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Star News: News from the Board 3/31/14

posted Mar 21, 2014, 9:58 AM by Calley Herzog   [ updated Mar 21, 2014, 9:58 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
News from the Board:
"In case you missed it": The Board met on March 19th for its regular monthly business meeting. During the meeting the Board received a recommendation from the Administration and High School investigation Committees regarding the proposed expansion to 9-12 grades.  Based on the work and recommendation of the committees and staff, the Board unanimously approved the expansion of Stargate High School for the 2015-2016 school year.  In addition, the Board approved an additional 3rd grade class for the 2014-2015 school year to better align with the growth plan (resulting in expansion for the elementary school to include an additional class in K-3), approved the 2014-2015 school calendar, received an update on the status of the community survey results and recommendations (to be presented at the State of the School on April 9th), reviewed and approved the 2014-2015 Budget Model, and reviewed and approved the updated Communication Pathways.

Upcoming Board Meetings:
April 9th: State of the School Presentation at 6:30 PM at Stargate
April 16th: Business Meeting at 6:30 PM at Stargate
May 28th:  Business Meeting at 6:30 PM at Stargate
Stargate Governance 101:
What is the "State of the School" presentation? The Stargate Bylaws require the Board to present to the community the results of the community survey, an update on the financial status of the school, an update on fundraising efforts and progress towards educational goals.  Please join us on April 9th at 6:30 PM in the multi-purpose room.

Do you have a question for the Board? Send an email to

Spring Elections
The Governance Board will have one vacant seat for the Spring election.  Nominations for this seat will be accepted starting April 1, 2014 and will close April 21, 2014.  If you are interested in running for the Board, please submit your application/nomination form (or questions) to  Forms can be found on the Governance Page Forms and Files under section 007_Recruiting and Elections Committee Documents.  Spring elections will take place from May 1, 2014 - May 8, 2014.