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Star News: News from the Board 01/07/13

posted Jan 7, 2013, 10:11 AM by Calley Herzog   [ updated Jan 7, 2013, 10:11 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
News from the Board:
"In case you missed it": The latest businessmeeting of the Board was held on December 12th. For those not able to attend, here are some highlights: The Board received an operational update from Acting Head of School Josh Cochran, reviewed the proposed survey questions for the School climate surveys, discussed the plan for the Head of School Search Committee, approved the revised Election policy and reviewed and approved the tool to be used in evaluation of the Acting Head of School.
New Website is active: The Website committee has been hard at work creating a new and improved Stargate School website. You are still be able to view teacherblogs, get key school information and dates and find links to order lunch. In addition, improvements to the Governance portal provide greater transparency for all Governance activities, including agendas, summaries of meetings and committee work. We look forward to your feedback in the new year. Kudos to the Website committee for all of their hard work!

Upcoming Meetings:
January 9th, Business Session at 6:00 PM at Stargate: Review of proposed security improvements, culture & climate surveys
January 18th, Retreat/Strategic Planning Session
January 23rd, Planning Session at 6:00 PM at Stargate

Stargate Governance 101:
Do you know the Stargate mission statement? The mission statement is the driving force behind all school decisions. All board, administration and staff actions should always support the mission of the school.
Stargate School will provide a differentiated program designed specifically to meet the needs of identified intellectually gifted learners in order to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development and encourage a life-long love of learning.”

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