We hope you’ll actively engage in the Board Election Process!

The ability of BFA to carry out its mission and vision depends upon the strength of our organizational foundation, beginning with the Board of Directors. Members serving on the Board of Directors advocate for BFA’s educational philosophy, successfully fulfill legal requirements and carry out its mission and vision. Serving on the BFA Board is an opportunity to ensure that BFA is and remains “The Core Knowledge STEAM School of Choice.” Board directors use their backgrounds, experience and skills to focus on oversight and matters of strategic importance which can help improve BFA’s educational programs. In addition to helping teachers, staff and administrators lay a solid foundation in education for future generations and instill a love of learning in BFA students, the Board provides individuals a chance to grow personally and professionally, further develop skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections with a team of other passionate and motivated individuals.

2023 Elections for the BFA Board of Directors

In order to have a diverse, dedicated, and passionate Board that is also representative of our BFA families, we need YOU (or someone you know)! We are seeking a record number of nominations for the 2023 Board of Directors Election. We challenge each and every BFA family to nominate at least one qualified candidate when nominations open on February 1, 2023.

The BFA Board consists of seven (7) members: four (4) are regularly elected by the BFA School Voting Group, and three (3) are appointed by the Board. In April, the BFA community will elect (or re-elect) two (2) directors to serve on the seven-director Board, for a term of three years. The current Board of Directors will also appoint one (1) director, in accordance with the Board of Directors Election Policy

We are seeking committed and passionate individuals with a broad range of skills and knowledge, including: 

  • Finance
  • Education
  • Real Estate
  • Governance
  • Strategic or Long-Range Planning
  • Business Owner

Call for Nominations

Pursuant to the Board Succession Plan, the Board is currently seeking committed and passionate individuals with a broad range of skills and knowledge.

The current call for nominations is for the following BFA Board seats:

  • Seat 5, Class C, is currently occupied by Matt Keillor. Matt has served on the Board for six (6) years and will not be eligible to seek re-election. This seat serves a three-year term, ending in May 2026, and is elected by the BFA School Voting Group.
  • Seat 6, Class C, is currently occupied by Adam Lucero. Adam has served on the Board for three (3) years and is eligible to seek re-election. This seat serves a three-year term, ending in May 2026, and is elected by the BFA School Voting Group.
  • Seat 7, Class C, is currently occupied by Stephen Bently. Stephen has served on the Board for one (1) year which is the last of the three (3) year term that was held by Jason Page prior to his departure. Stephen is eligible to seek re-election. This seat serves a three-year term, ending in May 2026, and is appointed by the BFA Board.

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 School Voting Group must be submitted online before 11:59 p.m. (MST) on February 17, 2023.

For the Board-appointed seat, nominees may be selected by the Board from the School Voting Group’s nominations or nominated by a Board director at any time. The Board reserves all rights to fill Seat 7, Class C.

There will be a Board forum at 5:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, March 21, before the regularly scheduled Board meeting. All Board nominees are required to attend and participate in a Question and Answer (Q&A) session.

Voting for the Seat 5, Class C and Seat 6, Class C directors will take place electronically. Members of the BFA School Voting Group will receive access to an electronic ballot on Monday, April 10, and will have until 11:59 p.m. (MST) on Sunday, April 16, 2023, to cast their vote. Results of the election will be announced and the appointment will be made on Tuesday, April 18, at the regularly scheduled Board meeting. All Board nominees are encouraged to be in attendance for the results of both (1) the election and (1) the appointment.

Qualifications to Serve on the BFA Board

As stated above, the Succession Committee is seeking candidates who are committed and passionate individuals with a broad range of skills and knowledge in topics including but not limited to: organizational and financial management; strategic or long-range planning; banking and trusts; business/corporate governance; real estate; academic/education; and technology. We also encourage people with other competencies to seek nomination.
 
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.”
Read the Board of Directors FAQ and learn more the expectations, duties, and the time commitment associated with serving on the Board.
 

Timeline for Spring 2023 Election/Nomination Process

  • Please join us for the BFA Town Hall prior to the February Board Meeting on February 21, 2023 to learn more about the current state of BFA and continued ways to become involved.
  • The Candidate Q&A will take place on March 21, 2023 prior to the Board meeting.
  • Voting will take place from April 10 – 16, 2023.
  • The Election Results will be announced during the Board meeting held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. The current Board will also appoint (1) member to the Board of Directors during the April Board meeting.

For Additional Information

If you are interested in learning more, please email Haley Maglieri, Board Director, or any of our board members. Thank you!
 

Matt Keillor, President (mattk@bfacademy.org)

Sarah Nisbet, Vice President (sarahn@bfacademy.org)

Mette Castor, Secretary (mettec@bfacademy.org)

Adam Lucero, Treasurer (adaml@bfacademy.org)

Stephen Bentley, Director (stephenb@bfacademy.org)

Keri Street, Director (keri@bfacademy.org)

Haley Maglieri, Director (haleym@bfacademy.org)