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Open Seat on School Accountability Committee

posted by Lisa Griffin

At the April 18 Stargate Board of Directors meeting, the School Accountability Committee reported the resignation of one of its parent members, Amanda Szymanski. 

It is expected that a new parent member will be appointed to the position during the May 15 Stargate Board meeting. The person appointed will serve until the Fall election and then - if they want to continue to serve - would need to run for the seat. For more information about the School Accountability Committee, visit the group's page, http://charter.stargateschool.org/committees/accountability

Anyone interested in joining the group to serve until the Fall election should contact recruiting@stargateschool.org. You may be asked to complete a Candidate Application Form and consent to a background check.

Submit Questions Now for Stargate Board Candidate Forum

posted Apr 16, 2019, 2:10 PM by Lisa Griffin

The Recruiting Committee is hosting a Candidates Forum for candidates running to fill 3 open seats on the Stargate Board of Directors. The event will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 2, at the Stargate Performing Arts Center. All community members are encouraged to attend.

Questions for the candidates can be submitted using this FORM and are due by noon on Saturday, April 27. The final slate of questions will be decided prior to the start of the event. The same questions will be asked of all candidates. More information about the Candidate Forum event, including guidelines for participants, can be found on the Forms and Files page, in the Recruiting and Elections Committee document folder.  More information about the Board of Directors election can be found on the Elections page. 

Candidates will also have an opportunity to introduce themselves briefly at the State of the School, scheduled to start at 6pm on April 24. 

Questions about the Candidate Forum can be emailed to recruiting@stargateschool.org.

Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey - 2018-19 Parent Feedback

posted Apr 16, 2019, 10:37 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Apr 16, 2019, 10:47 AM ]

The School Accountability Committee has compiled data from the annual confidential Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey.

The survey was conducted January 7-21, 2019 and was open to all parent members of the Stargate community.

Parent Survey results are posted in the Accountability Committee folder on the Forms and Files page. A link to the results can also be found on the School Accountability Committee page.

The goal of this survey is to gauge how Stargate is meeting the needs of your children and family. Specifically, these results are used to:
  • Create recommendations for the Governance Board
  • Prepare reports for the State of the School presentation
  • Guide the Governance Board in their reviews of the Administration
  • Monitor progress toward Stargate’s goals
The survey is anonymous! No names or IP address are collected.

If you have any questions about the survey or about the 2018-19 data, please email accountability@stargateschool.org.

Apply Now to Run for a Seat on the Stargate Board

posted Apr 2, 2019, 10:15 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Apr 12, 2019, 12:22 PM ]

(this notice was emailed to Community members on April 1)

NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD POSITIONS ARE NOW OPEN

The nominating period for 3 open board seats is open NOW through, April 15 at 5 pm. Two seats are for 3-year terms and one seat is for a 1-year term. If you are interested in running for the board, the nominating form can be found HERE. Information on what is expected of board members can be found on the Board Members page. Additional information for candidates is available on the Candidate Information Sheet. If you desire more information, please contact the Stargate Recruiting Committee at recruiting@stargateschool.org.

This year, all candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves briefly at the State of the School on April 24 and the Recruiting Committee will be hosting a moderated forum for the candidates on May 2 at 6:30pm. Please be prepared to attend both of these events if running.

Reminder - Electronic Voting for Spring Governance Board Elections

posted Mar 23, 2019, 2:17 PM by Lisa Griffin

Spring elections are right around the corner. Stakeholders will receive electronic ballot instructions on May 1.

Paperless Voting Requires a Valid Email Address

Stargate conducts elections in electronic format. Ballots are sent to the stakeholder email address on file in Infinite Campus, as per election policy. It is the responsibility of each Stargate stakeholder to reconfirm that they have a VALID EMAIL address in Infinite Campus. The Election Committee will collect the email addresses from Infinite Campus 30 days prior to the spring election. Even stakeholders who believe their email is correct are asked to please double-check and confirm. Your vote depends on it!

To check the email address registered with Infinite Campus, stakeholders can log in to Infinite Campus, https://ic.adams12.org/campus/portal/adams12.jsp.  

What is a Qualified Email Address?

A “qualified” email address has three characteristics (and all must be satisfied to vote by email):
  1. Your email address must be current. A current email address is one that you check regularly (i.e. daily). It can be a work or personal email address, but it must be one that you know works and you are actively able to use.
  2. Your email address must be valid. A valid email address is one that has been entered correctly. Examples of valid email addresses are: bob21@gmail.com, dogsforbones33@comcast.net, elmer.fudd@hotmail.com. Examples of invalid addresses are: bobsemailnodomain, baddomain@gmai.cnmm, and missingatsign.com.
  3. It must be unique. A unique email address is one that is NOT SHARED (because we can only send one ballot per email address).
It is the stakeholder's responsibility to ensure they have a current, valid and unique email address registered in Infinite Campus (where the Election Committee gets the list of stakeholders and their email addresses) 30 days prior to the election.

Stargate adopted Paperless Voting in Spring 2018. 

Need More Information?

For more information about elections at Stargate or paperless voting, please go to our Election Page at http://charter.stargateschool.org/elections or visit our FAQ on Paperless Voting, http://charter.stargateschool.org/elections/paperless-voting.

A reminder to check email addresses was emailed to community members on March 8, 2019. A sample of the email is provided in the PDF document at the bottom of this page. 

4th Quarter 2018 - Quarterly KPI Progress Report

posted Mar 22, 2019, 7:13 PM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Mar 22, 2019, 7:14 PM ]

The December 2018 quarterly Key Performance Indicators (KPI) report - a tool to help stakeholders better understand how Stargate is performing relative to the school's strategic plan and its KPIs - is posted below.
The document can also be found in Forms and Files, in the KPI folder.

The report will be updated quarterly by the School Accountability Committee. If you have any questions, please contact accountability@stargateschool.org.

About Stargate's Key Performance Indicators:

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are measurable values that demonstrate how the school is performing. These values are represented in five categories that align with the Governance Board’s Strategic Plan. Defined goals and measures that are outlined in the school’s Unified Improvement Plan are also included so that progress toward those goals can be more effectively evaluated and tracked. Stargate School’s KPIs are formulated and monitored by the School Accountability Committee. As data from various sources is collected and analyzed and historical trends are established, changes may be made to the scoring process. New indicators will also be included as new data becomes available. KPIs will be updated on a quarterly basis and will be made available to the Stargate community after data is finalized and approved.

The KPIs will highlight areas of strength, as well as reveal areas that require continued attention and goal-oriented strategies. The KPIs will be utilized by the Board in the preparation of each year’s Strategic Plan, as well as in their day-to-day decision making as they strive to fulfill the school’s mission.

3rd Quarter 2018 - Quarterly KPI Progress Report

posted Nov 15, 2018, 2:10 PM by Lisa Griffin

The September 2018 quarterly Key Performance Indicators (KPI) report - a tool to help stakeholders better understand how Stargate is performing relative to the school's strategic plan and its KPIs - is posted below.
The document can also be found in Forms and Files, in the KPI folder.

The report will be updated quarterly by the School Accountability Committee. If you have any questions, please contact accountability@stargateschool.org.

About Stargate's Key Performance Indicators:

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are measurable values that demonstrate how the school is performing. These values are represented in five categories that align with the Governance Board’s Strategic Plan. Defined goals and measures that are outlined in the school’s Unified Improvement Plan are also included so that progress toward those goals can be more effectively evaluated and tracked. Stargate School’s KPIs are formulated and monitored by the School Accountability Committee. As data from various sources is collected and analyzed and historical trends are established, changes may be made to the scoring process. New indicators will also be included as new data becomes available. KPIs will be updated on a quarterly basis and will be made available to the Stargate community after data is finalized and approved.

The KPIs will highlight areas of strength, as well as reveal areas that require continued attention and goal-oriented strategies. The KPIs will be utilized by the Board in the preparation of each year’s Strategic Plan, as well as in their day-to-day decision making as they strive to fulfill the school’s mission.

Applications Due by Nov 12 For Open Board Position

posted Oct 31, 2018, 11:00 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 11:03 AM ]

The Governance Board is accepting applications until Monday, Nov. 12, to fill a seat vacated on Oct. 31 by Taylor Johnson. The appointed applicant will serve until the next election (May 2019). 

Interested applicants should complete the online application (found HERE or on the Elections page). The Board will make a formal appointment by a majority vote at the next Board Business meeting, set for 6 p.m, on Wednesday, Nov. 28. As part of the candidate review process, all applicants will be interviewed by the Board, either during the Nov. 28 Board meeting or, if there are more than 3 applicants and candidate/Board Member scheduling allows, the Board may schedule a separate meeting for conducting the interviews before the Nov. 28 meeting, 

For more information about expectations for Board members, visit the Current Board Members page.

Job Description

Purpose: To serve the Board of Directors for Stargate Charter School as a voting member, to develop policies for the operation of the organization, to monitor and evaluate its finances, programs and performance.

Time Requirement: Typically 10-12 hours per month, but can require more time when time sensitive issues arise. It includes board meetings, required training, events, committee meetings, and outside preparation time.

If you have specific questions about the application, the process for appointment, or what it means to serve on the Governance Board, contact a current Board Member or email recruiting@stargateschool.org

Fall Election Results

posted Sep 24, 2018, 5:06 PM by Lisa Griffin

The following election results have been ratified by the Stargate School Election Committee for the three open parent seats of the Stargate School Accountability Committee (2-year terms):

Ballot:  2018 Stargate School Accountability Committee (Parent Seats) 

Election Completed: Sept. 24 2018 @ 4pm MT

 Candidate Vote Count Elected
 Lisa Hosfelt 192 X
 Becca Borden 173 X
 Jessica Greco 156 X
 Kristin Seger 96 
 Adrian Miller 90 
 Ellen Valentine 86 

Turnout: 290 (17.2%) of 1688 electors voted in this ballot.

BiBi Paul, Chair
Election Committee 

Voting Closes Monday - School Accountability Committee Seats

posted Sep 22, 2018, 9:28 AM by Lisa Griffin

Voting opened Monday, Sept. 17 for three parent seats on Stargate’s School Accountability Committee (SAC). Candidate information, as well as other election details are available on the Elections page. Voting will close at 4pm on Sept. 24. If you would like more information on what the SAC does, visit the SAC page or you can contact the Accountability Committee directly at accountability@stargateschool.org.

This election will be conducted in an electronic format only (no paper ballots). Ballots will be sent to the stakeholder email address on file in Infinite Campus, as per election policy.

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