Board of Directors


Board Members

Karna Dawson, Chair

Sara JordanVice Chair

John Gerber, Treasurer

Cliff Schlueter, Secretary

Rachel Kaplan

Julie Yarnall

Debbie Elam
Board Mandate
The Board of Directors is responsible for the policies and fiscal oversight of LIve Oak Charter School.  The Board conducts strategic planning to meet the goals and mission of Live Oak Charter.  Members are appointed by the board and serve for terms of 2-3 years.  Live Oak is governed in accordance with California Education Code, Brown Act provisions, and best practices for public meetings.

Meetings
The Live Oak Board meets monthly.  Please view the Calendar for upcoming Board and Committee meetings.  The Board encourages public attendance and comment on matters before the school and community.  Guests intending to provide public comment should inform the board of their interest at the start of the meeting.  Public comment will be limited to a reasonable duration to ensure that the Board is able to cover its full agenda. 

Documents
Agendas and Board Packets (including support documents) are posted online in advance of each meeting.  Hard copies are available in the office or at the meeting upon request.  Minutes are archived following their adoption, as are relevant financial statements including annual audits. Please follow the links below to access our Board documents. 


Board Agendas          Board Packets          Board Minutes


Board Committees

Board Development Committee                   

Executive Committee
  • Organizes agenda for Board Meetings
  • Provides oversight of Board Functions
  • Conducts Administrator Evaluations
Communications Committee
  • Oversees Board Communications
  • Develops policy for school communication
  • Assists in strategic planning of community outreach, parent education and information distribution at Live Oak
Finance Committee
  • Reviews Monthly and Annual Financials
  • Prepares Budgets
  • Guides Fiscal Planning
  • Provides oversight of financial activities
  • Develops fiscal policy
Facilities Committee
  • Oversees Major Building and improvement Projects
  • Facilitates long term site planning
  • Develops Facilities Policy
Human Resources Committee