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 Voting Members:


Gretchen Hollingsworth, Chair/Teacher

Ella Daniel, Teacher

Kristi Johnson, Parent

Deidra Young, Parent

Kelly Yarbrough, Business Representative-Local Salon

Melinda Sheeley, Business Representative

Ashton Brown, 7th Grade Student Representative

Tessa Sauls, 8th Grade Student Representative


RMS Governance Team Non-voting Members:


Meridith Wages, Principal

Terri Seeley, Assistant Principal

Matt Sorrells, Assistant Principal


SGT Recorder: Arizona Black

RMS Governance Team Meeting Dates (Meetings are open to the public) @ 7:45 AM:


Thursday, August 29

Thursday, September 26

Thursday, October 24

Thursday, November 21

Tuesday, January 30

Thursday, February 27

Thursday, March 26

Thursday, April 30

Tuesday, May 14