Palisades Charter High School

Governance - Board of Trustees











As an independent charter school, Palisades has its own Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees (the “Board”) is composed of elected representatives of each of PCHS' stakeholder groups. Its mandate is to ensure implementation of the School’s guiding mission as articulated in the charter. The Board of Trustees' major roles and responsibilities include approving all major educational and operational policies, approving all major contracts, approving the annual budget and overseeing fiscal management, and selecting, hiring, evaluating, and when necessary, replacing top administrators and managers. The Board of Trustees will be accountable to the chartering agency for the School's overall performance in attaining its goals, as set forth in this charter.

The Board of Trustees’ Regular Monthly meeting is typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (start times vary). Special Board of Trustee meetings are held when necessary. All agendas and meeting materials are posted on the PCHS website in the time frame mandated by the Brown Act (72 hours for Regular and 24 hours for Special Board Meetings). Agendas are also posted in cases outside the Library and in the Main Office. Meeting Minutes are posted online following their approval at the subsequent month’s meeting. Anyone wishing to comment on a specific agenda item or a general issue can fill out a speaker card at the beginning of the Board Meeting. Each speaker is limited to 2 minutes, with a maximum for the Public Comment section of the Board meeting of 16 minutes. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any and all Board meetings.

Board of Trustees Members, 2016-17


Name Representative Email
Susan Ackerman Teacher
Amanda Campbell Teacher
Deanna Hamilton Parent
Emily Hirsch Community
Emilie Larew Teacher/Chair
Rocky Montz Staff
Ellen Pfahler Community
Robert Rene Parent
Dara Williams Parent/Secretary
Leslie Woolley Community/Vice Chair


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Board Elections for 2016: See Here.


Board of Trustee 2015-16 meeting agendas and materials are HERE


Budget & Finance, and Election Committee meeting agendas and materials are HERE


Important new ways for parents to engage in decision making

Local Control Accountablity Plan (LCAP) 2015-18

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) 2014-15


New changes to the way we fund our schools

Local Control Funding Formula LCFF


2015 Columbia School Wide Survey part 1

2015 Columbia School Wide Survey part 2

Palisades Charter High School      15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272      Tel: (310) 230-6623      Fax: (310) 454-6076

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