July 3rd Board Meeting Reminder and Important Updates from Oxford Prep

This Organization Update provides some important updates and reminders about some of the happenings for our schools in the weeks and months to come. We hope this information is useful as you continue to enjoy your summer break.

Reminder: Board Meeting Announced for Tuesday, July 3rd

A Regular Meeting for OPA’s Board of Directors has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 3rd on the campus of Oxford Prep-SOC. A simulcast will take place as indicated below while a livestream is available on our Boardroom Live page.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

6:00 PM Open Session
6:10 PM Closed Session

View the Agenda Here

Live on the campus of:

Oxford Prep-South Orange County
23000 Via Santa Maria
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Teleconferenced at:
Oxford Prep-Saddleback Valley
22882 Loumont Dr
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Interim Executive Director, Mrs. Kathleen Daugherty, will be participating via the Zoom meeting platform at 3450 Nancy Drive, Auburn, CA.

Livestream viewing available at:

Looking Ahead: Regular Board Meeting for the Week Of July 9th

A Regular Meeting for OPA’s Board of Directors will be taking place next week, July 9th or July 10th, as determined by our Board. Further details, including a link to the agenda, will be shared via email by the end of this week.

OPA SOC Chancellor Search Update

Over the past few weeks, OPA has been working with two finalists to fill the Chancellor position at SOC. Unfortunately, these candidates are not available to accept the position given the actions taken by the CUSD Board on June 20th. The SOC Chancellor opening has been reposted on EdJoin and is also featured on the California Charter School Association’s (CCSA’s) job board, publiccharters.org.

We hope to begin the screening process of applicants next week followed by scheduling interviews for qualified candidates the week after. Once the interview date has been finalized, we will reach out to representatives from SOC’s staff, Advisory Council, Honour Society, and parents to bring together a Chancellor interview committee. In the meantime, Michele Schuetz will continue to serve as the Interim Chancellor of SOC.

Thank you for your patience with this process and your ongoing support of our school and programs.

Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) has scheduled a special meeting on July 11th at 6:00 PM to hold a public hearing to further discuss the intent to revoke process for Oxford Prep-SOC. During the public hearing, no action will be taken by the CUSD Board of Trustees. The public hearing will be followed by a vote on whether or not to proceed with their intent to revoke at the regularly scheduled July 25th CUSD board meeting.

Please save the date and plan to attend as a show of support for Oxford Prep-SOC

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
CUSD Special Meeting – Public Hearing
6:00 PM
District Office Board Room
33122 Valle Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Another way to show your support for keeping our high performing public charter school open is by signing our petition. After signing the petition, don’t forget to share it with friends and family!

Summer Front Office Schedule

The offices of Oxford Prep-South Orange County and Saddleback Valley will be closed for three weeks during summer break.

The front offices will be closed

Monday, July 2nd through Friday, July 20, 2018. The schools’ front offices will reopen Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

For a list of important dates leading up to our students’ first day back on August 20th, please view the Student Master Calendar.