BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors focuses on operations, ensuring that the school is faithful to its charter, mission, vision and compliance with all state and federal statutes regarding school policies, operations, and board procedures.
The Seven Hills Preparatory Academy Board of Directors is comprised of eleven members dedicated to the school’s mission and the success of all SHPA students. With a diverse background of expertise and experience, the Board consists of seven parent members, three teachers, and one community member.
Public Notice: Starting with the September 3rd meeting and until further notice, School Board meetings will assume a hybrid format, with some members on site and others attending virtually. If members of the public wish to attend the meeting in person, they will be required to wear masks and review a health screening checklist prior to entering the building. Seating will maintain six feet of physical distance up to space capacity. Public comments still must be submitted in advance.
Teleconference numbers for members of the public who would like to listen to live audio of the School Board and Committee meetings are provided for each of the upcoming meetings below:
To listen to a live audio of any meeting please dial the number associated with the meeting. Public comment will be accepted and shared with School Board members by emailing the comment to School Board Secretary, Molly Lee, up to one-hour in advance of the meeting at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the School Board Work Session scheduled for 6:00 p.m on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, please dial:(US) +1 470-210-0734 PIN: #733 642 712
For the PR Committee Meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, please dial:(US) +1 802-392-3654 PIN: #420355593
For the School Board Meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m on Thursday, February 4, 2021, please dial:(US) + PIN: #
SHPA’s Authorizer is Friends of Education:
Friends of Education
11100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 800
Minnetonka, MN 55305
The Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of each month and all meetings are open to the public. Board minutes are posted to the school’s website. Copies of all minutes and finances are maintained in the Director’s office.
2017 – 2018 SHPA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
2018 – 2019 SHPA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
2019 – 2020 SHPA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
2020 – 2021 SHPA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
2017 – 2018 SHPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
2018 – 2019 SHPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
2019 – 2020 SHPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
2020 – 2021 SHPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
School Board Committees
In addition to the focus on operations, the members of the Board of Directors also oversee and chair Board committees. These committees may include volunteers from the school community and serve to ensure that the SHPA academic programming is successful, that the multiple elements of school and community life are addressed efficiently, and that the organization remains economically viable. These committees include Finance, Public Relations, Human Resources, Governance, and Facilities.
The Finance committee is a committee of the School Board of Directors. The purpose of this committee is to review the financial performance of the school, ensure that the school does not operate in a statutory deficit position, strive to achieve and maintain a 25% fund balance, and recommend and manage to an annual budget that accomplishes these goals. The committee is chaired by the SHPA School Board Treasurer. This committee also performs periodic reviews of the managerial controls of public funds and record keeping.
Finance Committee Members: Michael Meyer (Chair), Renson Anjere, Lisa Barnidge, Kate Docken, Kim Hubertus, Leah Lellman , Carl Schlueter
2017 – 2018 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
2018 – 2019 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
2019 – 2020 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
2020 – 2021 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
The Human Resources committee is a committee of the School Board of Directors. The purpose of this committee is to review specific topics as assigned by the board of directors for the purpose of making a recommendation to the board of appropriate action to take. Common topics that may be discussed by this committee include common personnel functions such as compensation and employee benefit structures, staffing practices such as attracting and retaining staff, as well as communications among employees. The committee should refrain from handling specific employee performance concerns; those should be handled by the executive director in coordination with the full board of directors.
Human Resources Committee Members: Molly Lee (Chair), Kate Docken, Carolyn Farrell, Leah Lellman, Sara Neu, Brent Peterson, Kelly Ryan, Carl Schlueter, Martine Walker, Celeste Wiederholt
2017 – 2018 Human Resource Committee Meeting Minutes
2018 – 2019 Human Resource Committee Meeting Minutes
2019 – 2020 Human Resource Committee Meeting Minutes
2020 – 2021 Human Resource Committee Meeting Minutes
The Public Relations committee is also a committee of the School Board of Directors. Its purpose is to actively communicate and promote SHPA and its activities to the greater community and to interested families. This committee also coordinates annual school and community events. This committee is chaired by a Board member.
Public Relations Committee Members: Lisa Barnidge (Chair) , Nicole Peterson, Janeen Raaen, Johanna Schmitt, Tou Thao
2017 – 2018 Public Relations Committee Meeting Minutes
2018 – 2019 Public Relations Committee Meeting Minutes
2019 – 2020 Public Relations Committee Meeting Minutes
2020 – 2021 Public Relations Committee Meeting Minutes
The Governance committee also reports to the School Board of Directors. Membership is comprised of Board members, parents, and community member volunteers. The purpose of this committee is to maintain and adhere to the school’s bylaws, review and make recommendations on issues of new policy, change existing policy, recommend any modifications or deletions from existing policies. The Governance committee also coordinates and maintains the board member training requirements and ensures compliance with all federal, state, authorizer and SHPA regulations.
Governance Committee Members: Kim Hubertus (Chair), Renson Anjere, Lisa Barnidge, Carolyn Farrell, Molly Lee, Michael Meyer, Kelly Ryan, Carl Schlueter, Martine Walker
2017 – 2018 Governance Committee Meeting Minutes
2018 – 2019 Governance Committee Meeting Minutes
2019 – 2020 Governance Committee Meeting Minutes
2020 – 2021 Governance Committee Meeting Minutes
Facilities Committee Members: Martine Walker (Chair), Kate Docken, Kim Hubertus, Janeen Raaen, Carl Schlueter, Mark Quistad
2017 – 2018 Facilities Committee Meeting Minutes
2018 – 2019 Facilities Committee Meeting Minutes
2019 – 2020 Facilities Committee Meeting Minutes