Organizational Update – July 7, 2017

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July 6, 2017 Board Meeting Recap

Oxford Prep Chino Valley Renewal Update

On Thursday, July 6th 2017, following a closed session meeting, Board Chair Sandra Garner reported from closed session that the Board has instructed legal counsel to pursue the ongoing appeal.

The Board has also instructed legal counsel to continue reaching out to Chino Valley Unified School District regarding settlement opportunities.


Gilbert Associates Review

Oxford’s Managing Director, Mr. Andrew Crowe presented the April report from Gilbert Associates, which, in this third month of auditing, presented no significant findings.

As part of Oxford Prep’s comprehensive Recovery Plan, Gilbert Associates has been contracted to provide monthly audits of Oxford’s finances, back office operations, and policies.


Delegation of Signing Authority

The Board approved a resolution to update the Authorized Signature List to reflect recent changes in key personnel. The current Managing Director’s name will be added as a signer on each of the schools site checking accounts while the position of Interim Executive Director is vacant.


Board of Directors Job Description and
2017-2018 Regular Meeting Calendar

The Oxford Board of Directors Job Description was reviewed and unanimously approved. Additionally, the Board approved the 2017-2018 Board of Directors calendar.


Statement Regarding WASC Accreditation

On June 28, 2017, Oxford Preparatory Academy received notification that the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (“WASC”) voted to withhold Oxford Prep South Orange County and Chino Valley’ accreditation during their June 2017 meeting. WASC also informed Oxford Prep of the option to appeal the decision of the Commission and/or reapply for accreditation.

While it is disappointing WASC has decided to withhold our accreditation, we will continue to work with them to address their concerns so our school is recognized for the quality education we provide. The Commissioners remain positive with the changes we have made in a very short time. We look forward to submitting final verification that all of their concerns have been resolved. While accreditation is not required for K-8 schools, it is a recognition we are proud to have earned. –Sandra Garner, Oxford Board of Directors Chair