Greenville Technical Charter High School

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Board Election Information

revised 02/01/2017

 

  

Greenville Technical Charter High School

506 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Building 119, Greenville, SC 29607

Post Office Box 5616, Mail Stop 1201, Greenville, SC 29606

Phone (864) 250-8844 Fax (864) 250-8846

www.gtchs.org

 

 

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and GTCHS Faculty and Staff:

 

The statute governing charter schools provides parents/guardians and faculty/staff members with the opportunity to elect the Greenville Technical Charter High School Board of Directors.  Each family receives one vote per child currently enrolled in GTCHS. Full time school employees are also entitled to a vote.

 

The GTCHS Board consists of 9 elected members with 2 additional members appointed by the Board. Starting with the 2014-2015 elections, term lengths were modified to allow members to serve up to 2 years with 5 members elected for a 2 year term and 4 members elected for a single year term. This year the election will be for 4 positions. Those elected will then serve 2 year terms allowing for partial election of Board members each year improving continuity.  All board members are expected to 

 

  • Attend regular monthly and special meetings (if required)
  • Participate on assigned committees
  • Attend school events whenever possible
  • Assist with fundraising

 

Regular board meetings are usually scheduled from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM, the 3rd Tuesday of each month; times and lengths for committee meetings and school events vary throughout the year. The term of office is for two years beginning on July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2019. Board members are expected to complete required State training prior to swearing in on June 19, 2017 and participate in on-going Board training during the term.

Interested candidates must complete the Filing Application for Election to the Board of Directors (see enclosure). Additional copies of the application may be obtained online at www.gtchs.org or from Teresa Loftis, Principal’s Administrative Assistant. The completed application must be returned to Teresa Loftis no later than 3:00 PM on March 17, 2017 in order for a candidate’s name to be printed on the ballot. Write-in candidates are also allowed during voting.

 

Sample ballots will be prepared and distributed to parents and faculty by March 27, 2017. Electorate will be provided with the biographical sketch candidates submitted on their filing document.  All pertinent dates for the election are listed on the attached page titled “Significant Dates for the 2017 GTCHS BOD Election.”  For this election, GTCHS will use electronic voting by internet. Each eligible voter will receive a unique voting link to Survey Monkey by email. If you are entitled to more than one vote, you will receive one voting link per eligible vote. Voting will open at 3:00 PM on March 31, 2017 and close at 11:59 PM on April 7, 2017. 

 

The official email address on record at the school will be used for distribution of the voting links. If your email address has changed, please contact the school to update that information. For those unable to vote online, there will be a precinct at GTCHS in which voting will be available during specific hours on Friday April 7, 2017.

 

Thank you for your involvement in this extremely important process.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mary Brantley, Ginger Cone, Bob Ground, Zackary Johnson, Candice Lewis

GTCHS Governance Committee

 

 

 

 

Significant Dates for the 2017 GTCHS BOD Election

 

January 27, 2017      Announcement of Election Letter Distribution

 

February 17, 2017    Candidate Filing Period Begins 8:00 AM

 

February 21, 2017    GTCHS Board Meeting (all candidates welcome)

    GTC Administrative Board Room, Bldg 123, 6:00 PM

 

March 14, 2017         GTCHS Board Meeting (all candidates welcome)

    GTC Administrative Board Room, Bldg 123, 6:00 PM

    Names of qualified candidates reported to GTCHS Board

 

March 17, 2017        Candidate Filing Deadline 3:00 PM

 

March 27, 2017         Deadline for Printing and Posting Sample Ballot

    and distribution of voting instructions

 

March 28, 2017         Parents Meet Candidates, 6:15 to 7:15 PM in

    Bob Bayne Auditorium, Building #120

 

March 31, 2017         Link for voting will be sent to voter email address on file

    Online voting open

 

April 7, 2017              Precinct for those wishing to vote at school open at 7:30AM

                                  Electronic Voting closes at11:59 PM

 

April 10, 2017            Unofficial results published.

 

April 18, 2017            BOD Meeting (all candidates welcome)

    GTC Administrative Board Room, Bldg 123, 6:00 PM

    Election results certified by Board

 

May 16, 2017           GTCHS Board Meeting (all candidates welcome)

   GTC Administrative Board Room, 6:00 PM

 

May, 2017               Board training, Time/location TBD

 

June 20, 2017         New Board Members Swearing in Ceremony.

July 18, 2017          First scheduled meeting for the 2017-2018 BOD


 
 
 
 
                        2017 FILING APPLICATION FORM
           FOR ELECTION TO GTCHS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 

INSTRUCTIONS 

1. Submit this form electronically to Teresa Loftis, Assistant to Principal and Secretary, by 3:00 pm March 17, 2017. 

2. Provide a brief bio on the lines below for distribution to families and faculty/staff. All bios will be copied exactly as submitted. LIMIT TO 250 WORDS. 

3. If possible, please submit an electronic copy to tloftis@staff.gtchs.org

 

NAME:___________________________________________

 

 

MAILING ADDRESS: Street ________________________________________

 

Apt: ___________

 

 

City: __________________________ State: _______ Zip Code: __________

 

 

TELEPHONE: Home: _____________________________

 

Work: ________________________

 

 

Mobile: ____________________________ Fax: _____________________________

 

 

EMAIL ADDRESS: Personal:_____________________________________

 

 

Other: __________________________________________________________

 

 

EMPLOYER: ______________________________________________________

 

 

DOB: (M/D): __________________________ 

 

SPOUSE NAME: __________________________

 

 

Filing as (please check one or more as appropriate): 

 

Parent/Family Member ______           Education or Community Leader _______

 

Business _______ 

 

 

Possible Conflicts of Interest for SC Public Board Members:

 

__Yes __No 1.  Do you, family members, or employer have any business relations to GTCHS?

 

__Yes __No 2.  Are you or a family member related to a current board member or employee of  GTCHS?

 

 

__Yes __No 3.  Are you a full time or part time employee of GTCHS?

 

 

__Yes __No 4.  Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense?

 
 
                    Greenville Technical Charter High School
        Post Office Box 5616, Mail Stop 1201, Greenville, SC 29606
 
BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL OUTLINE: (May include educational, civic, & community activities.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Note:
1) Candidate meeting with parents and staff may be recorded or streamed for viewing by those not in attendance.
2) A SLED background check is required for all board members.

Signature: __________________________________________
 
DATE:___________________

Submit Form to: Teresa Loftis, Administrative Assistant tloftis@staff.gtchs.org