Board Update: November / December 2018

posted Dec 14, 2018, 9:52 AM by Jane Baker   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 9:55 AM ]

Important AD12 Charter Renewal Meetings

These meetings are open to the public.  Come show your support! (AD12 Educational Support Center, 7:00pm)

        Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – DAC recommendation to AD12 Board & Stargate Admin Presentations
        Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – AD12 Staff Recommendation to AD12 Board
        Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – Stargate Response to Questions from AD12 Board, if needed
        Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – AD12 Board Vote

New 144th Avenue Entrance for Stargate

Thank you to everyone who attended the community meeting on Dec 3rd to learn about Stargate’s new entrance to Stargate from 144th Avenue. The information presented at that meeting can be viewed HERE.  Evergreen Development worked with Stargate to address several of the concerns and suggestions that were raised at the previous community meetings held in May and November. At the suggestion of the community, Doug Ryan is obtaining cost estimates for paving the future overflow parking. Currently it is within the school’s budget to add a gravel overflow lot as presented. If you have any questions about the new entrance, please feel free to contact Lynne Allen, Doug Ryan or Apryl Sweat.


The Board met on November 28th for their regular business meeting. Below are the highlights of the meeting:

  • ·         The Board held an executive session to discuss negotiations regarding the corner lot development project.
  • ·         The SAC and Administrators presented the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) and the Board approved it for dissemination to the community and the district.
  • ·         The Board interviewed candidates for the vacant Director position and voted to appoint Lisa Hosfelt. Congratulations Lisa!
  • ·         The Board discussed research on charter school leadership structures and approved the proposal to work with a third party consultant and initiate the search for a new Executive Director for the 2019/2020 school year.
  • ·         The Board held an Executive Session for personnel discussions related to open/unresolved complaints with Sybil Kisken, the school’s Interim Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer.

November minutes were approved at the December meeting and will be posted to the Governance Website HERE.



The Board met on December 12 to attend retaliation training from Sybil Kisken, the school’s interim Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer, followed by a regular business meeting, with the following highlights:

  • ·         The Board appointed Kristin Seger to the School Accountability Committee to fill the vacancy from Lisa Hosfelt’s appointment the Board in November.
  • ·         The Board approved allocating the remaining bond funds to the Evergreen Development project, contingent on Evergreen closing on the land.
  • ·         The Board approved the questions for a third party staff survey to be conducted in Jan/Feb.
  • ·         The Board approved the parent survey questions for the annual SAC survey to be conducted in Jan/Feb.
  • ·         The Board approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to begin the process for hiring a new Executive Director.  Stay tuned for more details about this process when we return from winter break!


Additional detail on the above items will be available in the formal minutes which will be reviewed and approved at the next Board meeting.  Once approved, minutes are posted to the Governance Website HERE.


The next Regular Board meeting will be held on January 23rd at 6:00pm in the Stargate Performing Arts Auditorium.  Hope to see you there!