We hope you’ll actively engage in the Board Election Process!
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.
2019 BFA Board Election Results
Thank you to the approximately 160 families and/or staff members who voted and helped select our newest BFA Board members. Sarah Nisbet was selected by the Parent Voting Group to fill Seat 3, Class B. The BFA Board appointed Bryan Molen to fill Seat 4, Class B. Both of these positions are for a three-year term, ending in May 2022.
Congratulations to the new Board members and thank you to all of those who accepted the nomination, as well as those who took the time to vote. There were three excellent candidates for this election, and we appreciate their dedication to ensuring BFA remains an amazing school for our children.
General expectations as well as Board activities, duties, and time commitments are highlighted below:
- Only one (1) person per family may serve on the Board at any one time.
- The Board shall not contract with directors or family members of directors.
- Neither directors nor family members of directors may be employees or independent contractors of BFA or serve as officers or voting members of the BFA Parent Teacher Organization.
- The average director logs 20+ volunteer hours for BFA a month.
- Directors are required to attend all Board meetings, strategy sessions and conferences as determined by the Board.
- Directors new to the Board are required to complete the online charter school governance modules created by the Colorado Department of Education or Colorado League of Charter Schools.
- Directors new to the Board are expected to review the following required materials within 30 days of being elected or appointed: “Cultural Literacy” by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.; “Boards That Make A Difference” by John Carver; and, “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.”