May 1, 2018 Board Meeting Recap

A regular meeting of the Oxford Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. This email will provide a recap of actions taken by the Board as well as the documents and policies discussed during Open Session.

As a reminder, audio recordings of our meetings, agendas, and supporting documentation are available on our Board of Directors’ web page at

View the May 1st Agenda and Supporting Documents Here

Agenda Policy Updates Tabled

Oxford’s Interim Executive Director Kathleen Daugherty requested that the following updated policies be tabled for the next regular meeting:

  • Updated Civility Policy – Postponed to allow time for legal council final review
  • Updated Admission and Enrollment Policy – Postponed to allow time for final review by OPA’s admissions staff members

Board Items for Information

Oxford’s Board was presented with information on the following items:

  • Dr. Lisa Hall presented the results of independent reviews of Oxford’s financial information for the 4th quarter of 2017 conducted by Gilbert and Associates. No significant concerns were noted upon Gilbert and Associates’ review.
  • Interim Executive Director Kathleen Daugherty provided an update on the timeline for the Salary Study and new salary schedules for administrative and classified staff.
  • Mrs. Daugherty shared information related to the Compensation Study for Executive Director and CBO positions, as required.
  • Mr. Andy Stern of Charter Impact presented Oxford’s Financial Update for March 2018.


Board Items for Discussion/Action

Oxford’s Board took the following actions on the agendized discussion/action items:

  • Approved the appointment of and employment contract for Dr. Joshua Arnold as Oxford’s Executive Director.
  • Approved the appointment of and employment contract for Oswaldo Diaz to serve as Oxford’s Chief Business Officer.
  • Approved an Updated Organizational Structure for Oxford Preparatory Academy.
  • Approved a Salary Schedule and Stipend Chart for Certificated Staff members.
  • Approved a short-term contract for public relations services with Bertelli Public Affairs.
  • Approved a short-term contract for information technology services with Charter Tech.
  • Tabled the approval of a proposal for a before and after school program to replace Oxford Prep’s current Champion Village program until the next regular meeting.
  • Accepted the donation of funds for both SV and SOC from Pacific Life Foundation under the Three T’s of Education Grant.
  • Approved an agreement for legal services by Connor, Fletcher, & Hedenkamp LLP.

Reports from Closed Session

Oxford’s Board reported the following action was taken during closed session:

  • Replaced OPA’s existing legal counsel for litigation services with the legal counsel as approved for legal services in Items for Discussion/Action earlier in the evening.
  • Approved a plan that allows the litigation VS CVUSD to continue, except with funding provided by the California Charter Schools Association.

Additional Meeting Resources

  • Listen to the archived audio from our May 1st Regular Board Meeting here.
  • The agenda and supporting documentation as reviewed for this Meeting are available here.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Oxford Preparatory Academy’s Board of Directors have provided an updated Board Meeting schedule. We look forward to welcoming all stakeholders to our campuses on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Special Board Meeting at Oxford Prep-SV
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Regular Board Meeting
6:00 pm Closed Session*
7:00 pm Open Session

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Regular Board Meeting
6:00 pm Closed Session*
7:00 pm Open Session

*Closed Session times are subject to change. Agendas with accurate Closed Session times and meeting locations will be posted on our Board of Directors’ website 72 hours before each Regular Meeting and 24 hours before Special Meetings at Meetings are streamed live at