Board Elections

Do you have the skills?
Are you ready to actively engage in the Ben Franklin Academy (BFA) community?
This spring, the BFA community will elect one (1) director and the BFA Board of Directors will appoint one (1) director in accordance with the Board of Directors Election Policy to serve on the volunteer, seven-director BFA Board. Each seat is for a three-year term. We hope to receive a record number of nominations with a view to having a diverse, talented and dedicated pool of candidates to draw from for BFA’s Board.
The Board is seeking committed and passionate individuals with a broad range of skills and knowledge in topics such as:
  • Law, including Charter School Laws/Regulations
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational and Financial Management
  • Administration Business/Corporate
  • Strategic or Long-Range Planning
  • Technology
The ability of any charter school to carry out its mission and vision depends on the strength of its organizational foundation. A critical element of this foundation is the charter school board itself. In addition to fulfilling legal requirements, every charter school needs a board composed of individuals who not only support the school’s mission but also sincerely believe in and seek to promote it. Advocating for BFA and its educational philosophy is an important function of the Board and involves promoting the mission, vision and goals of BFA within both the BFA community and the community at large.  
 
Additional details can be found in the BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION/ APPOINTMENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.