By LILY TINOCO | Reporter
The Palisades Charter High School Board of Trustees said farewell to those whose terms were ending at the Tuesday, June 22, virtual meeting—the final meeting of the 2020-21 academic year.
“Board service plays a crucial role in the governance of our school,” Chair of the Board Brooke King said. “It’s a time-consuming volunteer role involving struggle, commitment and dedication to the success of … Pali High.”
Among those saying farewell are Leslie Woolley, Emily Hirsch, Adam Glazer, Paula Anderson, John Rauschuber and Isabel Gill.
During the June 22 meeting, it was announced that Lisa Saxon will take over from Anderson as a faculty board member. Among those joining the board are Jack Seltzer and Dara Williams in the community seats, Monica Batts-King in the traveling parent position, and Maggie Nance as a faculty board member.
A number of stakeholders were also celebrated during the meeting for their achievements and involvement.
“I think we can all agree that it takes a village to move Pali forward … through the development and advancement and leadership process that keeps our school vibrant, every once in a while there [are] some individuals that really just go above and beyond anything that we can ask for from our stakeholders,” Director of Development Michael Rawson said during the meeting. “Tonight I’m privileged with the opportunity to present a couple of awards to some extremely deserving people.”
The first award was presented to Woolley in recognition of her “ongoing and tireless commitment, and seven years of dedicated service to PCHS as a board member, committee member, mentor and friend,” Rawson said.
The second award was given to Rene Rodman, who is on a number of committees, in charge of fundraising the Booster Club and Rawson’s dubbed “partner-in-crime.” Rodman was also the board chair as a community member years ago.
The final award was presented to Marian Mann and Reeve Chudd, grandparents who were involved and contributed to Pali High.
“This is one of the best reports I could have come up with this current year and all … four of you, you’ve made such a profound impact on our school,” Rawson concluded.
Ahead of the 2021-22 academic school year, Principal Pam Magee reminded attendees Pali High plans to reopen on August 18 “100%, as close to normal … as possible,” she said. Families who are interested in continuing e-Learning were encouraged to reach out to administration to learn more about the school’s virtual academy.
The first board meeting of the 2021-22 academic year is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 24, at 5 p.m.
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