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School Accountability Commitee

Purpose
  • The School Accountability Committee is responsible for defining, measuring, and interpreting progress towards the vision and mission of the school through a continuous cycle of planning, evaluating, measuring, and reporting.
  • The Committee is expected to be composed of three (3) elected staff members, five (5) elected parent members, and an appointed non-voting Board liaison.  Staff members shall be elected by their peers.  Parent members shall be voted into the position by the parent stakeholders.  All members shall be acknowledged by the Board of Directors.  Each member shall serve for a term of two years beginning after elections in the fall and ending two years later at the next election in the fall.

Committee Charter

The School Accountability Committee Charter is posted on the Forms and Files page, in the section titled, "Board Committee Information and Charters."

Committee Contact Information

If you want to contact the committee, please send an email to:

    accountability@stargateschool.org

Members

  • Parent Co-Chair: Lisa Hosfelt
  • Staff Co-Chair: Rita Stephenson
  • Bethanny Tarantino-Kelly, Secretary
  • Rob Cernich, Parent member
  • Barbara Falace, Staff member
  • Patrick Millmore, Parent member
  • Amanda Szymanski, Parent member
  • Michael Volk, Parent member
  • Board Liaison: Teresa Walsh, Board Vice President  

 Meeting Times

The School Accountability Committee meets regularly once per month, typically on the first Monday at 6:30. Please refer to the school calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Related Documents

Minutes for the Accountability Committee can be found on the Forms and Files page, along with committee charter information, the SAC training plan and a SAC FAQ.

2017-18 Stakeholder Survey
2017-18 Quarterly Key Performance Indicators 
 

Running for a Seat on the School Accountability Committee

Interested candidates should review the SAC FAQ document, the SAC training plan and the General Expectations section on this page. For application information, visit the Elections page, which includes more detail about how to apply for a seat on the Stargate School Accountability Committee. 

General Expectations for Committee Members 

Members of the Stargate School Accountability Committee are expected to - at minimum - be familiar with the SAC Charter, Stargate Bylaws, Board Policy Book and Communication Pathways. In addition, each SAC member is expected to:

1. Be an active committee member, prepared to work closely with the school’s Governance Board to analyze performance and measure progress toward established goals. 

2. Attend regular meetings of the School Accountability Committee. The SAC usually meets once a month. 

3. Plan for a two-year term and a time commitment that - although it varies based on time of year and assigned responsibilities - is generally about 3-8 hours per month. 

4. Take responsibility for self-education. Become familiar with school Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and complete the following Board Training Modules within 60 days of assuming a SAC role:
  • Module 4:  Board Structure and Responsibilities
  • Module 6:  Promoting the Vision and Mission
  • Module 7:  Strategic Planning
  • Module 15:  Data Driven Decisions
  • Module 16:  Accountability and Program Assessment
  • Module 17:  Sunshine Law
  • Module 24:  Effective Committees
SAC members should also become familiar with the Public School Accountability Handbook, the District Accountability Handbook, the Unified Improvement Planning Handbook and Stargate's Charter School 101 information. 

5. Exemplify integrity, honesty and respect. 

6. Make dedication and commitment to the vision of Stargate School a top priority.