Committees of the Lincoln Academy Board of Directors
The LA Board of Directors has 5
standing committees, which advise the
board in fulfilling its duties and report to the board at monthly board
meetings. Each committee is chaired by a
board member but then made up of members of the Lincoln Academy community. If you are interested in helping or would like
more information, please contact the chairman of the committee or any board
Committee or SAC (Chairman, email@example.com)
- This is a
state-mandated committee that every public school must have in place.
- Meets at least 4
times/year and works to determine whether decisions affecting the educational
processes of our school are advancing or impeding student achievement. Reports to
students, parents, boards of education, educators, and the community on the
educational performance of the school and provides data for the appraisal of
such performance through the LA board of directors.
- Specific tasks:
- Monitors and reports changes to the school’s Unified Improvement Plan (UIP), which must
be reported to the district by December of each year.
- Conducts the
annual parent and staff surveys (familiarity with SurveyMonkey or other online
survey tool is helpful)
closely with school administration about district, state and federal testing
and reporting data
- Formulating a
school “dashboard” for monitoring school-wide data
members should enjoy data analysis
- Works with the board treasurer (Jeff Baucum), business
manager (Cindie Poulter) and principal (Janelle Johnson) in planning and
monitoring the school budget and finances.
- Experience in accounting or finance highly desirable.
Governance Committee (Chairman,
Monitors, reviews and updates (as needed) school and board
policies, bylaws and other governing documents.
- Works with the facilities manager and staff to
maintain the school grounds and buildings.
- Experience in construction, landscaping, HVAC systems, or
plumbing highly desirable.
- Works to find additional income for the school via grants,
corporate and individual donations, marketing sponsorships or fundraising (Lincoln Academy Tech Trek 5K and Laps for Education are examples).
- Helps to identify projects
and determine the annual fundraising goal for the school in consultation with
the board of directors, principal and finance committee.
- Identifies grant opportunities and writes proposals. Assists others with writing grants if
- Cultivates business sponsors for the school.
- Develops presentation materials
(written proposals, PowerPoint presentations, school brochure, video, etc.).
- Develops sponsorship or marketing partner proposals including levels of
sponsorship, costs and benefits.
- Markets Lincoln Academy to
the community. Works with the principal
to advertise Lincoln Academy wherever and whenever possible, i.e. Arvada
Harvest Festival, local newspapers, Jeffco publications, school website, formal
presentations, word-of-mouth, etc.