The Golden Oak Montessori School’s Board of Directors is made up of community members, parents, and staff. The Board of Directors is responsible for certain operations as listed in the school’s Charter, including Charter implementation; budget development and approval; school calendar; school policies and procedures; and parent issues and concerns referred to the Board by the Head of School.
The Board holds regular meetings on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. If it is necessary to reschedule to another day, the change will be posted below. As needed, Special Meetings and Emergency Meeting may also be held.
Board meetings are “meetings in public” not “meetings of the public.” These are working sessions where the Board conducts the business of the school. There is designated time for public comment. By law the Board can only address what is listed as an agenda item, so Board members cannot respond to comments made during this community comment period, with the exception of asking for clarifying details.
The Board makes most decisions by majority vote, although minor decisions may be made by informal consensus. Some important decisions may require a supermajority vote.
Communication with Board Members
Parents and members of the community are encouraged to communicate directly with the Head of School on topics related to school operations or individual student matters. Any topics related to Board responsibilities, the Officers of the Board may be emailed at GoldenOakBoard@gmail.com. Please do not email multiple Board members directly. (Board members may not copy a quorum of other Board Members when responding to a message per the “serial meeting” provision in the Brown Act.)
Next Board Meeting: The August 2017 GO BOD meeting is August 10, 2017.
Upcoming committee meetings: The governance committee is meeting July 28, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:00pm via conference call. The dial in information is as follows: 877-837-8291; access code: 5023206