School Governance


A charter system is a local school system that is operating under the terms of a contract between the

local Board of Education and the State Board of Education as provided by the Charter Systems Act. A

Charter System provides the opportunity for teachers, administrators, parents, and school boards to

have greater flexibility to determine the educational needs of students within their district and requires a certain degree of school level governance in the system. To become a charter system, the local school system must submit a charter school petition to the Department of Education after such petition has been approved by the local board. As a charter system all schools within the system are charter schools. Therefore, the following questions that discuss a single charter school will apply to all schools in a charter system.



RMS Governance Team Members:



Paul DeFoor


Assistant Principal

Terri Seeley



Laura Peeler

Michelle Brugh

Partners in Education

Joan Matthews

Angela Hawkins



Elisa Carnes


Student Rep

Kelsey Goss


Vice Chair

Clint Deardorff

RMS Governance Team Meeting Dates (Meetings are open to the public):


Thursday, September 3 at 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 1 at 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 12 at 4:00 pm

Thursday, January 21 at 4:00 pm

Thursday, February 25 (TOTY observation)

Thursday, March 31 at 4:00 pm

Thursday, May 5 at 4:00 pm