Board of Directors
Monthly board meetings are normally scheduled for the third Wednesday 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.
The board holds working sessions at 5:00 P.M., on the evening of the public session and on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:00-7:30 P.M., in the Vanguard Conference Room. These meetings are open to the public and are used to review policies, facility issues, etc. If you are interested in observing a working session, please contact Sharon Pighetti via email ([email protected]) in case there is a late schedule change.
To view the minutes from previous Vanguard School board meetings, click on the link to the right labeled “Board Meeting Minutes.”
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
**Public Session: 6:00 P.M.**
Location: This meeting will be held virtually. The link to view the meeting will be on Infinite Campus.
2021 Vanguard Board of Directors Election
On May 25, 2021, the board certified that Matt Hughes won the election for the open board position. The term for this position ends in June 2024.
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:
- Four of the Directors 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 either have no eligible children or have 50% or more of his eligible children enrolled at The Vanguard School.
- These Directors may continue to run for successive terms after their children have graduated.
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.
Annual elections are held during May of each school year. Governing board members are elected by a vote of the parents for staggered three-year terms. The seat of Matt Hughes is up for election in May 2021. The seats of Dan Geoffroy and Kurt Peters are up for election in May 2022. The seats of Rene’ Chatham and Sperry Redd are up for election in May 2023.
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</li>
- “Waiting for Superman” (movie)
- The Great Conversation – Volume I, Robert M. Hutchins, Editor
- A Proper Understanding of K-12 Education (Hillsdale College)
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 2019-2020 school year are:
- Matt Hughes, President
- Dan Geoffroy, Vice President
- Kurt Peters, Treasurer
- Rene’ Chatham, Secretary
- Sperry Redd, Director
You may view board member biographies by clicking here.
For more information about the board, including its governing documents and resources, please click here.
The Board welcomes your feedback and comments. If you have a specific concern about a process or policy at the school, we ask that you give the teacher, assistant principal, and the administration the opportunity to resolve the issue prior to bringing it to the Board’s attention. To contact the Board via email, please click on the link below.
Board email link: