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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, and hiring and evaluating the Executive Director. It uses the consensus model for decision-making.

The Governing 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 questions and discussion from the Open Forum 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: 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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Dr. Eloy Garcia, Member
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Daisy Ortiz, Member
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2023-2024 Meeting Schedule
All meetings begin at 5:15pm unless indicated
Meeting times and dates are subject to change


Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 (tentative)
 
Governing Council Bylaws and Procedure