BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

The Unity Charter School Board of Trustees is a group of elected volunteers who serve the oversight function for the school, and is responsible for ensuring that the school operates efficiently and in compliance with the Charter School Program Act of 1995 and all other applicable laws and regulations.

Unity Charter School’s Board of Trustees meets monthly to discuss school matters, during which detailed accounts of all discussions are documented.

Officers

Robert Ghelli
robert.ghelli@unitycharterschool.org

President

 

Owen Lipnick
owen.lipnick@unitycharterschool.org

Vice President

Trustees

Executive Director

Secretary & Business Administrator

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly is a unique aspect of Unity Charter, in which the entire commUnity actively participates in the governance of the school. Convened three times each year, the General Assembly provides parents, teachers, board members and students with opportunities to discuss, debate and resolve issues pertaining to Unity’s governance. All stakeholders, parents/guardians of enrolled children, teachers, staff, and students in grades six through eight are eligible to vote at the General Assembly, which is required to take certain actions during the year:

  • Fall Assembly/October: The first General Assembly elects a Grievance Committee, as well as a Finance Committee to oversee the development of the school’s budget for the next year.
  • Winter Assembly/March: The second General Assembly votes on the budget developed by the Finance Committee and the school administration.
  • Spring Assembly/June: At the third and final General Assembly, new Board members are elected for three-year terms.

Each General Assembly is also an opportunity for the commUnity to celebrate our accomplishments. Additional topics may include student presentations and performances, family input into important developments in curriculum and programs, and the Director’s annual State of the School presentation. At each assembly, our commUnity comes together to assess our progress toward the Unity Charter mission and to plan improvements for the future.