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Star News: News from the Board 1/12/15

posted Jan 20, 2015, 6:40 AM by Calley Herzog   [ updated Jan 20, 2015, 6:40 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
News from the Board:
"In case you missed it": The Board last met on November 19th where they reviewed and approved the 2015 School Unified Improvement Plan (UIP); reviewed and approved the Community Satisfaction Survey; thanked the Community Relations Committee for their excellent Chili Cook Off Bingo Night Event; received an update on the Stargate 20th Anniversary celebration plans; received a summary of and approved the financial audit report; received an update of the school financials, including a discussion of the High School financing plan to verify that funding continues to be viable; accepted the Finance Committee's recommendation for spending $8500 from a John Irwin grant received in 2006 to fund teachers classroom needs; discussed the need for more participation of the Finance Committee at certain meetings of the Property Corporation for additional support; and developed a plan to provide the revised Bylaws to the community for review in January in preparation for the election in April where the community will be asked to vote on the revisions.

Upcoming Board Meetings: 
January 21st:  Business Meeting at 6:30 PM at Stargate
February 18th:  Business Meeting at 6:30PMat Stargate

Stargate Governance 101:
What happens if there are not enough votes cast for changes to the Bylaws? There are certain sections of the Bylaws that require a specific percentage of participation from the community, in addition to a positive vote, to make a change. If there are not enough votes cast, changes won't be made to those sections. This could limit our flexibility for strategic and responsible growth into the High School. The election committee will make it very easy and simple to cast your vote. The Board will communicate the proposed changes and hold information sessions so that you understand them before the vote. You'll need to be sure to cast your vote.

Board Thank You:
A big thank you from the Board for the efforts of the Community Relations Committee for our 20th anniversary celebration.  These volunteers did a great job coordinating all of the activities that helped make the event so successful.

If you have a question for the board, please send an email to governance@stargateschool.org.
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