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Star News: News from the Board 4/21/14

posted Apr 23, 2014, 8:02 AM by Calley Herzog   [ updated Apr 23, 2014, 8:02 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
News from the Board:
"In case you missed it": The Board met on April 16th for its regular monthly business meeting. During the meeting the Board met the buyer's representative that will be negotiating on behalf of the school for the new high school, including design and location of the building; discussed the Accountability Committee's tool to be used in its annual evaluation of the Board and tied it to the Colorado Department of Education tools used in the Board self evaluation, principal evaluation, and staff evaluations; discussed the new Community Relations webpage; reviewed and approved the election budget for the spring election; reviewed and approved the district format of the 2014-2015 school budget; discussed methods for encouraging full community support in fundraising and volunteering efforts; completed the first review of the New Board Member Orientation Policy; discussed ways to engage more community involvement in the State of the School (full presentation can be found  HERE); and reviewed recommendations from the Accountability Committee based on the community survey.

A special thank you to the staff and administration for hosting the first ever Board Visit Day on April 18th. Board members were treated to a day of demonstrations and examples on how the mission is applied in the classroom every day and were able to observe how fundraising dollars have benefited the students. This is a best practice for governing boards that will be continued going forward. 

Upcoming Board Meetings:
May 28th:  Business Meeting at 6:30 PM at Stargate
June 18th:  Business Meeting at 6:30 PM at Stargate

Stargate Governance 101:
What are the duties of the Board?  The primary responsibilities of the Governance Board of Directors are to:  determine the character of the school and uphold the School's mission; create a strategic vision and plan; establish overall policy; assure financial stability; institute and promote fundraising; and ensure that the school has appropriate resources to effectively implement the strategic plan and execute the day-to-day school operations.

Do you have a question for the Board? Send an email togovernance@stargateschool.org.

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) torecruiting@stargateschool.org
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.

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