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P osition:
Secretary for Promontory Governing Board


Salary: Unpaid Position

Positions Available: 1

Term of Office: Two years

Posting Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Posting Expiration Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Position Overview

Responsibilities:

· Keep the minutes of the proceedings of the board of trustees and any committees of the board;

· See that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws or as required by law;

· Be custodian of the corporate records and of the seal of the corporation; and

· In general, perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the chair or by the board of trustees.

Time Commitment:

· Attendance at monthly Board Meetings

· 2-4 hours meeting prep during week before, or 2 weeks before Board Meetings

· 1-2 hours prep of meeting minutes after Board Meetings

· Optional, attendance and participation on Board committees

Board meetings follow the Utah State Open Meeting Law and are open to the public. Meetings generally are held in the Promontory conference room and start at 7:00 pm. In an effort to inform and engage the Promontory school community in the governance of the school, the Promontory Governing Board minutes and agendas will continue to be posted on our website

along with links to the bylaws of the board and school policies.

· Agendas -- http://www.promontoryschool.org/about_us/governing_board/agendas

· Bylaws and Board Policies -- http://www.promontoryschool.org/for_parents/school_policies_and_official_documents

The Promontory board meets approximately 10 times per year, generally on the fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings are not held in July or December.

Qualifications:

· A commitment to the school and an understanding of the school and its values, mission and goals and the distinctions between governance and management.

· An understanding of the required record keeping and the laws of the state of Utah (training will be provided).

· A capacity for attention to detail.

How to Apply:

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to vneslen@promontoryschoolorg by Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

To learn more about service on the Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning Board of Trustees please contact:

Valerie Neslen
Vice Chair of the Governing Board
vneslen@promontoryschool.org

 
 
 

 
Position: Volunteer Board of Trustees Member

Salary: Unpaid Position

Positions Available: 1

Posting Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Posting Expiration Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Position Overview:

The governing board of Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning is currently accepting applications and nominations for one new board member whose experience, knowledge, and drive will help to develop the vision and values outlined in the school’s charter and ensure that they are implemented. Working closely with other governing board members and the school director, responsibilities include ensuring that the culture, programs, and protocols are all in line with the original vision of Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning. Additionally, it is the responsibility of all board members to participate in the development and on-going success of the school, ensuring that the school is a viable organization.

The purpose of the governing board is threefold. First, the board is charged through our charter to ensure the availability of people and resources to meet our goals of student achievement and school culture. Second, we are charged with creating and monitoring school policy to ensure fidelity to our charter, our mission and values, and state and federal regulations. And third, we are charged with ensuring organizational viability through fiscal responsibility and strategic planning. Board members are to always act as advocates for the school and have a requirement of service to the school. Board appointments are for three year terms.

The Mission of Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning:

To provide a rich educational environment that views learning as an Expedition and uses the study of Great Thinkers to cultivate the value of excellence and the love of knowledge. Using investigation and discovery to make connections to ideas and our community, we empower children to embrace challenge, act with humanity, and become the Great Thinkers of the 21st century.

Qualifications:

What makes an effective Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning board member?

·Commitment to the long-term future of the Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning

·Ability to act as an advocate for the school

·Support of Expeditionary Learning as an exemplary educational model

·Support of charter schools as an integral method of education reform

·Ability to evaluate alternatives and make informed and timely decisions

·Strong communication skills and an ability to work in teams

·Expertise in education, marketing, community relations, management, or organizational development are preferred, but not required

Benefits:

Why serve on the Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning Board of Trustees?

·Opportunity to secure the long-term future of Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning

·Ability to influence the school as it partners with EL Education (expeditionary learning) and implements the study of Great Thinkers

·Chance to work with exceptional educational leaders and committed board members

Time Commitment:

What will service on the Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning Board of Trustees Require?

·Attendance at monthly Board Meetings

·Ability to work with other Board Members in break-out groups and committees, as needed

·Willingness to complete online state board training modules and/or other training as needed

·Ability to attend Expeditionary Learning training

·Ability to serve the three-year Board appointment

Additional Resources:

Interested in learning more about Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning? Please visit the websites listed below for more information about our school, charter schools in Utah, and EL Education (expeditionary learning):

·http://www.schools.utah.gov/charterschools/

·www.promontoryschool.org

·www.eleducation.org.

Encouraged reading includes the book, An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students, written by Ron Berger. It is an excellent source on the philosophy of EL Education.

Board meetings follow the Utah State Open Meeting Law and are open to the public. Meetings generally are held in the Promontory conference room and start at 7:00 pm. In an effort to inform and engage the Promontory school community in the governance of the school, the Promontory Governing Board minutes and agendas will continue to be posted on our website

along with links to the bylaws of the board and school policies.

·Agendas -- http://www.promontoryschool.org/about_us/governing_board/agendas

·Bylaws and Board Policies -- http://www.promontoryschool.org/for_parents/school_policies_and_official_documents

The Promontory board meets approximately 10 times per year, generally on the fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings are generally not held in July or December.

How to Apply:

Please review the above websites and reading materials and email a letter of interest, resume, and references to vneslen@promontoryschoolorg by Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

To learn more about service on the Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning Board of Trustees please contact:

Valerie Neslen
Vice Chair of the Governing Board
vneslen@promontoryschool.org