Charter School Board Members Needed
The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) has announced applications are needed for district representatives to the boards of four local charter schools: Academy of Alameda, Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC), Nea and Community Learning Centers Schools (the organization that oversees ACLC and Nea).
Under state law, charter school authorizers (in this case, AUSD) can appoint representatives to charter schools’ boards of directors. At its Nov. 1, meeting, AUSD’s board directed staff to prepare an appointment process for selecting such representatives.
The representatives need to be able to attend charter board meetings regularly and should be familiar with public education or the oversight of public bodies, have familiarity with Alameda schools and be committed to transparency and openness in governance.
The AUSD board will appoint one representative to each charter school board after interviewing applicants in public session. Representatives will serve a one-year term.Applications are available on the AUSD website: http://alamedausd-ca.schoolloop.com.
The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Dec. 12. Applications can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at 337-2322 or dropped off at the district office addressed to Chad Pimentel.