Councils & Committees
Blue Oak is governed by three main groups: Faculty, Parents, and the Charter Council; with Administration serving as the facilitating body. Although CUSD is our charter granting agency, they are not involved in our day-to-day school governance. The Charter Council is supported by a few advisory bodies. Parents, Faculty, Classified Staff, Charter Council, and Administration are represented or engaged in these committees. The following are the current councils and committees:
Charter Council (BOCC)
Blue Oak Charter 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 6:00 PM. The Blue Oak Charter Council (BOCC) 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.
Parent Council (PC)
The Parent Council (PC) serves as the leadership core for the parent body, primarily focused on school community and culture as well as fundraising efforts to help support the financial needs of the school. Parent Council meetings are a forum for discussion, concerning matters of interest & concern for the overall health of the school community. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00PM but are subject to change. The PC supports/sponsors any activities that contribute to a healthy community at Blue Oak School (i.e. teams, clubs, festivals, volunteer workdays, improvement projects, parent education events, committees, etc).
Finance Committee (BOFC)
The Blue Oak Finance Committee (BOFC) is an advisory committee to the Blue Oak Charter Council (BOCC). Parents, faculty, classified staff, Charter Council members, and administration are all represented or engaged in this committee. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:15PM. The Finance Committee reviews all issues related to the schools budget and finances. It is the responsibility of the Finance Committee to make recommendations to the BOCC accordingly to continue successful and efficient functioning of the school.
In addition to our Charter Council advisory bodies, Blue Oak has Administrative advisory bodies as well; these are developed on an as-need basis. Currently, the following advisory teams are in place:
Equity & Inclusion Task Force
Designed to look critically at how we can diversify our curriculum, ensure subject matter and teaching materials align with our values and create opportunities for staff and faculty to learn how to uncover and change their biases around race and the ideology of white supremacy.
Reviews questions, changes, or confusion that arise around Waldorf pedagogy.
Review student data and teacher recommendations for potential interventions for academics and behavior.
Facilities & Safety Committee
The Safety Committee meets at least annually and as necessary to review and update the School Safety Plan. This committee works on facility needs, allocation of Measure K funds and prepares the annual Facility Inspection required by California Department of Education.