A message from Board President Haley Maglieri…

In partnership with Principal Simpson, the BFA Board of Directors is proud to work for the students, parents and patrons of BFA in promoting the mission and vision of the school. The following summarizes action taken during our February Board meeting.

BOD Updates:

Charter Renewal

In January, the DCSD Board of Education voted to approve our charter renewal application! We have been renewed for five (5) years! An enormous thank you to Principal SimpsonSarah NisbetHalsley Hoff and our Finance Committee who worked hard on the necessary paperwork and information required for this important process. Congratulations BFA! We are now negotiating the terms of the contract which is anticipated to be finalized on or before June 30, 2024.

Board Succession

If you know someone who is passionate and committed to the mission, vision and long-term strategic plan of BFA, please consider nominating them for the Board. Nominations are open until 11:59 p.m. MST on Friday, March 1, 2024. 

A Candidate Q&A will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in the MS Commons prior to the Board meeting. In April, the BFA community will elect (or re-elect) one (1) director and the current BFA Board will appoint one (1) director to serve on the volunteer, seven-director Board. More details regarding the nomination and election/appointment process are provided in this newsletter. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Adam Lucero at adaml@bfacademy.org or Keri Street at keri@bfacademy.org.

Middle School Electives Survey

We had approximately 50 percent participation in this survey – thank you! Shout out to our fourth grade parents who had the most survey results returned!

Those that took the survey said that elective choices were important, but not the reason the family would choose whether to stay at BFA for middle school. Most felt that study hall should be offered as an elective. An overwhelming number of parents indicated that their student(s) would register for a year-long Spanish elective. More than 75 percent of those who took the survey believe that the electives should be graded and count towards the student’s GPA. Our current middle school families believe that current electives offered at BFA enhance the student’s education and offer a wide variety of interests. We appreciate all of the feedback, including suggestions for elective enhancements for our school. We look forward to enhancements beginning in the 2024-25 school year!

Spring Parent Survey

The SAC has worked very hard to ensure a concise and clear spring survey. The Spring Parent Survey is anticipated to be sent to families in the next week. Your feedback is incredibly important to us. Please take the time to participate in this important survey. We anticipate results will be shared during our April meeting.

Financial Oversight:

Treasurer Sarah Nisbet provided the financial focus during the meeting. January financials were reviewed and recommended for approval by our Finance Committee. We remain focused on our financial health, including appropriate spending and quality investments. 

Financial documents are made available on the Financial Transparency page of the BFA website.  

Policy Governance:

The Board did not review any policies during the February meeting. No policies are currently scheduled to be reviewed in March.

Board BOLTS:

The Board and Principal Simpson recognize that there are BFA students who go above and beyond and achieve excellence in academics, character, effort and/or service. We are proud of these students and the characteristics they exemplify. Our Board BOLTS for February are:

  • Owen Kingham (1st)
  • Charlize Ryan (2nd)
  • Maverick Kellond (2nd)
  • Noraa Dial (2nd)
  • Dylan Schlenker (3rd)
  • Molly Anderson (3rd)
  • Braden Dimond (3rd)
  • Mrs. Wall’s Class (4th Grade)
  • Walker Corson (7th)

If you would like to nominate a student to be recognized as one of our Board BOLTS in March, please use this nomination form.

March Board Meeting:

The next BFA Board of Director meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 26, in the Middle School Commons.