Board elections will soon be upon us. One of the core tenants of South Carolina’s charter school movement is to ensure parents have a strong voice in the charter school’s management. The South Carolina Calvert Academy Board of Directors is elected by the parents and staff of SCCAL and is comprised of both members of the community and SCCAL parents. The SCCAL Board decides the policies that guide the operations of SCCAL, makes decisions on how best to spend the funds we receive from the state, and defines the standards for performance of the school staff. Participation as a Board Member is your opportunity to have a say in the education of your children.
I ask you to consider submitting an application for yourself or another candidate for consideration as a potential Board member. The main requirements are a passion for high-quality education and a willingness to work as part of a team to advance South Carolina Calvert Academy. When all nominations are received, members of the school community vote to select representatives to serve for two (2) year terms.
Download a 2016 Board Nomination Form (pdf),* which includes an overview of Board responsibilities. For more information on running for a public charter school board, see Prospective Board Members FAQ Info Sheet and So You Want to Be a Charter School Board Member Webinar.
SCCAL Board Nomination and Election Calendar
• August 29 Board begins accepting 2016 Board Nomination Forms
• September 20 Submission Deadline for 2016 Board Nomination Forms
• September 21 Board Election Ballots Published Online
• October 20 (am) Deadline for Voting by email or written proxy
• October 20 Annual Meeting and Board Election (3:30 pm)
If you have any questions regarding the nomination and election process or on the role of a public charter school board member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 864-322-9019. Thank you for your support and for your participation in this exciting opportunity to shape the future of our school!
Ri’Cha ri Sancho
South Carolina Calvert Academy Board Chairman
*Note: To download the nomination form, right-click the link and choose “Save Link As.”