Organization Chart

Visual Map of Sociocracy Circles

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Note: Other sub-circles of the Membership that are presently partially-formed but which need more official status are not included. E.g. COVID Workgroup; Mutual Aid; Facilities (“Cleaning Party”). Departmental sub-circles (E.g. “Advisors” as a sub-circle of “Learning & Teaching”) may also not be included in this overview.

Membership

Aim

Govern our School as a participatory democracy

Domain:  

  • Create, modify, and/or delete all operational procedures and administrative regulations
  • Final decision regarding continued or non-continuation of employment for all staff
  • Elect a Governance Board
  • “Call out” the Board’s decision-making when necessary
  • Evaluate teaching staff
  • Adjust the yearly calendar when needed
  • Plan and approve special events

Members: 

  • All enrolled students
  • All guardians, parents, and direct care-givers of enrolled students
  • All staff
  • Community Stakeholders who apply for membership


Governance Board

Aim:

  • Raise the profile of the School
  • Raise funds for the School
  • Provide oversight for all other governing bodies of the School

Domain: 

  • All School Policies – adopt, revise, delete
  • Review all decisions made by Membership, Design Team, School Meeting, and EC for compliance with law, contracts, and values
  • Legal and fiduciary responsibility for the School

Members:

Elected by School membership, to include at least 3 students, 2 staff, and 2 community stakeholders


School Meeting

Aim:

  • Make all day-to-day governance decisions not directly in conflict with the School Plan
  • Make recommendations and provide input to the Design Team, EC, and Board

Domain: 

Create, modify, and/or delete all operational procedures and administrative regulations

Members:

  • All enrolled students
  • All staff


Design Team

Aim:

Formally study, evaluate, and revise the School Plan to ensure the School is meeting its purpose, worldview, and values

Domain: 

Edit, modify, and re-write the School Plan

Members:

  • Between 13 and 17 members, made up of:
  • Between 9 and 15 students
  • Up to 3 staff
  • 1 guardian / parent / caregiver

Selected at random from a list of volunteers


EC Leadership

Aim:

Deliver the experience described in the School Plan, by:

  • Holding the Learning, Operations, and Culture circles accountable and supporting their functioning
  • Ensuring the flow of information between EC circles
  • Deciding who decides: assigning new issues to the EC circles, and/or exploring and making decisions that concern the aims/domains of more than one EC circle
  • Responding to questions and concerns from the School community, accountability partners, and community stakeholders that concern the aims of more than one EC circle (or when a question/concern is not satisfactorily addressed by an EC circle)

Domain: 

Create, modify, and/or delete all Operational Procedures and Administrative Regulations that concern the aims/domains of more than one EC circle

Members:

  • Director of Learning & Teaching
  • Delegate from Learning & Teaching Circle
  • Director of Operations
  • Delegate from Operations & Governance Circle
  • Director of School Culture & Climate
  • Delegate from Culture & Climate Circle

 


Learning and Teaching

Aim:

Use relevant, real-life experiences & problems for, differentiated, one-student-at-a-time, hands-on learning

Domain: 

  • All operational procedures and administrative regulations derived from the following sections of the School Plan:
  • Learning Program: Experiences – Goals – Assessments

Members:

  • Director of Learning and Teaching
  • Community Learning Coordinator
  • Reading and Dyslexia Instruction Expert
  • Leader of Advisors Circle
  • Delegate from Advisors Circle
  • Delegate from Special Education Circle


Operations and Governance

Aim:

Govern and manage the school in a way that includes students, teachers, and staff, to meet all operational obligations with outside entities

Domain: 

All operational procedures and administrative regulations derived from the following sections of the School Plan:

Governance – Facilities – Food – Staffing Pattern – Calendar & Schedules – Budget

Members:

  • Director of Operations
  • School Finance Manager
  • Health, Wellness, & Safety Coordinator
  • Facilities Manager
  • Food Services Manager
  • IT Coordinator

 


Culture and Climate

Aim:

Be accessible & welcoming to all, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, gender expression, culture, identity, age, neurodiversity, social-emotional-mental wellbeing, or dis/ability, while building agency & power for equity, inclusion, and justice

Domain: 

All operational procedures and administrative regulations derived from the following sections of the School Plan:

Worldview & Values – Services, Care, Climate, & Culture – Justice

Members:

  • Director of Culture & Climate
  • Justice Coordinator

 


Special Education

Aim:

Provide services to meet the needs of all students with disabilities while ensuring compliance with law, contracts, and policy.

Domain: 

All Operational Procedures and Administrative Regulations pertaining to Special Education

Members:

  • Director of Special Education
  • Special Education Coordinator
  • Special Education Instructors


Advisors

Aim:

Deliver Advisory as described in the School Plan.

Domain: 

Advisory curriculum and all Operational Procedures related to Advisory

Members:

  • All Advisors

Last updated bySean Anderson on November 27, 2023
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