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School Board Terms of Office

The Community Roots School, as a charter school, has a school board to provide policy guidance and oversight of school operations.  Our school board is a 7-member body. Each board member is elected for 2 years and serves without pay. Terms of office are staggered to encourage continuity so that no more than 3 positions become vacant in the same year. Terms of office commence and expire with the school’s fiscal year (July 1). Officers of the board are elected annually at the July meeting.

Board Meeting Information

The Community Roots School Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Special meetings are scheduled as necessary.

A meeting occurs when a quorum is present to receive information or to decide or deliberate on any public matter. All board meetings shall be conducted in public unless specifically exempt. The board may elect to discuss private matters of personnel, site acquisition, collective bargaining and/or pending litigation in closed (executive) session(s).

Public Comments at School Board Meetings

The Community Roots School Board encourages public comment in order to make better informed decisions. To expedite public comment and make judicious use of time the following practices are strongly encouraged:

  • Contact the Community Roots office (503.874.4107) at least 1 week prior to the meeting and ask to be placed on the agenda.
  • Give the office as much detail as possible about your comments so that background information can be developed for board consideration prior to the meeting.

The board has established the following guidelines to accommodate public testimony:

  1. Get recognition from the Board Chair before speaking.
  2. Give testimony from the designated place.
  3. Keep comments concise and avoid repetition.
  4. Be specific about what you want the board to do.

Note: The board may delay action to a future meeting in order to allow time for study and research.

It may be necessary for the board to establish limits on the length of testimony in order to accommodate all who want to speak. The board believes that issues related to most items can be adequately presented, including questions and clarification, in 10 minutes or less.

Board Members

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

President

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Jay Westfall

Vice President

Virginia Griffin

Virginia Griffin

Secretary

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Rebecca Delmar

Treasurer

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KimChi Therkelsen

Board Member

Jane Zhen

Jane Zhen

Board Member

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Aaron Colmone

Board Member

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Chenae Garcia

Board Member