The Ben Franklin Academy (BFA) community is seeking leaders who are passionate and committed to BFA’s mission and vision to serve on the BFA board of directors (Board). In the near future, there will be two (2) open director seats on the BFA Board, which will be filled according to the Board of Directors Election Policy. Each seat is for a three-year term. One director will be elected by the Parent Voting Group, and the other director will be appointed by the BFA Board. Please read below for details regarding the upcoming Board Election/Appointment, including the nomination, voting, and appointment processes and qualifications.
2018 BFA Board Election/Appointment Open Seats
There are two (2) open seats in the 2018 Board Election/Appointment: one (1) will be voted on by the BFA Parent Voting Group, and one (1) will be appointed by the BFA Board.
Seat 1, Class A, is currently occupied by Bill Castor. Bill is has served on the Board for three (3) years and will be seeking re-election. This seat serves a three-year term, ending in May 2021, and is elected by the BFA Parent Voting Group.
Seat 2, Class A, is currently occupied by Kent Barwind. Kent has served on the Board for four (4) years and is not seeking to be re-appointed to the Board. This seat serves a three-year term, ending in May 2021, and is appointed by the BFA Board.
2018 BFA Board Election/Appointment Process
To nominate someone (including yourself) for the BFA Board, click here to complete the nomination form. Nominations from the BFA Parent Voting Group must be submitted online before Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. (MST).
For the Board-appointed seat, nominees may be selected by the Board from the Parent Voting Group’s nominations or nominated by a Board director at any time. The Board reserves all rights to fill Seat 2, Class A.
There will be a Board Forum on Tuesday, March 13, before the regularly scheduled Board meeting. All Board nominees are encouraged to be there for a Question and Answer session. Voting for the Seat 1, Class A, director will take place electronically March 30 – April 9. You will receive access to an electronic ballot on Friday, March 30. You will have until Monday, April 9, 2018, at midnight (MST) to cast your vote. Results of the election will be announced and the appointment will made on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the regularly scheduled Board meeting. All Board nominees are encouraged to be there for the results of both (1) the election and (2) the appointment.