Board of Directors

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 13 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 Executive Director oversees the day-to-day operations.

The board holds open public meetings the third Thursday of every month. Typically these meetings are held in upper school, but during the covid-19 related closure all board meetings are being held on zoom.  We encourage all interested community members to attend. You are very welcome and we provide a period devoted to public comment during each meeting. The zoom meeting links are shared via school community wide email the Sunday prior to each meeting, and are also posted in the left hand column of this page.

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 attend a meeting or contact the committee chair.

Board Members 2021-2022 School Year

 
Portland Village School Board of Directors Seeks New Members
 
The Portland Village School Board of Directors is now recruiting for new board members. Board terms are two years and we are actively recruiting for one new board member to begin in the coming months and three to four additional board members to begin serving in June 2022.  
 
If you are interested in volunteering for a seat on the Board, please email kerry.lyles.board@portlandvillageschool.org to express your interest and receive a short application. Feel free to reach out with any questions as well. 

Board Committees 2021-2022

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.

 

PVS Board Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Working to keep equity central in decision making so that PVS can be an equitable and welcoming place for all. Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM Contact: angeline.palmer.board@portlandvillageschool.org

New Home Committee: Working to find a permanent location for PVS. Contact: tom.klein.board@portlandvillageschool.org

Director Evaluation Committee: works collaboratively with the principal to develop goals and measurable outcomes for the year. The committee gathers information from stakeholders regarding progress toward those goals and compiles the responses and data for review by the board of directors. This committee meets periodically throughout the year and regularly from January to May.  Contact Phyllis.Kasparian.board@portlandvillageschool.org

Fundraising: Responsible for the Direct Giving campaign and various fundraising events throughout the school year.  Contact: Ian.Terrell.board@PortlandVillageSchool.org

Finance: Collaborates with Executive Director in oversight of budget and monthly financial reportingContact: Tom.Klein.board@portandvillageschool.org Finance Committee meeting agendas and background documents can be accessed here.

      Board Committee Minutes

      Adopted Board Meeting and Committee minutes can be found by following this link.

       

       

      Bylaws of the Portland Village School

      Bylaws Adopted May 15, 2014

      Organizational Chart Adopted February 2, 2019

      Officially Adopted Policies

      In 2013 the board adopted a new set of policies.  They can be found here.

      Charter School Contract

      The Charter School Contract between Portland Village School and PPS was initially approved in 2008 and is re-approved by vote of the PPS Board of Education at 1, 5, or 10 year intervals. In March 2020 Portland Village School was granted a full 10 year renewal. The full contract with additional amendments can be found Here

      Strategic Plan 2017-2020

      The Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Directors in 2016 can be found here. The Board of Directors will be engaging in a process of developing the strategic plan for 2021-2024 this school year. Stay tuned for opportunities to add your voice to the vision.

      Covid-19:
      The board holds open public meetings the third Thursday of every month. Typically these meetings are held in upper school, but are currently being held on Zoom due to Covid-19.  We encourage all interested community members to attend. 
       
      Agendas and Zoom Links will be provided the Sunday before the meeting in our Board Update email.
       
      POLICY REVIEW:
      The PVS Board of Directors is charged with reviewing and updating our school policies this year with guidance from OSBA.
      We value your input. If you are interested in participating in this process, please get in touch:  Ian.Terrell.Board@portlandvillageschool.org 
       
      Policy work group meetings are announced with meeting links in our Board Update emails.
       
      All are welcome.