If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact the Governance Council Chair or Secretary of Coral Community Charter School (see email address' above) at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.  Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats.  Please contact the GC Chair or Secretary if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

CCCS Governance Council

Regular meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at ​​​​Coral Community Charter School, 4401 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Budget & Finance Committee meets one hour before every

Governance Council meeting from 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Governance Council Members:

Keren Fenderson/GC Chair - gcchair@coralcharter.com

Freeman Leaming/GC Vice Chair - f3leaming@usafamily.net​

Michael Reeves/Treasurer - MReeves@atkinsoncpa.com

Krista Martinez/Secretary - kristamartinez@yahoo.com

Tania Triolo - ttriolo@coralcharter.com

Ashley Sarracino - sarracino.ashley83@gmail.com

Patrick Correa - patc21@gmail.com

Mary Merchant – m3merchant@gmail.com​

Lynette Martinez - 17martinezlm@gmail.com

What is the Role and Duties of the Governance Council?

General Responsibilities of Governance Council:

The Governance Council members are responsible for ensuring that the academic program of CCCS is successful, that the school’s program and operation are faithful to the terms of its charter, and that the school is a viable organization.  The purpose of the Governance Council is to set the general direction and policy of the school, not manage it on a daily basis. 

Specific Duties of Governance Council:

1.   Implement the vision and mission statements as well as the school’s philosophy

       and objectives.  The philosophy should be read on a regular basis and taken into
       consideration wherever possible changes of policy are under discussion.
2.   Establish and approve policies for operation of Coral Community Charter School,

       ensuring that the provisions of the By-laws and contracts with the charter
       authorizer are being followed.
3.   Establish fiscal policy and boundaries, with budgets and financial controls for the

4.   Select a new Head Administrator when needed.
5.   Establish and approve policies under which the Head Administrator will manage the

6.   Establish necessary working committees and being sure that all members are

       actively involved in appropriate committee assignments.
7.   Conduct periodic evaluations of the school, taking into consideration CCCS’s stated

       philosophy and goals.
8.   Conduct a written evaluation of the performance of the Head Administrator and

       establishing goals for the following year. 
9.   Conduct a written annual self-evaluation, including consideration of whether the

       board and its committees are independently knowledgeable concerning school
       matters or are relying too heavily upon the Head Administrator and other staff for
10.   Keep full and accurate minutes of its meetings and those of its committees.
11.   Maintain a record book so that governing decisions made over a period of years may

        be readily available to subsequent leadership and administrators.
12.   Serve on one board committee and/or one board position.
13.   Obtain 5 hours per academic year of state mandated governance council training​.

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