Woodland Star is an independent California nonprofit corporation, a 501(c)3 corporation. The Charter Council, consisting of representatives from the community, faculty and parents, serves as the board of directors of the corporation and is the final decision-making body of the school. A collaborative model governs Charter Schools; therefore the Charter Council weighs recommendations from Faculty Council and Parent Council and the Administration in its decision making.
The Charter Council is composed of nine (9) members. There are two (2) Woodland Star Charter School teachers, four (4) parents, and three (3) members appointed by the seated Council (these may be parents, community members, but not employees of the school). Parent representatives are chosen in an election sponsored by the Parent Council. Terms are for two years. Under California corporate law, board members must always act in the best interests of the whole of the corporation (school) in their decision making and may not represent particular interests.
The Charter Council meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the school with additional meetings added as needed based on pending school business. All Charter Council meetings are conducted in accordance with the Brown Act and applicable public meeting laws. The Charter Council reviews all Woodland Star Charter School programs to determine the effectiveness of Charter School programs and provide direction for program improvements.
The Charter Council and the Administrator will assure:
- The evaluation of staff
- Selection of and assignment of staff from the recommendations of the Charter Council
- Development of the charter program budget that is ratified by the Charter Council
- Development of annual program calendars
- Woodland Star Charter School is non-sectarian in its programs, admissions policies, employment practices, and all other operations, shall not charge tuition, and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
- Reporting to the Charter Council is the Administrator.