Board Election

Election Process

Board Election- Second Tuesday in June of Each Year

Application Deadline- April 30th of Each Year

  • The School Board is comprised 5-7 board trustees.  
  • The board trustees serve for 3 years and are appointed/elected on a rotation basis. 
  • Applications  are accepted at The Village Charter School office or emailed to  Board@thevillagecharterschool.org.
  • A nominating committee will then nominate no more than 3 candidates for the open position with the elections. 
  • If you have any questions please contact the board at Board@thevillagecharterschool.org

Board Trustee Application

Board Trustee Position Information

Applicants considering applying will want to review the mision statement and board purpose below to ensure they have a clear understanding of the role the Board plays at the school.  Applicants do not need to have a child attending TVCS in order to apply.

If you are interested in serving at this capacity, please apply.  As we recruit new board members each year we are looking for various life experience and skillsets that will expand the capacity of the current serving board members.  

Mission Statement

Cultivating Critical Thinkers, Developing Strong Leaders

The Village Charter School provides a challenging, hands-on curriculum to cultivate students to be critical thinkers and confident leaders in a safe, supportive and loving environment.

Our village includes passionate, innovative and encouraging teachers, administrators, parents and community members all working together to support our students.

Board Purpose

School boards are a nonprofit group of volunteers who oversee the governance and business affairs of the school, providing financial oversight, and ensuring that educators and the administrator are following the approved budget and the school's business plan and mission as outlined in the charter document.

 

The school board:

  • is responsible for analyzing the progress of the school and setting policies designed to improve school performance.

  • is responsible for hiring and evaluating the school Administrator.

  • sets student performance outcomes

  • oversees the finances of the school which are prepared by the administrator and business manager

  • ensures policies are being met and updated as neccessary including attendance, employement and financial.

  • looks at the big picture of the school and asks "how well" the goals are being met, while the school administrator determins "how will" this task get done.

  • is accountable to the Idaho Public Charter School Commission to fulfill the goals set forth by charter contract

  • is responsible to reach out to the community.

  • oversees the marketing and fundraising for the school.

  • members donate time & money, as needed.

  • uses skills, connections and expertise on behalf of the school.

Background

  • School board members typically have diverse backgrounds, providing the board with a variety of talents & expertise.

  • A background in management, policy development and oversight, fundraising, finances and grant writing would be beneficial to the TVCS board.

Skills

  • Effective communication skills and ability to work as a member of a team.

  • Analytical skills to understand and solve problems.

  • Ability to separate personal feelings and biases from decisions in an effort to do what is best for the school.

  • Must clearly understand the goals, mission and vision of the school.

  • Financial skills are important for oversight of the budget balancing. Considerations

  • When discussing official business, the school board has 100 percent transparency.

  • Members do not earn an income from their time on the school board, but instead sit on the board because of a desire to make a difference in the community and may also have a passion for quality education in Boise.

Specifics

  • Each term is a 3 year board position, the term years begin at the annual meeting.

  • The regularly scheduled board meetings are the third Thursday of every month at 6:00PM that typically last two hours.

  • Board members typically have certain areas of focus and handle aspects and assignments within that realm as needed. A committee may be available to help with board tasks as necessary and requested.

  • The annual meeting is the first Tuesday in the month of June. According to our bylaws, officers are selected at that time and board members terms begin and end.

  • Retreats will be scheduled as needed and typically occur in the fall. May hold a small training/retreat in the spring as well.

  • A resume is requested. 

For further information about the school, please visit our website at www.thevillagecharterschool.org.

If you have further questions about the position, feel free to contact the board at board@thevillagecharterschool.org.

 

As required by the by-laws of The Village Charter School this is the official notice of board elections to be held at the annual meeting each year.  

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