Governing Council

South Valley Academy's Governing Council is currently composed of members of the community. The powers of the Governing Council include approving the school’s annual budget, making broad policy as outlined by South Valley Academy’s charter, approving charter amendments, approving school plans and handbooks created by Staff Council, and hiring and evaluating the Principal / Director. It uses the consensus model for decision-making.

The Council meets in the SVA Main Office on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. Each meeting consists of a public comment portion and a closed session for discussion of internal business. Parents, students, and community members are welcome to attend and participate in the public comment portion of each meeting. During the open session, school events and concerns are discussed. Feedback from present guests is welcome. Please note that all questions and discussion will be recorded in the meeting's official minutes. A final version of the approved minutes will be made available to the public in digital form on this site or in paper form at our main office after each meeting.


Josue Olivares, President

Michelle Otero, Vice President 

Rachel McCormick, Secretary

Noel Chilton, Member

Estefany Mendoza Gonzalez, Member

Carla Nieto, Member
email address coming soon

Moises Padilla, Member
email address coming soon 

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held in the SVA Main Office at 5:15 p.m. unless specified below.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019: Special Meeting for 2019-2020 Budget
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
No July 2019 Meeting: Summer Break
GC meeting agenda & archived minutes available here.