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School Board Election

August 21, 2009


Simon has graciously allowed me to use his blog to broadcast some important information concerning the ARTech school board.  As you may know, I am the chair of the school board, as well as a high school advisor.  Having dual roles is just part of the gig of being  a part of a charter school.  The concept of a charter includes the requirement that educators and parents be actively involved running the school.  Therefore, please consider throwing your name in the hat as a candidate for election to the school board. 

The process for electing three school board members will begin shortly.  I will send out a formal notice with specific information this Friday.  The election itself will happen during the end of September and the beginning of October.

  The board has openings for 

  • one parent or guardian of a student attending ARTech,
  • one teacher employed by ARTech, and
  • one community member who is neither one of the above.

Being a school board member means that you are passionate about the success of the school, including the curriculum, finances, and policies.  It also means that you will be able to attend the monthly board meetings, which are normally held on the second Thursday of every month, and in working on a committee.  Committees that are currently meeting, or which are being organized, include the finance committee, the facilities committee, the communications (or public relations) committee, and the curriculum committee.

There will also be an election, once the students return, of a student representative to the school board.  The student representative should be a voice for the students.  The student representative fully participates in the board meetings and committee work, although the student representative does not have a vote.  Please tell your student about this opportunity.  The student representative can be in any grade.

Also, please consider attending the next board meeting on Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 pm.  You are always welcome to attend to share your concerns and ideas, or to just see what we do.

I hope that your summer has been enjoyable.  I know that we are all looking forward to seeing the students arrive on September 8th.

Thank you,

Joe Pahr

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