As PVS is both a public school and a non-profit organization, it is governed by a board of directors. The PVS board consists of up to 15 volunteers: including faculty representatives, parents, and members of the broader community. The board is responsible for the legal and financial management of the school as an organization, while the principal oversees the day-to-day operations.
The board holds open public meetings the third Thursday of every month in the upper school multi-purpose room and encourages all interested community members to attend.
The board carries out its work through committees, which are always welcoming new members. Below are brief descriptions of this year’s committees, along with their meeting schedule. Anyone interested in serving on one is encouraged to come to a meeting or contact the committee chair.
Board Members 2016-2017 School Year
- Mary Li - President
- Medessa Cheney - Vice President and Advocacy Workgroup Chair
- Dennis Terzian - New Home Committee Chair
- Dre Davey - Fundraising Committee Chair
- Jamie Trummer
- Michael Newman - Secretary and Strategic Plan Lead
- Erin Law - Treasurer
- Jamey Duhamel
- Lauren Rook
- Jill Stratton
- Marcus Stephens
- Steve Dyer
- Ruthanne Kendrick- Faculty Representative
- Ann Marie Vitti - Faculty Representative
Board Committees 2016-2017
Fundraising: Responsible for the Direct Giving campaign and various fundraising events throughout the school year. Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30. Contact: email@example.com
Finance: Meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:30. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Home Committee: Working to find a permanent location for PVS. Meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30. Contact: email@example.com
Strategic Plan: The Strategic Plan workgroup is tasked with developing the next strategic plan for Portland Village School.This plan will last through the 2020 school year and provide overall guidance and direction for the growth and development of the school. After the strategic plan is adopted, the workgroup works with stakeholders and task assignees of the strategic plan to monitor progress toward the plan and revise it as necessary. The meeting schedule, so for more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy/outreach workgroup: This group seeks to build relationships and promote policies that will help PVS accomplish its educational mission.This includes working with other Oregon charter schools to change how charter schools are funded, as well as building and maintaining connections with the Portland Public School district, state and local government, the educational system, businesses and local neighborhoods. Advocacy meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30. Contact: email@example.com
Please feel free to contact the Committee Chairs for more information. All PVS Board and Committee meetings are open to the public and we welcome your volunteer interest.
Officially Adopted Policies
In 2013 the board adopted a new set of policies. They can be found at www.portlandvillageschool.org/board-policies.
Board Committee Minutes
Upcoming Board Meeting Agenda: Thursday March 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm (In Multipurpose Room in the Upper School)
Board committee minutes can be found by following this link.