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Board of Directors


Board Meetings typically happen on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. See the school calendar for any changes to the meeting time or day.

For more information regarding board meetings, see Utah’s Public Notice Website


Council Members

Brittany Jensen, Chair

brittanyjensen@gpacharter.org

(435)-867-5558

Jenna Behm, Treasurer

jennabehm@gpacharter.org

(435)-867-5558

Sondra Jones, Member

sondrajones@gpacharter.org

(435)-867-5558

Gena Nelson, Member

genanelson@gpacharter.org

(435)-867-5558

Todd Petersen, Member

toddpetersen@gpacharter.org

(435)-867-5558

Tiffany Scheuerman, Member

tiffanyscheuerman@gpacharter.org

(435)-867-5558

Paul Dail, Member

pauldail@gpacharter.org

(435)-867-5558

Terie Simcox, Secretary

teriesimcox@gpacharter.org

(435)-867-5558


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> GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Board is responsible for the governance of the school, development of positive community relations, preservation of the Montessori educational philosophy, mission statement, and is accountable to teachers, parents, and students for maintaining the intent of the Charter.


> BOARD MEMBER QUALIFICATIONS

Be in agreement with the mission, educational philosophy, discipline policy and administrative structure of the Academy and read the Academy’s chartering documents.

Be familiar with every aspect of the Academy’s curriculum and understand the scope of the reading program.

Prior board experience is helpful but not necessary. However, a high level of professionalism and a strong desire for the success of the school is expected. The motivation for serving on the board should be to help guarantee the educational success of students.

The directors will conduct an annual self-evaluation. The directors will discuss the necessary needs of improvement and set goals for the next year.

All directors are required to attend a yearly board conference where the goals of the board are defined, the board’s self-evaluation is discussed and critiqued, outside speakers present information pertaining to effective board leadership, and other pertinent topics are discussed.

The directors will annually attend a “Board Visit Day” at the school. During this time, directors will visit classrooms, talk with the staff and become familiar with current school concerns.

Directors should fulfill their responsibilities on the board, board committees or subcommittees to their fullest capability.

All directors are expected to be the best public relations representatives the school has.

Each director elected to their positions should have some prior background and experience pertaining to that position.


> SETTING POLICY

The Board sets and enforces policy and ensures that the Academy operates in a manner consistent with the Mission Statement, the Academy’s charter, and applicable laws.


> BUDGET

The Board is ultimately responsible for the preparation and approval of an annual budget, and ensures the Academy operates within that budget.


> SCHOOL CALENDAR

The Board approves and establishes a school calendar, including any changes made during the school year.


> RECORD KEEPING AND REPORTING

The Board is ultimately responsible for the maintenance of any records or documents required by law or provided for by the charter contract. Additionally, the Academy board is ultimately responsible for the timely filing of all reports required pursuant to local, state, and federal regulations.


> FACILITY ACQUISITION/POSSESSION

The Board negotiates and approves contracts for the lease or purchase of the Academy’s facilities, including any changes or renewals of the facility lease/purchase agreements, and shall establish any policies for facility use.


> BOARD MEETINGS

The Board convenes at least one regular monthly meeting, and will provide an opportunity for public input. Additionally, the Board may convene work sessions as it deems appropriate.


> MISCELLANEOUS

The Board performs such other duties as are appropriate and necessary to the safe and effective operations of the Academy, and which promote the Academy’s commitment to educational excellence.


Audit Committee Members

Jenna Behm

jennabehm@gpacharter.org

Gena Nelson

genanelson@gpacharter.org

Tiffany Scheuerman

tiffanyscheuerman@gpacharter.org




Board meeting minutes

Additional minutes and recordings for past and present board meetings are available at Utah's Public Notice Website.


Policies and Procedures

Each link contains the full policy in pdf form

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A

Abuse and Neglect Form
Administration of Medication to Students Policy
Annual FERPA Notice
Annual Directory Notice


B

Board Member Code of Conduct
Board to Administration Delegation Policy
Bring Your Own Technology Policy (BYOT)
Bullying Policy
Bus Transportation Policy


C

Child Abuse and Neglect Policy
Civil Rights
Code of Conduct/Appropriate Behavior Policy
Committee Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Constitutional Rights/Protected Prayer Policy
Cost of Governance
Criminal Background Checks and Arrest Reporting Policy


D

Data Management Policy
Distance Education Policy
Dress Code Policy


E

Emergency Response Plan
Employee Breastfeeding with Accomodations Policy
Employee Building Access Policy
Employee Computer Use Agreement
Employee Computer Use Policy
Employee Leave Request
Employee Paid Time Off Policy
Employee Pay During School Closure
Executive Limitations


F

Facility Usage Policy
Family School Compact
Fiscal Policies and Procedures
Fundraising Policy


G

Governance Process Policy
GPA Technology Acceptable Use Policy
GRAMA Request Form
Grievance Form
Grievance Policy


H

Head Injury Policy
Hiring Policy


I-P

Instructional Materials Policy
LEA Specific License Policy
Medical and Emergency Information Policy
Nutritional and Physical Activity Wellness Policy
Parent and Family Engagement Policy


Q-R

Records Management Policy
Records Request Form
Religious Freedom Policy
Rules of Order and Procedure


S

School Fees Policy
School Lunch Balance Policy
Seclusion and Restraint Policy
Sponsorship and Material Display or Distribution Policy
Student Attendance Policy
Students Computer and Network Use Agreement
Student Data Privacy and Security Governance Plan
Student Discipline Policy
Student Mental Health Policy
Substitute Report Form
Substitute Teacher Policy


T

Teacher Survey Data Confidentiality Policy
Technology Security Policy
Transfer Procedures


U-Z

Utah Effective Teaching Standards Policy
Wellness Policy