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Notice of Board Meeting: April 18, 2019 at 6pm

posted Apr 17, 2019, 2:27 PM by Lisa Griffin

Notice emailed to community members on April 17, advising that Board meeting originally scheduled for April 17 has been postponed to April 18.

Dear Stargate Community,

In light of the recent communication from Adams 12 that all schools and facilities will remain closed for the remainder of today and after school activities are still canceled, we are rescheduling tonight's Board meeting to tomorrow night, April 18, at 6pm in the Secondary Commons. The revised agenda can be found here.

Notice of Board Meeting: April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

posted Apr 15, 2019, 1:08 PM by Leah Choi   [ updated Apr 16, 2019, 10:01 AM by Jane Baker ]

Meeting will be held in the Secondary Commons. 

Full Agenda can be found here.

Board of Directors Update

posted Apr 4, 2019, 12:24 PM by Jane Baker

Dear Stargate Community - 

We are excited to announce that on April 3rd, the Board voted unanimously that Michael Henderson is the finalist under consideration for the Executive Director of Academics position.

The Board and administrative team are pleased to introduce Mr. Henderson to our community and invite you to review his background and qualifications. We are confident that he will be an excellent addition to the Stargate Community.  (Executive Director of Academics – Finalist Information)

At our next Board Meeting on April 17, 2019 the Board will consider offering the Executive Director of Academics position to the selected finalist.

As discussed at the Board meeting last night, the Board selected Mr. Henderson as the most qualified candidate based on his leadership principles, his executive director experience, his experience as a principal, his experience working with special populations, his knowledge of Colorado charter school law and his demonstrated ability to receive input from many different stakeholder groups (i.e. parents, staff, parent run boards, charter authorizers and school districts) while keeping the students and the school’s mission and vision at the core of executive level decision making. 

We want to again thank every staff member, parent volunteer and administrator for the time and effort invested in this process.  For more information about the search committee, community events and community feedback the Board used to make this decision please visit the Executive Director of Academics – Finalist Information webpage.

If you have any questions or feedback for the Board please contact us at governance@stargateschool.org.

 

Sincerely,

Stargate Governance Board 

Executive Director of Academics Search Update

posted Apr 3, 2019, 8:02 PM by Lisa Griffin

On April 3, the Stargate Governance Board voted unanimously that Michael Henderson is the finalist under consideration for the Executive Director of Academics position. In accordance with the open meeting requirements of C.R.S. § 24-6-402(3.5), this notification is being published 14 days in advance of the April 17, 2019 Board Meeting when the Board will consider offering this position to the selected finalist.

Town Hall Reminder and Community Feedback

posted Apr 2, 2019, 10:10 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 10:10 AM ]

(emailed to Community members on April 2)

Executive Director of Academics Town Hall Reminder and Community Feedback

Please join us this evening at 6:30pm in the Elementary Commons, for a Town Hall Community Meeting to meet the three final candidates.

Feedback about the candidates from the Stargate community is being gathered after the Town Hall Meeting and will be presented to the Stargate Board of Directors. Please click HERE to provide feedback about the candidates. The feedback survey will be open until 10am on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Interviews for the Executive Director of Academics position with the Stargate Board of Directors will be held at Stargate on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 10am - 1pm. The final board discussion and decision will be during an open meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Both of these meetings will be held in the Performing Arts Auditorium.

Executive Director of Academics Town Hall Reminder

posted Apr 2, 2019, 10:08 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 10:11 AM ]

(emailed to community members on March 31)

Executive Director of Academics Town Hall Reminder

If you have questions you would like to be considered for the Town Hall on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 6:30 in the Elementary Commons, please complete the form found HERE. Today is the last day to submit questions.Questions are due by midnight on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The questions will be asked by a moderator at the meeting and the same questions will be asked of all of the candidates.

A short bio and answers to informational questions from each of the final candidates can be found on the website HERE.

Feedback about the candidates from the Stargate community will be gathered after the Town Hall for presentation to the Stargate Board of Directors.

Executive Director of Academics Search Update

posted Apr 2, 2019, 10:06 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 10:11 AM ]

(emailed to Community members on March 22)

The Executive Director of Academics Search Ad Hoc Committee has identified the top three candidates to move forward with the next steps in the hiring process. The committee was comprised of 10 teachers, 5 support staff, 3 members of administration, 1 Adams12 district representative, 2 Stargate board members, and 1 Stargate Accountability Committee member. We had nearly 80 people apply for the position and the Ad Hoc Committee reviewed and ranked 31 qualified applicants. The Ad Hoc Committee then interviewed 7 candidates and voted on the three finalists. The candidates were evaluated based on community feedback regarding the following characteristics: Administration/Higher Level Leadership Experience, Gifted Education Experience, Curriculum and Instruction Experience, Community Outreach and Engagement, Social Emotional Learning, Charter School Experience, Special Education Experience, Strategic Planning Experience.

A short bio and answers to questions from each of the final candidates can be found on the website HERE.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 6:30 in the Elementary Commons, for a Town Hall Community Meeting to meet these three final candidates. If you have questions you would like to be considered for the Town Hall, please complete the form found HERE. Questions are due by midnight on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Feedback about the candidates from the Stargate community will be gathered after the Town Hall for presentation to the Stargate Board of Directors.

Interviews for the Executive Director of Academics position with the Stargate Board of Directors will be held at Stargate on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 10am - 1pm. The final board discussion and decision will be during an open meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Both of these meetings will be held in the Performing Arts Auditorium.

Notice of Board Meeting: March 20, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

posted Mar 18, 2019, 8:47 AM by Leah Choi

Meeting will be held in the Performing Arts Auditorium. 

Full Agenda can be found here.

Update: Charter Resolution Response

posted Feb 24, 2019, 10:54 AM by Elizabeth Williams

Dear Stargate Community,

As I reported in my update to you last week, on February 11 the Adams 12 Board of Education
voted unanimously to renew our charter for a three-year term with the option to request two
more years without a formal renewal application.  The resolution contained 17 conditions for
the renewal. The full resolution can be accessed here.

Last night the Board passed a motion instructing our school attorney to file a notice of appeal
with the Colorado State Board of Education. It is important to note that this is simply an appeal
of the process, NOT an appeal of the 17 conditions. The inclusion of these 17 items as
conditions of the renewal eliminates our opportunity to negotiate any of the specifics of these
17 items and is therefore not in the best interest of our community.

It is also important to note that we agree, and intend to comply, with most of the content in
those 17 conditions. We are already working with District staff to move forward on several of
the specific items. This appeal represents the Board’s belief that these 17 important items
should be part of contract negotiations to ensure that the terms are explicit and are
contractually agreed upon by both parties. We look forward to continuing our collaborative
work with the District staff to make Stargate the best school it can be and better serve our
students.

Last night the Board also passed a motion to table the second reading of the revised admissions
policy until the March Board meeting. The delay between first and second readings of policies is
intended to provide transparency and opportunity for community engagement when the Board
is considering new or modified governance policies. The modified policy can be accessed here.

If you have any questions about the charter renewal process or the admissions policy, please
contact us: governance@stargateschool.org.

Sincerely,

Calley Herzog
Stargate Board President

Notice of Board Meeting: February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

posted Feb 18, 2019, 2:26 PM by Leah Choi   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 7:30 AM ]

Meeting will be held in the Secondary Commons. 

Full Agenda can be found here.

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