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Star News: News from the Board 11/3/14

posted Nov 6, 2014, 3:40 PM by Calley Herzog   [ updated Nov 6, 2014, 3:40 PM by Lisa Griffin ]
News from the Board:
"In case you missed it": The Board last met on October 15th for a regular business meeting where they recognized the newly elected parent members of the Accountability Committee, appointed staff members Katie Bolger and Amber Butler to the Accountability Committee and acknowledged the new parent co-chair Jeff Waggoner and staff co-chairs Camille Ross and Amber Butler; thanked the Community Relations Committee for their support of the staff during the parent/teacher conferences; reviewed the election statistics; received an update of the school financials, including a discussion of the High School financing plan; reviewed the preliminary audit results; introduced a resolution to support the High School financials; discussed potential grant opportunities from corporations as well as directed the finance committee to provide a recommendation, along with the administration, for spending current grant money; discussed board and committee training requirements; and continued to discuss the need to update the Bylaws in preparation for the High School.
Upcoming Board Meetings:
November 19th: Business Meeting at 6:30 PM at Stargate
December 17th: Business Meeting at 6:30 PM at Stargate

Stargate Governance 101:
Why does the community need to vote on changes made to the Bylaws? The Board is reviewing the Bylaws for changes that will be necessary to prepare or the High School Expansion. Some of those changes are in sections of the Bylaws that can only be changed when at least 30% of the community votes and 67% of those voting approve of the changes. This was set up to make sure that the community is informed of these kinds of changes. You can expect information sessions in the Spring on what those changes will need to be well before a vote is taken. It will be critical for the community to participate in this vote.

If you have a question for the board, please send an email to

Board Thank You:
A BIG thank you from the Board to the parent volunteers. Their support is always appreciated, especially during classroom party events.