Charter School Governance Board

Stephen Foster Elementary Charter School Governance Board

Stephen Foster Elementary Charter School is a small, diverse and close knit elementary school providing our students ample opportunity for individual attention and personal growth.  As a public charter school, Stephen Foster Elementary Charter School is afforded greater flexibility in how we meet the needs of our students as we educate them towards mastery of skills and content while ensuring attainment of all public education standards. At Foster, flexibility is evident in the Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum utilized in K-3rd grade, Reading and Writing Units of Study implemented in 4th-6th grade as well as a focus on Global Studies in 5th and 6th.  

The current English Language Arts curricula supports the emphasis Foster places on developing their students as future global leaders.  Because this emphasis is unique to Stephen Foster Elementary Charter School, leadership qualities exemplified in students are celebrated through monthly grade level recognition as well as bi-yearly Global Leader family dinners.   In addition, grade-level service projects enable our students to build leadership qualities through projects that address community needs and/or concerns.

Increased flexibility, however, is accompanied by increased accountability.  Monitoring the success of curriculum implementation on student achievement, making decisions regarding budget allocations, and general oversight of Foster’s activities occur as a result of the governance of the Stephen Foster Elementary Charter School Governance Board. The Charter School Board is comprised of parent and community representatives, as well as staff members. All parents are invited to attend the monthly meetings.  Dates and times are publicized prior to each meeting.


Stephen Foster Elementary Charter School Board members serve terms for one year, beginning July 1. New members are accepted throughout the year and we welcome interest from all parents, staff and community members!

If you have any questions, please contact President Scott Shipps:

2019-20 Governing Board Members

Charter Board Member Contact Information

Informational Documents

Charter School Contract

Governance Board By-Laws

Funds Requisition

Foster School Funds Requisition Form (Instructions) Foster School Funds Requisition Form


Governing Board meetings are scheduled once every other month during the school year with committee meetings are on the opposite months as needed. All are welcome to attend.

Charter Board 2019-2020 Meeting Dates


Meeting Agendas

9-8-2020 Charter Board Meeting Agenda

8-11-2020 Charter Board Meeting Agenda

3-10-2020 Charter Board Meeting Agenda

1-14-2020 Charter Board Meeting Agenda

11-12-2019 Charter Board Meeting Agenda

9-10-2019 Charter Board Meeting Agenda

8-13-2019 Charter Board Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

8-11-2020 Charter Board Meeting Minutes

3-10-2020 Charter Board Meeting Minutes

1-14-2020 Charter Board Meeting Minutes

11-12-2019 Charter Board Meeting Minutes

9-10-2019 Charter Board Meeting Minutes

8-13-2019 Charter Board Meeting Minutes