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Governing Board

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Board of Directors

The Governing Board are an extraordinary group of volunteers whose thoughtful leadership helps the School fulfill its mission. The Board is comprised of alumni, parents and friends committed to supporting the people and programs of ISCHS.

Ileana Melian, President & Board Chair

Roger Pardo, Secretary

Corinne Pollini

Jose Ramon Purroy

Sofía Ruiz del Árbol Moro

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Governing Schedule

In an effort to allow greater public participation and to best accommodate stakeholders, the Board meetings shall be held via communications media technology(virtually) and at the schools at 9:00 am EST at 2480 SW 8th Street, Miami, 33135 & 2650 Van Buren Street, Hollywood, Florida 33020, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public to attend. Please note that these dates are only proposed meeting dates and times and changes may occur, as necessary. Members of the public are invited to attend physically at the school or virtually.

For information on how to attend virtually, please contact kmallon@academica.org at least 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

 

International Studies Charter High School, a non-profit organization, will comply with chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes, relating to public records, and s. 286.011, relating to public meetings and records, public inspection, and penalties the Florida Statutes relating to public records and public meetings.

 

Anyone who wishing to address the Board may file a request with the school principal or email a request to kmallon@academica.org.

 

To be scheduled to speak before the charter school board, a “Board Speaker Form” should be submitted no later than 3 business / school days preceding the meeting date. A “Board Speaker Form” may be obtained on this site or by contacting kmallon@academica.org.

 

Please mail the form to:

 

ISCHS
Board of Directors
c/o 2480 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33135
Attn:  Kelly Mallon

or

ISCHS
Board of Directors
c/o 2650 Van Buren Street
Hollywood, Florida 33020
Attn:  Kelly Mallon

As an alternative, a written or emailed request will be accepted with the same deadline as above. The request should indicate:

 

Name
Address
Telephone number
Organization you represent (if applicable)
School you wish to speak about
Topic to be presented

 

Note: Members of the public that wish to address the Board will have a maximum amount of time (3 minutes) to speak at the discretion of the Board Chair. The Board will not address the presenter or take action at this time.

 

*Persons wishing to file a complaint or address a concern should refer to the Board Policy – “Procedures for Addressing Concerns”

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Meeting Dates 2021–2022

Members of the public wishing to participate via Zoom should contact kmallon@academica.org

26 May
May 26 @ 9:30 am10:30 am
2480 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 & 2650 Van Buren Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
24 Jun
June 24 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
2480 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 & 2650 Van Buren Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
01 Sep
September 1 @ 10:00 am11:00 am
2480 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 & 2650 Van Buren Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
03 Nov
November 3 @ 10:00 am11:00 am
2480 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 & 2650 Van Buren Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
09 Feb
February 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am11:00 am
2480 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 & 2650 Van Buren Street, Hollywood, FL 33020

** In an effort to allow greater public participation and to best accommodate stakeholders, these meetings shall be held via communications media technology (virtually) and at the schools (2480 SW 8th Street, Miami, 33135 & 2650 Van Buren Street, Hollywood, Florida 33020). Members of the public are invited to attend physically at the school or virtually. For information on how to attend virtually, please contact kmallon@academica.org at least 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

 

Options to Address the Board / Provide Public Comment:

  1. Members of the public may provide a written statement for the record of up to 250 words, 24 hours ahead of the meeting start time via-email to the recording secretary at kmallon@academica.org to be included in the record under Public Comment.
  2. Members of the public who are in attendance (either physically or virtually) at a meeting, may address the Board during Public Comment. Speakers will have a maximum amount of time (3 minutes) to speak at the discretion of the Board Chair. The Board will not address the presenter or take action at this time.

International Studies Charter High School, a non-profit organization, will comply with chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes, relating to public records, and s. 286.011, relating to public meetings and records, public inspection, and penalties the Florida Statutes relating to public records and public meetings.

 

***

Persons wishing to file a complaint or address a concern should refer to the Board Policy – “Procedures for Addressing Concerns”

Please Note: The Board of Directors will be meeting virtually via Zoom on Monday, December 6th at 12pm for their Cognia Accreditation Interview.

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EESAC

To access minutes, by-laws, and rosters, please click on the link and use school number 7007 for the high school and 6045 for the middle school.
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Board Speaker Form

If you wish to address the Board on any item listed on the agenda, please download the form below and fill in all applicable blanks on the form and hand to the Board Liaison seated at the Board table. The information will be used in compiling the official minutes of the Board meeting.
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Procedures for Addressing Concerns

Positive relations between the School and its parents and families are a primary concern. For that reason, every effort will be made to handle disputes in the most positive way possible. The following steps have been outlined in order to facilitate resolution of such issues:

 

Step 1
Make an appointment to clarify issue with your student¹s teacher.

 

Step 2
Make appointment to clarify issue with the school administrator.

 

Step 3
Contact Academica
305-669-2906
parentsupport@academica.org

 

Step 4
Academica will put you in contact with the Board Appointed Parent Liaison for your school.

 

International Studies Charter Middle School – Kelly Mallon
International Studies Charter High School – Maggie Fresen
International Studies Virtual Academy – Eileen Beyra

 

Step 5
State concerns at a scheduled Governing Board meeting. All complaints should be provided to the Board in writing (assistance available upon request) via Kelly Mallon / Board Liaison (contact information below) at least 3 days prior to a regular scheduled meeting.

 

Kelly Mallon
Board Liaison
kmallon@academica.org

2480 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33135

or

2650 Van Buren Street
Hollywood, Florida 33020

 

Step 6
Contact M-DCPS – Charter School Compliance and Support.