Charter Council Committees
All standing committees of the Blue Oak Charter Council adhere to the agenda notice and posting requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act and the bylaws of Blue Oak Charter School Inc. Members of the public are welcome to attend as audience to committee meetings and each meeting will have an agenda item at the beginning of the meeting in which members of the public may speak for up to 4 minutes.
A standing committee of the Blue Oak Charter Council established 02/01/11
Meetings: Last Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM @ Blue Oak School
To provide sound ﬁscal recommendations to the Blue Oak Charter Council that ensure adequate funding to meet programmatic goals articulated in school charter while maintaining balanced budgets, sufficient cash ﬂow and long range solvency.
• To develop and monitor the school budget in accord with the annual budget development and monitoring calendar as speciﬁed in the ﬁscal policies.
• To ensure accurate and timely ﬁnancial reporting required of charter schools:
July 1 -Preliminary budget for current year
December 15 - Interim ﬁnancial report for current ﬁscal year reﬂecting changes
through October 31.
December 15 - Annual Independent Financial Audit Report for preceding year.
March 15 - Second Interim Report
September 15 - Final unaudited report for the full prior year
• To analyze projected revenue and expenditures to make long term spending recommendations to the Charter Council.
• To project enrollment and Average Daily Attendance (ADA) based on historical data and outreach goals.
• To ensure ongoing monitoring and revision of current year budget, including monthly monitoring of enrollment and ADA.
Composition of Finance Committee
Executive Director: Nathan Rose
Business Manager: Cyd Ornealleas
Principal: Laurie Kopping
Faculty Representative- Shelley Fairchild
Parent Representatives - Gordon Cox, Melonie Ensign, Robert Golden
Administrative Design Committee (ADC)
A temporary committee of the Blue Oak Charter Council established March 11, 2014
Objectives & Goals:
To reconsider the senior administrative structure of Blue Oak School in light of the February 2012 ADC report which was never fully implemented (the recommended Education Director was never hired). The objective is to gather input from all interested parties (teachers, parents, and administrators) and report committee recommendations to Blue Oak Charter Council at its April 14th meeting. The committee follows Brown Act requirements.
Charter Council Representative: Louthea Griffin, Rebekah Casey
Parent Representatives: Tighe O'Neill, Melonie Ensign, Jolene Moore, David Orneallas
Faculty Members: Rebecca Ginney, Cheryl Grant, Stephanie Nichols
Non-voting Administration: Nathan Rose, Laurie Kopping
Capital Development Committee
A standing committee of the Blue Oak Charter Council established 6/01/10
This committee was dissolved on 6/19/12
Meeting times: Second Thursday @ 5pm of each month @ Blue Oak School
Actively solicit funding from BOCS parents and the general community in the form of direct donations, grants and fundraising events in which our tax deductible non-proﬁt status is a beneﬁt. The Capital Development Committee will encompass fundraising for both general school expenses and speciﬁc projects.
1. Establish and maintain Electronic Funds Transfer program Electronics Funds Transfer program to raise funds for general expenses of our school called the 1% for the Children Campaign
2. Implement the annual Materials Donation Fundraiser in conjunction with Annie Bʼs.
3. Apply for grants that support the school ﬁnancially.
4. Develop fundraising programs.
5. Establish and manage Blue Oak Educational Foundation.
6. Implement website features that increase parent and community donations.
7. Develop marketing and outreach programs to increase student enrollment and diversity.
Charter Council Representative:
Charter Council Representative:
Development Coordinator -
Parent Council Fundraising Committee Chair -
Faculty members -
Charter Review Committee:
Created by the Blue Oak Charter Council 5/3/11
Meeting times: First Wednesday of the month at 3 pm @ Blue Oak School
To annually review the 16 major elements of the Blue Oak charter to ensure compliance during non-renewal years and to make recommendations in preparation for charter renewal during charter renewal years.
1. Ensure ongoing alignment to school charter in regards to the following sections: Affirmations, Vision, Mission, Goals, Educational Program, Plan for Special Education, Plan for English Learners, Academic Performance Index, Measurable Student Outcomes, Governance, Health and Safety, Student Admissions, Non-discrimination and Racial Balance, Suspension/Expulsion Procedures, Budgets, Financial Reporting, Insurance, Programmatic Audit, Facilities.
2. Prepare a report of findings for areas of programatic improvement toward charter alignment by September 30 each year to the Blue Oak Charter Council.
3. During the six month period prior to Charter Renewal submission to the District, this committee will evaluate each section of the Blue Oak charter and make recommendations to the Blue Oak Charter Council.
Composition of Charter Review Committee:
Blue Oak Charter Council Representatives: (2) Chair Marc Kessler, Jeff Plotnick.
Executive Director: Nathan Rose
Assistant Director: Laurie Kopping
Business Manager: Open
Faculty Representatives: Sarah Lee, Briana Lee.
Parent Council Representatives: Caryl Brown, Amy Antongiovanni
Executive Director Evaluation Development Committee
An ad hoc committee of the BOCC established 5/1/11
Meetings: February - May or as needed
Create an evaluation tool and process that evaluates and communicates performance expectations for our executive director such that he/she may perform at the highest possible level in the best interest of The Blue Oak School.
Evaluation will use charter, school policy, and federal, state and district mandates as basis for determining performance standards.
Evaluation will help drive school goals for the next year by providing clear direction in to the executive director.
Evaluation will effectively communicate to executive director areas of strengths and of weakness.
Evaluation process will be fair and balanced and focused on providing support and improvement.
Evaluation process will include balanced input from, BOCC, faculty, staff and parents.
Evaluation results will be kept conﬁdential.