Board Seeks Applicants for 2018-2019 Term



The Pine Lake Preparatory Board of Directors is considering applications for member positions.  There are two types of positions on the Board; two-year board appointed seats and one-year member-elect seats. Candidates for board appointed seats can be either parents of PLP students or non-parents.  Candidates for membership-elected seats must be parents of PLP students.  Parents of PLP students may apply to either or both positions with this application.  Submitting an application does not automatically guarantee an interview.


All candidates must participate in an informational meeting prior to interviews (for board appointed positions) or elections (for member-elect positions).  The elected positions will have one representative per school,  Lower School (LS), Middle School (MS) and Upper School (US).  It is an expectation that new board members will begin attending BoD meeting immediately after selection. Please see attached calendar for dates for more information.


Qualified candidates will have skills in one or more of the following areas – financial oversight, school administration, policy governance, non-profit oversight/administration, management or strategic planning.


The Board generally meets the fourth Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), attends the annual NC Charter School conference, provides fiduciary oversight on budget, and serves to uphold the charter as authorized by the NC State Board of Education. Board members receive ongoing board governance and parliamentary training throughout the year, attend an annual board retreat for strategic planning, and serve on various committees that enhance school operations.


Interested parties should send their resume and the information requested below to  with a timestamp no later than midnight EST February  11, 2018 for board appointed seats and midnight EST March 11, 2018 for membership-elected seats.




NUMBER OF CHILDREN AT PLP AND GRADE LEVELS (if applicable):_________________


RUNNING FOR BOARD APPOINTED SEAT (yes/no):_______________________________

RUNNING FOR MEMBER-ELECTED SEAT (yes/no):____________________________


Please complete all six questions below or on a separate sheet.

1. Why are you interested in serving on the Pine Lake Preparatory Board of Directors?

2. Describe your previous or current board or civic leadership experience.

3. Describe your previous or current financial management or business experience.

4. Describe your previous or current fundraising & community relations experience.

5. Describe your previous or current experience with policy governance.

6. How did you become familiar with Pine Lake Preparatory?


Board Policy Committee News

The Board Policy Committee presented a proposed change to the current Policy 1160: Drug-Free Campus Policy at the January 23, 2018 meeting. Included is a recommendation to split the existing policy into two new policies; Tobacco-Free Campus Policy, and Drug and Alcohol Free Campus Policy.

The Pine Lake Community is encouraged to review the existing policy, and proposed drafts for two new policies. Feedback or questions may be shared with the committee by sending an email to until Wednesday, February 20 for the committee's consideration. The Board is expected to vote on the policy at the February 28 meeting.

Below is a recommendation from the Policy Committee rega

rding an updated, "Tobacco Free

Campus Policy" and a "Drug and Alcohol Free Policy

Below is a recommendation from the Policy Committee rega

rding an updated, "Tobacco Free

Campus Policy" and a "Drug and Alcohol Free Policy

Existing and Proposed New Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Policies

Board Announces Members for the 2017-2018 Term

Membership-Elect positions:

Sara Thomas - Middle School

Kurt Woolley - Lower School

Marianne Umphlett - Upper School

Appointed positions:

The Pine Lake Preparatory Board of Directors appointed the following for the open two-year board appointed seats:

Bill Aull

Pamela Frost-Shirley

Jeremy Shook


Returning Board Members:

Mark Foley

Aaron Petrosky

Sarah Phillips


Upcoming Meetings:


Open Session

g of the Board of Directors

Pine Lake Preparatory, Inc.

January 11, 2017

: Call 712-432-0370
Enter the code: 604883
Please announce yourself when you hear the tone
The next meeting will be held Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m at the Upper School Seminar Room.

Agenda for January 24, 2018 Board Meeting
(revised Jan. 23 to reflect addition of closed session)

Planned Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Please see campus calendar for all dates.

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