Charter School Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

Sage Community School. (File Photo)

Sage Community School will join the other 196 schools and districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month,” Director Anna Fowler announced Tuesday.

“Our school board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students,” said Mrs. Fowler. “They also serve as the corporate board of directors for our non-profit charter school. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.”

Sage Community School’s board members are: Leslie Cook, Ellsworth Lang, Ruth Shaffer, Missy Danforth, Brandon Fowler, Christina Rubidoux, and Alex Piper. These citizens of Chiloquin represent their fellow citizens’ views and priorities in the complex enterprise of maintaining and running a charter school, Fowler said. They also reinforce the principle of local control over public education, which is an important, highly valued aspect of education in Oregon.

“Too often the efforts of school board members go unrecognized,” Fowler said.
The school board’s main goal, is to support student achievement, Fowler added. To achieve that goal, the board focuses on the following needs:

  • Creating a vision for what parents and citizens want their charter school to become and how to make student achievement the top priority
  • Assessing whether the school achieves these goals, and whether students are learning
  • Aligning the use of the school’s human and financial resources
  • Creating a safe and orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach
  • Collaborating to solve common problems and to support common successes
  • Focusing on continuous improvement by questioning, examining, revising, refining and revisiting issues related to student achievement.

Sage Community School will recognize their board members during the regular board meeting on Wednesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the school office building, 43580 HWY 62, Chiloquin.

A special reception with refreshments will follow the board meeting.
“Even though we are making a special effort during January to show appreciation for our school board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round effort on their part. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to improving student achievement and to fighting for the best for all of our students,” Fowler said.

Press release from Sage Community School