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

By January 7, 2019 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 CCS Board of Directors consists of community leaders who are passionate about public education. The 2018-19 directors are John Vargas, chair; Bill Dennett, treasurer; Lisa Robotham, secretary, and parent representative; Matthew Brown, board member; and Martin Suarez, board member.

I wanted to be part of a charter school that is pushing innovation. After speaking with the Superintendent and CEO, I realized that the Compass Charter Schools team has the potential to do great things,” said Suarez. “My hope is that through my term I will be able to assist Compass Charter Schools in achieving their mission of inspiring and developing innovative, creative, and self-directed learners.”

Today, school board members face unprecedented 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 on board meetings, including agendas, meeting packets, and minutes.

“I just love the openness of everything. We are transparent which is awesome,” shared Robotham. “My vision is to see [Compass] continue to grow and for families to truly see how good an online school can be for their children.”

CCS is a virtual independent study charter school serving grades TK-12 with a scholar enrollment of over 1,500. 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 its board members,” said J.J. Lewis, CCS Superintendent & CEO. “Our Board shows continued commitment to ensuring consistent growth of our educational programs to best serve our scholars. On behalf of the entire CCS community, I would like to express our most sincere appreciation to Bill, John, Lisa, Martin and Matthew for their continued dedication and service to Compass.”

About Compass Charter Schools  

Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is a WASC-accredited virtual 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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