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1st Quarter 2020 - Quarterly KPI Progress Report

posted Jul 13, 2020, 9:16 AM by Lisa Griffin

The March 2020 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.

Temporary Appointment to School Accountability Committee

posted May 27, 2020, 8:22 PM by Lisa Griffin

The Board voted at its May 27 meeting to appoint James Brannan to serve until the Fall election on the School Accountability Committee. 

James will be filling a vacancy created in April with the resignation of SAC parent member, Jessica Greco, whose seat is up for election in Fall 2020. If he wants to continue to serve on the SAC past the election date, James will need to run for election to the seat. 

For more information about the School Accountability Committee, visit the group's page, http://charter.stargateschool.org/committees/accountability

Spring Election Results

posted May 15, 2020, 7:30 PM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated May 15, 2020, 7:31 PM ]

The following election results have been ratified by the Stargate School Election Committee for one open parent seat on the Stargate School Governance Board of Directors. The seat will be for a 3-year term. 

Ballot:2020 Stargate Charter School Governance Board of Directors

Election Completed: May 15, 2020 @ 4pm MT

 CandidateVote Count  %Elected 
 Traci Nicks 230 63.5 X
 James Brannan 132 36.5 

Turnout: 362 out of 1916 stakeholders voted (18.9%). 

A PDF file with Certified Results Report from SimplyVoting for this election has been sent to the Stargate Governance Board and will be included in the May 27 Board meeting agenda and minutes.

On behalf of the Stargate Charter School,

Elizabeth Williams, President
Stargate School Governance Board

& the Stargate Election Committee

Governance Board Elections - Voting Open May 6 thru May 15

posted May 8, 2020, 2:52 PM by Lisa Griffin

Voting is now open for the 2020 Spring election. Candidates are running for 1 open parent seat on the Stargate Board of Directors. The seat is for a 3-year term.​​​​​​​

Stakeholders received ballot instructions on May 6 via an email sent from vote@simplyvoting.com with the subject of "2020 Stargate School Spring Election." Stakeholders who did not receive an email should check their junk email folder.

Photos, bios and more information about the parents running for election is posted on the Spring 2020 Election page. Polls will close at 4pm MST on May 15. If you'd like more information about the election process or did not receive a ballot, contact electioncommittee@stargateschool.org.

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 - at least 30 days prior to the election - that they have a VALID EMAIL address in Infinite Campus. For more information about elections at Stargate, including paperless voting, visit the Elections page.

Open Seat on School Accountability Committee

posted May 1, 2020, 12:09 PM by Lisa Griffin

The School Accountability Committee has reported the resignation of one of its parent members, Jessica Greco.

It is expected that a new parent member will be appointed to the position during the May 27 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 submit a Candidate Application Form and will need to consent to a background check. You can also contact recruiting@stargateschool.org for more information.

Submit Questions Now for Board Candidate Forum

posted Apr 29, 2020, 1:47 PM by Lisa Griffin

Join candidates for one open seat on the Stargate Board of Directors at 6pm on May 7 for a moderated Candidate Forum. Questions for the candidates are due by noon on Sunday, May 3, and can be submitted using THIS  FORM, https://forms.gle/CdMjQrokkbDH7Hiu6

The final slate of questions will be decided prior to the start of the event. The same questions will be asked of all candidates. 

The Candidate Forum will be hosted by the Stargate Recruiting Committee and will be conducted this year via video conferencing app. No questions will be taken during the conference. All the community participants need to be on mute during the forum. 

Voting opens May 6 (midnight) and closes May 15 (4pm MT) to fill 1 open parent seat (3-year term) on the Stargate Board of Directors. 

More information about the Board of Directors election and the Candidate Forum, including candidate profiles and “rules of engagement” for the event, can be found on the Spring 2020 Election page. 

Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey - 2019-20 Parent Feedback

posted Apr 17, 2020, 10:24 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Apr 17, 2020, 11:11 AM ]

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

The Parent Survey was conducted January 6-20, 2020 and was open to all parent/guardian members of the Stargate community. A staff survey was conducted at the same time.

Survey results were presented at the Stargate State of the School meeting on April 15. The slides from the State of the School meeting, as well a Parent Survey deck summarizing the complete numerical data from all 505 parent survey respondents, 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 2019-20 data, please email accountability@stargateschool.org.

Apply Now for a Seat on the Stargate Governance Board

posted Apr 10, 2020, 9:06 AM by Lisa Griffin

Interested in serving on Stargate’s School Governance Board?

Nominations Open April 10 through April 24

Nominations will be accepted for 1 open seat on Stargate's Board of Directors from April 10 through April 24 at 5pm. We currently have one seat open for a 3-year term. 

How to Apply

Anyone interested in running for the board must submit a Candidate Application Form, also available from the Elections page. 

More Information about Being a Board Member

Information on what is expected of board members can be found on the Board Members page and in this Candidate Information Sheet. If you would like additional information, please contact the Stargate Recruiting Committee at recruiting@stargateschool.org

Coming Soon - Candidate Forum

This year, the Recruiting Committee will be hosting a moderated forum for candidates at 6:00pm on May 7 via Google Meet. The resulting video will be posted for the community after the Forum. Please be prepared to attend this event if running for a Board seat.

Voting

This election - like other Stargate elections - will be conducted in an electronic format only (no paper ballots). Voting will take place between May 6 and May 14, closing at 4pm. Ballots will be sent to the email address on file in Infinite Campus that eligible stakeholders provided at registration in August as per election policy. Visit the Elections page for more information.

4th Quarter 2019 - Quarterly KPI Progress Report

posted Apr 6, 2020, 1:42 PM by Lisa Griffin

The December 2019 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.

Nominations Opening April 10 for Spring Election

posted Apr 6, 2020, 10:38 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Apr 6, 2020, 10:38 AM ]

We will soon be opening nominations and holding elections for Stargate’s School Governance Board.

Nominations will be accepted from 8am, Friday, April 10 until 5pm Friday, April 24. Watch the Elections page for a link to the nomination form. 

The positions available for this election:
  • 1 Parent seat (three-year term)
Voting for this election will open at midnight, Wednesday, May 6 and will close at 4pm on Friday, May 15. 

If you would like more information on what the Governance Board does, visit the Current Board Members page, which includes general expectations for Board members. Or you can contact the Recruiting Committee at recruiting@stargateschool.org

This election - like other Stargate elections - will be conducted in an electronic format only (no paper ballots). Ballots will be sent to the email address on file in Infinite Campus that eligible stakeholders provided at registration as per election policy. Deadline for updates to email addresses was March 30. 

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