NWOPCS Governing Board is seeking General Board Members (formerly Community Representatives) for all vacant seats. Parent reps are no longer being sought.
When are Governing Board meetings held?
Meetings of the Governing Board occur monthly starting at 4:30 pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month, unless the Governing Board approves a reschedule. Meetings are held at the St. Theresa Parish/School Grounds and are open to the public. The meeting room is available 30 minutes prior to meeting start time to permit review of meeting materials (two printed copies will be available). Laptops may be brought to view documents online. Public comments are limited to items on the meeting agenda, and the general public is encouraged to submit proposals*. During meetings, authors of proposals are allotted time to present their proposal and answer questions. All meeting materials will be made electronic whenever possible, and accessible at any time by posting said materials to the Na Wai Ola website (https://nawaiolapcs.org/governingboard/minutes-agendas/). Governing Board Members may request materials after the Agenda has been distributed, which occurs six days prior to the Governing Board meeting date.
*Public proposals: to receive assistance with submitting a proposal, or for general questions, please contact the Board Chair via email (email@example.com)
Upcoming regular meeting dates for this school year include: 10/26, 11/23, 12/28.
Who serves on the Governing Board?
With the exception of conversion charter schools that are run by a non-profit organization, almost anyone is allowed to serve on a charter school governing board, although consideration is required for persons who:
Provide the governing board with a diversity of perspective and a level of objectivity that accurately represent the interests of the charter school students and the surrounding community;
Demonstrate an understanding of best practices of non-profit governance; and
Possess strong financial and academic management and oversight abilities, as well as human resource and fundraising experience.
In addition, there are a couple of restrictions to the constitution of governing boards:
No more than one-third of the members of a governing board can be employees or relatives of employees of the charter school under the jurisdiction of that governing board.
No employee or relative of an employee of a charter school may serve as the chair of the governing board of that charter school unless the State Public Charter School Commission grants an exemption based upon a determination that it is in the best interest of the charter school.
Governing boards are required to maintain a list of the current names and contact information of the governing board's members and officers on the board's or charter school's website and this website and in the board's and SPCSC's office during regular business hours.
Board Business Policy
Board Proposal Form
Board Proposal Form (Printable)
Board Proposal Form (Fillable)
Minutes & Agendas
Governing boards must make meeting notices and agendas available at least six calendar days before a public meeting on the board's or charter school's website and this website. Notices and agendas also need to be publicly accessible at the board's or the SPCSC's office during regular business hours.
Governing boards are required to make their minutes available within thirty days on the board's or charter school's website and this website and in the board's and SPCSC's office during regular business hours. A list of governing board agendas and minutes can be found here.
Note: minutes and agendas are posted using the following date format: yy.mm.dd
15.06.xx - meeting postponed until 07.20
15.01.26 - minutes
15.01.26 - agenda
14.11.24 - minutes
14.11.24 - agenda
14.08.25 - minutes
14.08.25 - agenda