Board of Directors' Subcommittees

					                         Board of Directors’ List of Committees

Leadership and Governance Committee
Chair - Laura Kirkpatrick
Vice Chair – Open
   •   Board structure, development/recruitment, training and ensuring sustainability
   •   Community Outreach – relationship with DOE, DE Politicians, other key influencers
   •   Policy development and review
   •   Strategic Planning (comprehensive)
   •   Educate Board of Directors and other members of the GLS community with regard to best practices in
       Charter School and Special Education leadership and governance


Operations and Facilities Committee
Co-Chair – Clayton Washington
Co-Chair – Glen Outten
   •   Safety and security of GLS and grounds
   •   Oversight of GLS Facility (maintenance, access, safety, upgrades/improvements)
   •   Oversight of technology (maintenance, safety, upgrades/improvements, policies with regard to use of
       technology etc.)
   •   Oversight of transportation and transportation safety
   •   Policy development, adherence and review
   •   Strategic planning with regard to facilities and transportation
   •   Educate Board of Directors and other members of the GLS community with regard to best practices in
       Charter School and Special Education leadership and governance best practices
   •   Educate Board of Directors and other members of the GLS community with regard to best practices in
       Charter School and Special Education operations and facilities management


Curriculum and Staffing Committee
Chair – Open
Vice Chair – Rick Holmes
   •   Oversight and reporting of Student Achievement -- absolute (DE DOE standards for achievement,
       standardized testing, etc.) and relative (vs. peers, e.g., Academy of Manayunk and Lab School of
       Washington) performance
   •   Oversight of staffing, recruitment, interview/qualifications and professional training
   •   Development of hiring policies, best practices, evaluation and performance measurement standards for
       faculty and staff
   •   Oversight of adherence to GLS mission with regard to curriculum and student achievement
   •   Oversight of IEP process, adherence with regulations regarding identification, categorization and service
       standards for students with Special Needs (Sp.Ed)
   •   Recommendations with regard to and oversight of vendors and outsourcing solutions providers
   •   Policy development, ongoing adherence and review
   •   Strategic planning with regard to curriculum and staffing



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   •   Educate Board of Directors and other members of the GLS community with regard to best practices in
       Charter School and Special Education curriculum, teaching standards, performance measurement and
       staffing practices


Fiscal Responsibility/Finance Committee (CBFO Committee)
Chair – Glen Outten
Vice Chair – Laura Kirkpatrick
   •   Establish sound policies and procedures for school financial reporting and operations
   •   Oversight of adherence to State of Delaware rules and regulations for charter schools
   •   Oversight of budgeting process, financial reporting, annual audit and other accounting functions
   •   Oversight of student enrollment, financial liquidity, financial stability and achievement of DOE metrics as
       related to fiscal responsibility
   •   Strategic planning with regard to GLS financing and budgeting
   •   Recommendations with regard to and oversight of vendors and outsourced solutions providers
   •   Educate Board of Directors and other members of the GLS community with regard to best practices in
       Charter School and Special Education financing and accounting practices.


Citizens Budget Oversight Board
Chair – Open
Members – Educator: Open; Parent: Open; Member Expert: Glen Outten; Member Expert: Laura
Kirkpatrick; Delaware Department of Education Liaison
     This committee will have full access either electronically or in hard copy format to all financial
       documents and financial information Gateway Lab School has in its possession, with redactions
       permitted only to protect confidential personal information regarding students or employees.
      This committee will report quarterly to the board an update related to its service.
      This committee will be comprised of a minimum of 5 members, with at least one member an
       educator from the school, one member a parent whose child currently attends the school, and
       two members (may be inclusive of the previous two required members) with personal or
       professional experience that would lend to expertise in charter school financial oversight, and
       one Delaware Department of Education liaison.
      The committee may be comprised of members currently serving on the charter school’s existing
       finance committee and follow the same terms of service and meeting times and dates as that
       committee, with terms no less than two (2) years, as long as that current finance committee has
       at least one member who is an educator from the school, one member who is a parent whose
       child currently attends the school, and two members (may be inclusive of the previous two
       required members) with personal or professional experience that would lend to expertise in
       charter school financial oversight.
      New committee members will be sought through an application process that includes the
       following:




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          Request for committee members through a school publication or website will take place prior to
           seat vacancy.
        Interested parties may apply to the committee prior to seat vacancy (see application)
        Appointment will take place upon vacancy of a seat or at the committee’s annual meeting and will
           be determined by on a majority vote by the charter school board of directors if no current
           committee exists or by the existing committee based on the following equal qualifications:
        A member of the charter schools board of trustees or
        A parent of a student currently attending charter school or
        An educator in the charter school or
        Another member of the charter school immediate community
        AND
        Personal or professional experience that would lend to expertise in charter school financial
           oversight
   •   Terms of service are two years (minimum 2)
   •   The committee chair will be appointed by the school’s board of directors president
   •   Members of the committee are expected to
        Attend committee meetings unless otherwise excused by the chair.
        Attend required finance trainings
        Maintain expertise that will enhance effective financial oversight of the charter school

Community Outreach and Grants/Fundraising Committee
Chair – Joyce Henderson
Vice Chair – Open
   •   Establish sound policies and procedures for community outreach and fundraising
   •   Liaison with GLS Friends and Family Committee
   •   Measuring and reporting Student and Parent satisfaction with GLS
   •   Identification of, recommendations and proposals regarding fundraising events and grant writing
   •   Strategic planning with regard to Community Outreach and Grants/Fundraising
   •   Recommendations with regard to and oversight of vendors and outsourced solutions providers
   •   Educate Board of Directors and other members of the GLS community with regard to best practices in
       Charter School and Special Education community outreach and fundraising




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Legal Oversight, Regulatory Compliance and Fiduciary Responsibility Committee
Chair – Open
Vice Chair – Open
   •   Establish sound policies and procedures for complying with regulatory standards and meeting fiduciary
       responsibilities
   •   Establishing policies and procedures and assuming oversight of adherence with record-keeping, public
       reporting, publicity and press releases.
   •   Liaison with GLS counsel
   •   Oversight of contracting process and review of contracts with vendors and outsourced service providers
   •   Oversight responsibility for adherence with GLS By-Laws and other documents related to the operations
       of GLS, particularly Conflicts of Interest.
   •   Recommendations with regard to and oversight of vendors and outsourced solutions providers
   •   Educate Board of Directors and other members of the GLS community with regard to regulatory, legal
       and policy changes to Delaware Charter School and Special Education legislation and administration




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