So what does the Board of Directors for a state-sponsored Charter School do? The Board is the main entity accountable for governance, fiscal oversight, strategic planning, and many other responsibilities.
The Board commitment is 2 years. One Officer position that needs to be filled is Treasurer. Other desired backgrounds that would help the Board are teachers (the Board’s bylaws prohibit us from having SW Charter teachers on our Board), attorneys, people with business ties in the S. Waterfront area, and people with experience serving on boards.
That being said, the most important characteristic for serving on the SWCS Board is having some spare time, enthusiasm, good follow through, attention to detail, and most importantly the desire to see the continued growth and refinement of our school.
Depending on the project or position, the time requirement required could be a couple of hours a month up to occasionally a couple of hours a day. Our meetings are typically the third Thursday of each month and we try to keep them to an hour and a half, sometimes they run over a little. We meet during the summer months as well as you might be surprised how many things have to happen then too.
Interested candidates are required to submit a bio to Board President Aaron Britton by December 2, 2013 that he will forward to the other Board members.
At the December 19th Board Meeting, prospective candidates may be asked questions by current Board Members regarding their service on our Board.
Here’s Aaron’s contact information:
SWCS Board President
Father of William, 7th grader