1. Educational and Professional Background:
  • A minimum educational requirement, such as a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Professional experience in relevant fields such as education, finance, law, non-profit management, or community development.

2. Community Involvement and Commitment:

  • Demonstrated involvement in the local community or a strong understanding of the community’s educational needs.
  • Commitment to improving education quality and access within the community.

3. Ethical Standards and Integrity:

  • A clean background check, with no history of criminal activity or financial malfeasance.
  • Adherence to high ethical standards and a commitment to the principles of equity, inclusivity, and transparency.

4. Conflict of Interest:

  • No conflict of interest with any existing contracts, partnerships, or engagements of San Antonio Preparatory School.
  • Absence of any immediate family members currently employed by or enrolled in the school to maintain objectivity and prevent any perceived nepotism.

5. TEA Compliance Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with Texas Education Agency standards and regulations.
  • Understanding of the legal and operational frameworks specific to charter schools in Texas.

6. Leadership and Governance Experience:

  • Previous experience in board governance, strategic planning, and organizational leadership, especially in an educational setting.
  • Skills in critical areas such as financial oversight, risk management, and policy development.

7. Diversity and Inclusivity:

  • A commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment within the school community.
  • Representation from various cultural, professional, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

8. Communication Skills:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration and engagement with stakeholders.

9. Availability and Commitment:

  • Ability to dedicate sufficient time for board meetings, committee work, and school events.
  • Willingness to engage in ongoing professional development and board training sessions.

10. Vision Alignment:

  • Alignment with the vision, mission, and long-term goals of San Antonio Preparatory School.
  • Passion for educational excellence and student success.

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