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Governing Council

South Valley Academy's Governing Council is currently composed of five 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 session and, optionally, a closed session for discussion of internal business. Parents, students, and community members are welcome to attend and participate in the public session of each meeting. During the public session, school events and concerns are discussed.

Feedback from present guests is welcome during the Open Forum portion of each meeting. 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.

Attendance and Meeting Accessibility: Members of the public are welcome to attend Governing Council meetings in-person at this time. However, this may change based on public health order(s) in effect at the time of each meeting. In an effort to increase meeting accessibility, all meetings will also be available on Google Meet as part of our normal proceedings.

Governing Council Members

Anna Trillo, President
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Sergio Schwartz, Vice President
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Reyna Santillano, Secretary
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Claudia Cano, Member
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Daisy Ortiz, Member
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2022-2023 Meeting Schedule
All meetings begin at 5:15pm unless indicated

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Tuesday, April 26, 2023 (Special Meeting)
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Governing Council Bylaws and Procedure