Charter Council

The Blue Oak School is governed by a seven-member Charter Council with three parent representatives and four community members, chosen in accordance with the bylaws of Blue Oak Charter School.  Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in the Parent Center on the Blue Oak campus, located at 450 W. East Ave. Chico, CA.

The Charter Council is the entity which is held accountable for the operations of the school. It is the responsibility of the Charter Council to develop policies and put them in writing, so they serve as guidelines and goals for the successful and efficient functioning of the school.

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Charter Council Members
(terms in parentheses)

Monica McDaniel, Chairperson
Parent Member (Aug. 2018 – Aug. 2020)

Vicki Wonacott, Co-chair
Community Member (Aug. 2019 – Aug. 2020)

Chelsea Parker, CFO & Treasurer
Parent Member (Aug. 2018 – Aug. 2020)

Trisha Atehortua, Clerk, Secretary & PC Liaison
Parent Member (Aug. 2018 – Aug. 2020)

Laurel Hill-Ward
Community Member (Aug. 2019 – Aug. 2020)

Laura Swanson
Interim Community Member (Nov. 2019 – Aug. 2020)

Charter Council Functions

  • Overseeing that the school’s program and operation are faithful to the terms of the charter and its mission statement
  • Adopting policies that further clarify and assist in maintaining the TBOS Mission and Educational Program
  • Ensuring that the school’s academic programs are successful. All TBOS academic programs are evaluated and reviewed annually by the Charter Council. Evaluations are used to determine the effectiveness of the programs and provide direction for improvements
  • Hiring the Director and evaluating his/her performance annually
  • Approving the hiring and termination of staff
  • Creating, serving on, and appointing people to necessary committees
  • Developing strategic planning, and approving short and long-term goals
  • Providing board orientation to all members, which includes an introduction to the school and curriculum, classroom visits, and a binder of policies and information
  • Development of sound fiscal policy and business management practices and approving school expenditures

Charter Council Election Process

The Charter Council members are elected for a term of two years. The officers shall be selected at the corporate Annual Organizational Meeting held within thirty days of the confirmation of Charter Council elections. For further detail please review the Charter Council bylaws.

Document Downloads

Current Blue Oak Charter School Bylaws, updated 04/21/2020
Current Blue Oak Charter School Charter
Charter Attachments 1-6
Charter Attachments 7-10
Education Protection Account Funds 2014-15