South Valley Academy's Governing Council is currently composed of seven 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 Executive Director. It uses the consensus model for decision-making.
The Council meets in the SVA Main Office on the third 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.
NOTE: All currently scheduled Governing Council meetings will be held by video conference until further notice. Public portions of the meetings will available by Google Meet for those who wish to participate. All public sessions will be recorded and made available for later viewing on our website.
Laura Sanchez, President
Carla Nieto, Vice President
Paola Castillo, Secretary
Claudia Cano, Member
Alejandro Mendiaz Rivera, Member
Adriana Mendiaz Coronado, Member
Dawn Stracener, Member
2020-2021 Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held via Google Meet at 5:15 p.m. unless specified below.
|Date||Link to Meeting: posted day of|
|April 20, 2020|
|April 27, 2020: Special Meeting|
|May 18, 2020|
|June 15, 2020|
Meeting Agendas and Video Archive
Recorded meetings are available in the GC Video Archive.