Opening for PCCS Board of Directors Position
September 28, 2012
At the September 27, 2012 regular Board meeting the PCCS Board approved Anita Thomas to join the Board with a three year term beginning October 23, 2012. We welcome Anita and look forward to the contributions that she will make to our governance process.
The Board received one application for two open Board positions. The timeline for the unfilled position will begin on Monday, October 1, 2012. The term for the position will commence when the Board votes to accept a candidate, and will be completed at the annual meeting of the PCCS Board of Directors in 2015.
The PCCS Board of Directors is comprised of nine individuals, each holding a 3-year elected or appointed position on the board. Every year, three Board positions become eligible for replacement. Two of these positions are appointed by the School Board, and one is elected by the PCCS parent community.
Applications for the open Board-appointed Board position will be accepted beginning Monday October 1, 2012. Becoming a member of the PCCS Board of Directors is a great way to get involved and proactively work for the school and its mission. It is also a significant responsibility and commitment to the children, parents, staff and community of Prairie Crossing Charter School.
In order to be considered for the Board-appointed Board position, applicants must submit the following documents no later than 3:30pm on Thursday, October 25, 2012:
✓ Letter of intent (these should include statements that reflect your vision for the school, your strengths related to board work and why you feel you would be an asset to the board)
✓ Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
The above documents should be turned into the school office by 3:30pm on Thursday, October 25, 2012. Applications received after this time will be considered invalid. Applications should be sent Attn: Peggy Boyle, Nominating Committee Chairperson.
PCCS Board member duties include:
o Commit to a 3-year term.
o Attend all Board meetings (every fourth Tuesday of the month), occasional special Board meetings
and biannual Board retreats. Each Board meeting lasts an average of 4 hours. There is an additional 1-2 hours of prep work prior to each Board meeting.
o Serve on at least one board committee. This requires an additional 5-8 hours each month. Some examples of standing Board committees are: the Finance committee; the Communications, Public Relations, & Fundraising committee; and the Nominating committee.
o Each Board member must sign a confidentiality agreement and statement of economic interest.
As a result of the completion of terms of three current Prairie Crossing Charter School Directors, PCCS is still seeking Candidates to serve as a member of its Board of Directors. As required by the School’s by-laws, we have filled one Board position via the School’s parent elected process and one Board position via the School’s board-appointed process. The one Board position still open will be filled via the School’s board-appointed process. If you have any questions regarding this process, you are encouraged to contact the current PCCS Board President, here.
Election of Directors via Board-Appointed Process
The Board of Directors shall interview all candidates in accord with established practices and hold a vote to elect the Board-Appointed Candidates. The date of the vote is the “Election Date.”
Within two days of the Election Date, public announcement of the election results are made.
As allowed by Policy 200.21 some dates have been modified from the preferred dates to account for weekends and/or other unique circumstances.