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2020 Candidates for the Board of Directors

Candidates for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors


Join the Westgate School Board of Directors!

The Westgate Governance Board of Directors will have 2 seats open for a 3-year term. Joining the board is a fun way to make a difference in our fabulous WCS community. 


The commitment is approximately 10-15 hours a month of work and includes attendance at Board meetings. Elected board members typically serve for a three-year term, beginning in July of the year elected. Board meetings are once or twice a month on Tuesday evenings from 6:30–9pm (approximately). Each board member is also asked to serve on standing and/or ad hoc committees that have additional but variable time requirements outside of the regular board meetings and to attend presentations/events (e.g., Executive Director’s address, professional development, Westgate graduation, etc.) that may fall outside of the school day or board/committee meetings. Prior experience is not necessary - we are interested in candidates with all backgrounds who want to help and be involved with our school. Please feel free to contact Michelle at with any questions. Board documents are available for review at


Interested parents should provide a short 5 sentence biography and answer the following questions below by March 15, 2020, to Statements will be published on the school website for the WCS Community to review. All candidates will be invited to participate in a Meet and Greet on April 7th, 2020 at 6 pm.  Please join us to visit with the candidates before the election.  The election will take place electronically, sent to the email registered with the school.  The ballot will be open from April 8th through the 14th.  Winners will be announced on April 15th, 2020.

Each candidate is asked to submit a 5-sentence bio and answer the following questions:
  1. What makes Westgate’s mission and vision meaningful to you and your family?
  2. Why are you interested in serving on the Westgate Board of Directors? What are your perceptions about the roles and duties of the Board of Directors at a charter school?
  3. What area(s) would you be most interested in working on (i.e., finance/budget, events, fundraising, recruitment, legal, building improvements, school accountability, policy, etc.), and what skills and experience do you have that would allow you to be successful in these endeavors?
  4. What is your availability to attend regular board meetings and contribute additional time to board-related activities?