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Indpls Lighthouse Charter School

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The Board Member will support the work of Victory College Prep and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Each trustee is responsible for actively participating in the work of Victory College Prep Board of Trustees, and the life of the organization. The expectations of trustees are outlined below. The Board will nominate a candidate only after they have agreed to fulfill these expectations:

LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT

  1. Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director (ED) as he/she develops and implements Victory College Prep strategic plan.
  2. Work in good faith with fellow Board Members to fulfill the obligations of Board Membership and achieve our goals.
  3. Prepare for Board and Committee meetings by carefully reviewing materials in the packet in advance and bringing necessary materials to meetings.
  4. Approving annual budget, audit reports and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
  5. Actively serve on a minimum of one committee.
  6. Participate in task forces and special assignments.
  7. Be familiar with the bylaws.

ATTENDANCE
  1. Regularly attend Board Meetings in accordance with the absenteeism policy by attending a minimum of 75% of the Board Meetings, Board Trainings and scheduled conference calls.
  2. If unable to attend a Board Member may be permitted to participate remotely with prior permission of the Board Chair.
  3. If unable to attend in person or remotely, the Board Chair should be notified prior to 12pm the day of the meeting.
  4. If a member is absent for two "non-notified" consecutive meetings, or three "notified" consecutive meetings, they may be removed.
  5. Attend all special activities of the Board, including fundraising events and other Board Events or Retreats as they are scheduled.

FUNDRAISING
  1. Board Members will consider Victory College Prep a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority.
  2. Participate in setting fundraising goals, planning any events, and attending such events.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  1. Represent Victory College Prep to stakeholders; act as an ambassador for the organization.
  2. Assist in the identifying and recruitment of other Board Members to ensure a diverse board that reflects the community VCP serves.
  3. Promote the mission, goals, and objectives of Victory College Prep to increase public awareness, understanding and support of the organization by establishing relationships with local and state level authorizers, business communities and elected officials.
  4. Assist in the recruitment of volunteers and committee members to augment the Board.

EVALUATION/ASSESMENTS

  1. Participate in an honest appraisal of one’s own performance and that of the Board.
  2. Participate in evaluations of the Board, ED, Principal, and Victory College Prep.
  3. The Board assesses the success of the school with respect to its mission and vision, its educational program, student achievement, parent satisfaction and other indicators of school success.

VOLUNTEERISM

  1. Participates in student recruitment as needed.
  2. Attend at least one school event each year.

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About Indpls Lighthouse Charter School

Location:

1780 Sloan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203, US

Mission Statement

We use a restorative approach to discipline and develop the whole child in our school. We leverage relationships and social skill development to ensure that all students graduate prepared to solve problems, work collaboratively, and persevere in the world. All students in grades 7-12 participate in a daily advisory program for 50 minutes. Staff advisors remain with their students throughout their entire high school career and focus on developing social-emotional skills, academic development, and college-and-career advising.

Description

Victory College Prep (VCP) opened in August 2005 on the Southeast side of Indianapolis. We are a public, K-12 charter school that serves approximately 900 students. Recognized by the Urban League of Indianapolis as a School of Excellence in 2018. In addition, VCP was given a 'B’ rating from the state of Indiana for the 2017-2018 school year. Received a full 7-year charter renewal from the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation in December 2018​. Over 90% of our seniors have graduated with a Core 40 diploma or better for the past six consecutive years​

Board Development
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1780 Sloan AvenueIndianapolis, IN 46203

(39.74341,-86.08858)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Strategic Planning
  • Advocacy
  • Child Advocacy
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • A. Monthly Board Meeting – 2 hrs B. Participation on a committee or task force – 2 hrs C. Reading materials/Being prepared for meetings – 1 hr D. Attending events at the school – 1 hr E. Fundraising and other ambassador tasks as needed – 1-2 hrs

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