Board Roles and Responsibilities

The model of decision-making is democratic and designed to provide internal controls to prevent fraud and conflict of interest. The Board of Directors reviews the academic programs and provides support in achieving short-term and long-term goals set by the Charter School.

Duties of the Board of Directors

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Promotes and guides the mission and vision of the school.
  • Hires and evaluates the Executive Director.
  • Receives reports directly from the Executive Director of the total operation of the school including, but not limited to, budget, curriculum, activities, student achievement data, evaluation of Principals (Chancellors), and renewal of staff contracts.
  • Ratifies contracts of employees after recommendation by the Executive Director.
  • Acts as a fiscal agent, which includes the receipt of funds for operations.
  • Develops, reviews, or revises performance measures, including school goals.
  • Reviews the school master calendar and schedule of Board meetings.
  • Develops Board of Directors policies and procedures.
  • Participates in dispute resolution, when necessary.
  • Ratifies charter amendments material revisions.
  • Approves annual fiscal audit and performance report.
  • Holds Expulsion hearings or makes the final decision regarding student expulsion after recommendation by an Administrative Panel.
  • Ratifies personnel discipline decisions, as needed.
  • Ratifies compensation plans and stipend schedules. 

Duties of the President 

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Presides at the Board of Directors meetings
  • Exercises and performs such other powers and duties as the Board of Directors may assign from time to time.

Duties of the Vice-President 

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Fulfills the duties of the President's absence.
  • Coordinates and prepares meeting agendas with the Board President.

Duties of the Treasurer 

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Oversees or causes to oversee all books, records of accounts, and business transactions.
  • Oversees all deposits and disbursements of money and valuables.
  • Responsible for contracting with an independent auditor.
  • Oversees the formation and function of annual audit committee findings and reporting.
  • Services as a liaison to the County on issues related to fiscal matters. 

Duties of the Secretary 

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Keeps or causes to be kept a book of minutes of all meetings, proceedings, and actions of the Board and of the committees of the Board.
  • Keeps or causes to be kept, at the principal office, a copy of the Articles of Incorporation and bylaws, amended to date. 
  • Gives, or causes to be given, notice of all meetings of the Board and of committees of the Board of Directors that these Bylaws require to be given.
  • Keeps the corporate seal, if any, in safe custody and will have such other powers and perform such other duties as the Board of Directors of the Bylaws may require.
  • Implements Brown Act training and serves as a liaison to the County on issues related to policy and records.