Organization Update and Board Meeting Recap

Good Afternoon Oxford Prep Stakeholders,

We hope you enjoyed the first official live online broadcast of last night’s Special Meeting of the Board of Directors. Moving forward, this new feature of our website will provide easy access for all stakeholders to stay informed with the important discussions and decisions of our Board. Future live streams will be available for scheduled Board Meetings here.

Below you will find a recap of the November 6th meeting as well as recent noteworthy updates within our organization.

Continued Communication with Our Oxford Prep-SOC Authorizers

The open lines of communication between Oxford Prep and its authorizers continue. As previously shared, Oxford Prep’s Executive Administration team has been working to address follow-up questions received from Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD). We are pleased to share this reply to CUSD’s request for additional information with our stakeholders here.

Additionally, SOC welcomed a panel of six representatives from CUSD on campus for a successful annual site visit. During this visit, our team provided information on OPA’s educational program, answered questions about curriculum, and explained how our SOC school meets the needs of all Champions. ASB representatives then provided a campus tour to our six distinguished guests to show our program in action.

Board Items for Discussion/Action

During last night’s Special Board Meeting, the Oxford Preparatory Board of Directors did not approve a motion to appeal the new Oxford Preparatory Academy RISE Charter to the San Bernardino County Board of Education and, if necessary, the California State Board of Education.

This decision is separate from the appeal for OPA-Chino Valley’s non-renewal, which remains on appeal at the California Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District.

Prior to adjournment, Board Chair Sandra Garner directed staff to calendar a Board Study Session after the first of the year for the purpose of discussing the possibility of splitting the Oxford Preparatory Academy organization. More information regarding this Study Session will be shared in a future Org Update.

For additional information from the November 6, 2017, Special Meeting of the Oxford Board of Directors, please visit the Board of Directors’ webpage for the meeting’s audio archive.