Coral Community Charter School

Phone: 505-292-6725 Fax: 505-200-0440

4401 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

School Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM

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 -
 upcoming meeting date: November 2, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Finance Committee meetings are held at 4:30 pm prior to the the regular meeting unless otherwise posted.

Governance Council Members:

Keren Fenderson/GC Chair -

Sue Steketee/Vice Chair -

Michael Reeves/Treasurer -

Mary Merchant/Secretary -

​Tim Tokarski -

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

       manage the school.
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 guidance.
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 8 hours per academic year of state mandated governance council

        training​. New board members must obtain the 7 hour training provided
        by the PED and complete 10 hours of training within the first fiscal year of

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.