Board Committees

Board Committees

 

The Brevard Academy-A Challenge Foundation Academy (BA-CFA) Board committees can divide the labor of governing into manageable categories, enabling board members to delve into governing matters in greater detail than is possible at the full board level. As such, board members are better prepared for full board meetings. This ultimately improves the quality of board decision making.

NOTE:  No formal actions are taken in Committee meetings, all actions must be presented in an open public business meeting for voting.

All committee meetings are open to the public unless items to be discussed fall under the closed session (executive session) categories.  Committee Meeting minutes are available upon request, please contact the respective Committee Chair for details.
If you are interested in joining a board committee please contact the respective Chair below for details.

Development

Co-Chairs

Mark Campanini –  mcampanini@board.brevardacademy.school

Julie Gaston        – jgaston@board.brevardacademy.school

Purpose

 

  • Works with School Director and board to define the short- and long-term funding needs of the schools
  • Sets priorities for fundraising efforts based on agreed-upon goals and evaluates plans and strategies for sustainability and success
  • Promotes support for the school through community outreach activities.
  • Conducts annual fundraising event
  • Coordinate and pursue Grants

2019-2020 Meetings (location and time TBD)

* please verify with committee chair for any meeting date changes

 

Governance

Chair

  Amy Hertz – ahertz@board.brevardacademy.school

Purpose

 

  • Provides overall policy guidance for all matters at BA-CFA
  • Works with the School Director to review staffing and compensation strategies, personnel policies and staff development
  • Ensures a healthy, effective and sustaining school board by continually training its directors and providing them tools for more effective governance
  • Continually engages in recruiting, cultivating and training future board members
  • Assesses school’s governance needs, including the size and strategic composition of the board, the committee structure and the school’s bylaws; recommends changes as needed
  • Appoints Nominating Committee as needed
  • Plans the annual retreat
  • Coordinates the annual school director evaluation

2019-2020 Meetings (located in BA-CFA Conference Room 8:15am -9:15am)

Dates TBD

* please verify with committee chair for any meeting date changes

 

Facilities

Chair

Lee Burgess – lburgess@board.brevardacademy.school

Purpose

 

  • Monitors the school’s buildings and grounds and recommends improvements and changes when appropriate
  • Sets priorities for projects based on agreed-upon goals and evaluates plans and strategies for sustainability and success

2019-2020 Meetings:

Location: The BA Conference Room

Time: 8:00am -9:00am

When: The following Wednesday’s

October 30, 2019

November 20, 2019

January 29, 2020

February 26, 2020

March 25, 2020

April 29, 2020

May 20, 2020

* please verify with committee chair for any meeting date changes

 

Long Range Planning

Chair

  Adrienne Casteen –  acasteen@board.brevardacademy.school

Purpose

  • Partners with the School Director to determine the process for reviewing and updating the strategic plan and setting annual goals
  • Determines what other successful charter schools are doing
  • Monitors key organizational, community and market trends to minimize risk and maximize opportunity to achieve the goals outlined in the strategic plan
  • Oversees the completion of a clear, actionable and concise short- and long-term strategic plan
  • Creates a dashboard that clearly tracks progress toward goals in the strategic plan

2019-2020 Meetings (location and dates TBD)

* please verify with committee chair for any meeting date changes

 

Finance

 

Chair

Lee Burgess – lburgess@board.brevardacademy.school

Purpose

 

  • Works with the School Director to recommend a budget aligned to BA-CFA’s strategic priorities
  • Oversees the school’s financial resources
  • Ensures all board members understand school’s finances
  • Ensures financial compliance

2019-2020 Meetings (located in School Director’s Office )

Dates and Times TBD

* please verify with committee chair for any meeting date changes