Jennifer McConnell, Chair


(Debate adjourned from June 16, 2017) Evidence-Based Program Requirement


6d. Strategic Planning and Evaluation Committee – Alexia Newman, Chair


6e. Early Head Start Governance Council – Roger Pryor, Chair


Early Head Start Monitoring Results – February 2017


7. Interim Director’s Report Julia-Ellen Davis

– Update on First Steps 4K  Martha Strickland

– Update on Early Head Start – Rebecca Brown

– Update from the Equity and Diversity Workgroup – Debbie Robertson


8. Executive Session to Discuss a Personnel Matter


9. Closing RemarksKen Wingate



Next meeting: September 14, 2017 (11 am – The Inn at USC)