Compass Charter Schools (CCS) Honors its Board of Directors During National School Board Recognition Month

By January 15, 2020 News

Thousand Oaks, CA — January is National School Board Recognition Month and Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is celebrating its community volunteers who dedicate countless hours and resources to ensure quality education is available for scholars. The current Board of Directors consists of community leaders who are passionate about public education. The 2019-20 directors are John Vargas, board chair; Matt Brown, board secretary, Bill Dennett, board treasurer; Lisa Robotham, board member and parent representative; Cori Brooks, board member; and Martin Suarez, board member.

“From my standpoint, I think that Compass is the Gold Standard because it has both Options and Online choices for families,” shared Robotham, It has amazing teachers and a great special education program. Parents and scholars are listened to at Compass.” 

Currently, school board members face unique challenges and changes. They are tasked with the responsibility of making tough decisions with limited budgets while continuing to provide quality education for scholars. To learn more about CCS’ Board of Directors and their backgrounds, visit our website. Information can also be found regarding board meetings, including agendas, meeting packets, and minutes.

“I have a strong belief that families and scholars deserve choices,” mentioned Dennett. “I also believe that competition is a good thing and that the charter movement has improved public education overall since it came into existence.”

CCS is a virtual public charter school of choice serving grades TK-12 with a scholar enrollment of over 3,000. In 2012, CCS began with a small team of educators in Southern California committed to providing a safe, family-centered alternative to the traditional brick and mortar school for scholars throughout the state. While CCS has evolved over the years, the desire to provide excellent educational options has remained strong with our online and homeschool programs. Over the past five years, we have educated the highly gifted, the bullied, the athlete, the actor, the academically-challenged, the chronically ill, and many other scholars who sought a personalized educational experience outside traditional classroom walls.

“CCS is proud to celebrate National Board Recognition Month and is truly grateful for each of our board members,” said J.J. Lewis, CCS Superintendent & CEO. “Our Board shows continued dedication to ensuring consistent growth of our educational programs and services to best support our scholars and their families. On behalf of the entire CCS community, I would like to express our most sincere appreciation to John, Matt, Bill, Lisa, Cori, and Martin for their continued dedication and service to Compass.”

About Compass Charter Schools  

Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is a WASC-accredited virtual personalized learning public charter school serving thousands of scholars throughout the state. Catering to TK-12 grade scholars, CCS offers the choice of either their homeschool or online academic program. CCS is committed to creating a collaborative virtual learning community, inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning, and preparing scholars to take responsibility for their future successes.

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