Application for Board of Directors 2020-2021
Palmetto Scholars Academy, Inc. (PSA) is managed in accordance with the requirements of the South Carolina Charter School Act and our organizational bylaws.
Five members of the board members are elected by parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school and employees of the school. Four members of the board are appointed by a nominating committee. In accordance with SC charter school law 59-40-50 (B)(9), each governing board member must be elected into office every two years. Five of the members of the board shall be individuals who have a background in K-12 education or in business. All members must be residents of the State of South Carolina and may not have been convicted of a felony.
The term of office of members of the Board may be two (2) years, commencing at the first board meeting after elections. Members of the Board serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive full terms on the Board.
When a vacancy occurs on the Board, the Chair of the Board takes action to install a new Member. For a vacancy created by an appointed member, the Chair appoints a new member upon securing 2/3 Board approval. If a vacancy is created by an elected member, the Chair will call for an election to be held within forty-five (45) days.
Applications for the Board of Directors are available in the school’s main office and online. Employees of the charter school may not serve on the board.
Parents or guardians of a student shall have one vote for each student enrolled in the charter school (Section 59-40-50 of the Charter School Act of 1996). Employees will be given one vote. The deadline for voting will clearly be stated on the ballot form. At the first board meeting of newly elected directors, the Board of Directors will elect officers.
Time Line and Important Dates:
• 4/3/20 Deadline to Submit Nomination Applications
• 4/27/20 to 5/1/20 Election open online or via paper ballots to parents, guardians, and employees
• 5/1/20 Election closes at 5 pm
• 9/15/20 First Meeting of 2020/2021 Board term and Election of Officers
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