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DCS Board - Add two parents/teachers to our Board. NOW!

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“Charter school boards must manage themselves by investing in proven governance best practices regarding board composition, committee structure, meetings, and dynamics.” “Legally, the buck stops with the board, and, therefore, ensuring board competency is not just the right thing to do, it’s a legal responsibility.”

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The current Discovery Charter School board has five members, with the majority of the members not associated with the school. (E.g., community). I, the undersigned, strongly believe the current Discovery Charter School board composition needs to be changed to improve governance best practices, build momentum, ensure legally of process, and engage the DCS parent population. The Discovery Charter School board needs representation from parents and staff!

During the July 2017 Regular School board meeting, I ask the Discovery Charter School board to:

1.Pass motion #1: Increase the DCS Board of Directors from five (5) to seven (7), with the two (2) additional seats designated for Parents and/or Teachers. (Note: This was a motion made and passed during the 10/28/2016 regular board meeting but never acted upon.)

2. Pass motion #2: Deviate from school board policy 2.1 Board Elections Process (adopted 3/16/216) for the seating of these two (2) seats and follow this process:

oImmediately assign one existing board member and one existing parent to co-lead and oversee this process.

oApprove immediate release and notification that self-nomination statements may be submitted to the above two individuals between the July board meeting and one-week following.

oThe board member/parent have one week to compile and publish the candidate list and nomination forms to discoverymn.org.

oApprove immediate notice of a “Special Board Meeting” for Thursday, August 17 when voting will occur. Must be present to vote. Nominees need not be present. Agenda:

§Distribute nominee ballot.

§Collect completed ballots.

§Count ballots.

§Identify top two winners.

oThe two new board members seated at the beginning of the August “Regular” board meeting.

Respectfully signed.

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