Advisory Committees

Finance Committee Charge

The SVA Finance Committee is an advisory committee to the SVA Board of Directors.  This committee meets quarterly, at a minimum, to consider possible recommendations to the Board related to reviews of monthly/quarterly financials, the budget development process, and potential opportunities and strategies for maintaining the continual financial health of SVA and its organizations.   The Finance Committee is not in need of additional members at this time.

2020-21 Meetings

January 14, 2021 Meeting Agenda
January 14, 2021 Meeting Minutes
November 11th, 2020 Meeting Agenda
November 11th, 2020 Meeting Minutes
September 17th, 2020 Meeting Minutes
September 17th, 2020 Meeting Agenda
August 12, 2020 Meeting Agenda
August 12, 2020 Meeting Minutes

2019-20 Meetings

May 18, 2020 Meeting Agenda
May 18, 2020 Meeting Minutes
April 14, 2020 Meeting Minutes
April 14, 2020 Meeting Agenda
February 14, 2020  Meeting Agenda
February 14, 2020 Meeting Minutes
November 14, 2019 Meeting Agenda
November 14, 2019 Meeting Minutes

SAAC Committee Charge

The SAAC meets quarterly, at a minimum, and is responsible for managing the annual SVA Parent Satisfaction Survey process, and for reviewing and recommending the School Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) for Board approval each year.  The SAAC follows applicable open meetings laws.

School Academic Accountability Committee (SAAC)


SVA SAAC Members and Meeting Dates 2020-2021

February 9, 2021 Meeting Agenda and Minutes

January 26, 2021 Meeting Agenda and Minutes

October 6, 2020
October 6, 2020 Meeting Agenda 

September 8th, 2020
September 8, 2020 Meeting Agenda
September 8, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Prior Year’s Meetings

SVA SAAC Members and Meeting Dates 2019-2020

SVA SAAC Meeting Minutes May 5, 2020 (to be approved in October 20 meeting)
SVA SAAC Meeting Agenda May 5, 2020 

April 2020
SVA SAAC April 7, 2020 (Postponed)

March 2020
SVA SAAC Meeting Agenda March 3, 2020
SVA SAAC Meeting Minutes March 3, 2020

February 2020
SVA SAAC Meeting Agenda February 4, 2020
SVA SAAC Meeting Minutes February 4 2020

January 2020
SVA SAAC Meeting Agenda January 7, 2020
SVA SAAC Meeting Minutes January 7, 2020

December 2019
SVA SAAC Meeting Minutes December 3, 2019
SVA SAAC Meeting Agenda December 3, 2019

November 2019
SVA SAAC Meeting Minutes November 5, 2109
SVA SAAC Meeting Agenda November 5, 2019

October 2019
SVA SAAC Meeting Minutes October 1, 2019
SVA SAAC Meeting Agenda October 1, 2019

May 2019
SAAC Meeting Minutes May 2019 Canceled
SAAC Meeting Agenda May 2019 Canceled

April 2019
SAAC Meeting Minutes April 2019
SAAC Meeting Agenda April 2019

February 2019
SAAC Meeting Minutes February 2019
SAAC Meeting Agenda February 2019

January 2019
SAAC Meeting Minutes January 2019
SAAC Meeting Agenda January 2019

December 11, 2018
SAAC Meeting Minutes December 2018
SAAC Meeting Agenda December 2018

November 12, 2018
SAAC Meeting Minutes November 2018
SAAC Meeting Agenda November 2018

October 16, 2018
SAAC Meeting Minutes October 2018
SAAC Meeting Agenda October 2018

May 8, 2018
SAAC Meeting Agenda May 2018

April 10, 2018
SAAC Meeting Minutes April 2018
SAAC Meeting Agenda April 2018

January 23, 2018
SAAC Meeting Agenda January 2018

November 14, 2017
SAAC Agenda November 2017

May 2, 2017
SAAC Agenda May 2017
SAAC Meeting Minutes May 21017

April 12, 2017
SAAC Agenda April 2017
SAAC Meeting Minutes April 2017

February 21, 2017
SAAC Agenda February 2017

January 24, 2017
SAAC Agenda January 2017

April 2016
SAAC Agenda 2016 April
SAAC Meeting Minutes February 2016 – Approved 

February 2016
SAAC Agenda February 2016
SAAC Meeting Minutes November 2015 – Approved

November 2015
SAAC Agenda November 2015
SAAC Meeting Minutes October 2015 – Approved 

October 2015
SAAC Agenda October
SAAC Minutes April-Approved 

Board Governance Committee

The Governance Committee consists of two separate sub-committees and each has a Board member liaison. They are the Board Election Sub-Committee and the Board Policy Sub-Committee. 

Board Election Sub-Committee Charge

SVA’s Bylaws state that the regular Board Elections shall be held in the spring.  The Board Election Committee coordinates the entire election process, from recruiting candidates to the election itself.  During an election year, this committee meets regularly. The BEC can be contacted using the following email address –

Prospective Board Candidate Packet (please download each item and read carefully to ensure all criteria are met) (coming soon)
1. Board Election Procedures
2. Board Handbook
3. 2016 Strategic Plan
4. 2016 – 2017 Approved Budget
5. Candidate Questionnaire
6. Current Charter Contract – DCSD Charter Contract page 

 The Board invites all interested candidates to apply. Here are some important notes to remember:

  • Candidates must be philosophically aligned with the mission and vision of SVA and value the PK-12 culture of our school.
  • Candidates must attend/observe at least 3 regular Board meetings before the election. The Board meets on the third Wednesday of most months at 6:00 p.m. in the HS School Library.
  • Candidates must be in good standing with their volunteer hours.
  • Candidates will be asked to interview first with the Board Election Committee, and second with two current Board members.
  • Questions? Email the committee at

Board Policy Sub-Committee Charge

Ensure Board Policy Manual is created, and updated regularly in coordination with the Head of Schools and Head of Operations.

If policy changes are suggested by staff, students, or parents, this committee will hear those suggestions and make a recommendation to the Admin team on how to proceed. Once policies are updated, work with the Admin Team  to ensure that all published policies are accurate and up to date.