Board of Directors

Monthly board meetings are normally scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month (subject to occasional schedule changes) beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the library of The Vanguard School high school building, 1605 S. Corona Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

To view the minutes from previous Vanguard School board meetings, click on the link to the left labeled "Board Meeting Minutes."

**Board election voting begins on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.**
Click here to "meet the candidates" - Matt Baylor, and Rene ChathamAdobe Acrobat (.pdf) Format

Next Monthly Board Meeting:

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
**Public Session: 6:00 P.M.**
Location: High School Building - Library
(Corona Campus)

Future Meeting Dates (2017):

June 8
August 15

Meeting Agenda
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Board Meeting Agenda - May 30, 2017

The Vanguard School
***Board of Directors Election Schedule***
2017-2018 School Year
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Individuals that are interested in running for the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 school year should adhere to the following schedule:
  • The Board seats of Tricia Jesse and Jeff Leasure will be up for election for this year.
  • Qualifications for the two (2) open Board positions are as follows:
    • District 12 resident with at least 50% of eligible children enrolled in the school
    • District 12 resident or out-of-district resident, with at least 50% of eligible children enrolled in the school
  • Candidates must have also attended at least three (3) complete Board meetings in the twelve (12) months prior to the date of candidate verification for eligibility (see below).

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
- Interested candidates must notify the Board in writing of their intent to run for office by this date.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Regular Board Meeting
- Board will verify by resolution that the candidates are eligible to run.
- "Meet the Candidates" Forum at 7:00 P.M. (following the Board meeting in the Vanguard School library).
- Teller committee appointed by Board resolution.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
- Voting begins via online questionnaire. Both parents of a student may vote.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Regular Board Meeting
- Voting ends at 4:00 PM.
- Results will be posted in Vanguard office on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 – Regular Board Meeting
- New Directors sworn in.
- New Directors attend first Board meeting.
- New officers elected.

Board Composition and Elections - General Information

The Vanguard School Board of Directors is a governing board consisting of five voting members.

The composition of the Board of Directors is as follows:
  • Three directors must be residents of Cheyenne Mountain School District, D-12.
  • Four of the directors, including either out-of-district director, if any, must be parents or legal guardians who have enrolled at The Vanguard School 50% or more of their children who are eligible to attend.
  • The remaining director shall be a resident of D-12 who either has no eligible children or who has 50% or more of his eligible children enrolled at The Vanguard School.   
Annual elections are held during the fourth quarter of each school year. Governing board members are elected  by a vote of the parents for staggered two-year terms.  The seats of Tricia Jesse and Jeff Leasure are up for election in May 2017.  The seat of Matt Hughes is up for election in May 2018.  The seats of Bryan Campbell and Dan Geoffroy are up for election in May 2019.   

All candidates for the governing board must have attended the entire public session of at least three board meetings in the twelve months preceding the election prior to the date of candidate verification for eligibility.

The board encourages those interested in running for a seat to familiarize themselves with the following materials:
  • Why Johnny Can't Tell Right from Wrong by William Kilpatrick
  • The Schools We Need: And Why We Don't Have Them by E. D. Hirsch
  • "Waiting for Superman" (movie)

The focus of the board is to:
  • uphold the school's mission and vision
  • provide financial oversight ensuring the maintenance of adequate resources
  • ensure the school is operating legally and ethically
  • enhance the school’s public standing
  • monitor and strengthen programs and services
  • support and evaluate the school’s executive director
The members of the Vanguard Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 school year are listed here.  You may view board member biographies by clicking here. To contact a board member via email, click on a name below.  For more information about the board, including its governing documents and resources, please click here.

Mr. Dan Geoffroy
Vice President
Mr. Jeff Leasure
Mrs. Tricia Jesse
Mr. Bryan Campbell
Mr. Matt Hughes