Jonathan Nye is Board President. He is a seasoned business professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Jonathan has worked in technology and business management capacities spanning a broad range of industries and relocated to Colorado in 2001. Jonathan is passionate about developing Aspen View Academy into an educational landmark in Castle Rock to serve the needs of the community and south Douglas County. Jonathan and his wife Rachelle live in Castle Rock with their three children.
Julie Casten is Board Vice President. She is a Design Consultant with a top home developer in the Denver Metro Area. Julie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Julie is very cognizant of monetary flow through companies and how to allocate monies appropriately and wisely. Julie has a passion for all children and doing what is best for them as well as the community. Julie and her husband Nate have two children and have lived in Castle Rock since 1982.
Troy Schroeder is Board Treasurer. He was born in Denver, Colorado, the oldest of four, andis a third generation Colorado Native. Troy, his wife Holly, and their two boys have called Douglas County home since 2000. He received his Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Accounting from the University of Denver in 1995. After graduating, Troy began his professional career with Arthur Andersen in Denver. Troy currently serves the Chief Financial Officer at Haselden Construction. Troy maintains an active CPA license in Colorado and is a member of the Colorado Society of CPA’s, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Construction Financial Managers Association.
Stephanie Rogers is an at-large member of the board. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Since graduating she has worked in the biotech industry, currently serving as Director of Global Planning. Stephanie and her husband Joe decided to relocate to Douglas County in 2007 because of its strong reputation in public education and were excited about the opportunity to join the AVA community. They currently live in Castle Rock with their two children.
Tom Ruekert is an at-large member of the board. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is currently a Regional Sales Manager for a local flooring distribution company. Tom has always had a strong involvement in the community through supervising a city pool program, officiating basketball for almost 10 years as well as coaching grade school and high school soccer and basketball. Tom looks forward to the opportunity of bringing another charter school to Castle Rock. Tom and his wife Katie have been living in Castle Rock with their two boys since 2010.
Ryan Hybarger is Secretary of the Board. He is a graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, and a minor in Accounting. He is currently Vice President for a commercial insurance brokerage firm and maintains the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. His previous experience includes managing the Construction and Real Estate Practice Group out of Denver for a national insurance broker. Ryan and his wife decided to relocate to Colorado in 2011 to take advantage of the state’s outdoor and healthy lifestyle. They currently live in Castle Rock and have a daughter that attends Aspen View Academy.
Eric Patton is an at-large member of the Board and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of WealthSource Partners, a multi-state wealth management company with operational headquarters in Centennial, CO. Prior to merging into WealthSource Partners, Mr. Patton was the Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Avant-Garde Advisors. Eric received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, from the University of Wyoming where he met and married his wife, Jennifer. Eric and his wife are also owners of Cars Helping Charities, a national car processing company for charitable vehicle donations. They have resided in the Meadows of Castle Rock since 2006 with their two boys, one of which currently attends Aspen View Academy. They are currently expecting their third son and are avid supporters of the Denver Broncos, the University of Wyoming, their community and Aspen View Academy.
AVA Board Working Sessions/Meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted.
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Board of Director Meeting agendas and minutes will be added as they become available. Previous year archives for BoD minutes are at the bottom of this page.
2016-2017 Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes
2015-2016 Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes
2014-2015 Board Meeting Minutes
2013-2014 Board Meeting Minutes
Per AVA Bylaws, the board will appoint a candidate to fill the remainder of the term for board seat #3 ending on May 1, 2018 at which time the seat will be up for election by AVA parents and staff.
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Governing Board Opening Update
The AVA Board is happy to announce that after opening up Board Seat #3 for nominations, Eric Patton ran unopposed and was awarded the seat at the April 14th Board meeting. His term will be effective May 1, 2018 through May 1, 2021.
The AVA Board will conduct a separate election around the same time next year for Board Seat #6 which expires on May 1, 2019.
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THE PURPOSE OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
The primary function of the Finance Committee of Aspen View Academy (“AVA” or “the Charter School”) is to assist the Board of Directors (“the Board”) in fulfilling its responsibilities by advising the Board, and in certain instances by acting on behalf of the Board, on matters relating to AVA’s finance, accounting and investment policies.
The Finance Committee has established the financial policies and procedures herein to ensure:
- The Board, respective committees and the administrative staff of AVA understand their financial fiduciary responsibilities;
- AVA administration is informed with respect to the expected frequency of financial reporting and analysis and the amount of detail required by the Board;
- All financial dealings including, but not limited to, cash management, contractual dealings and fundraising operations of or related to AVA operate through the Charter School’s administration;
- Assets are protected and managed properly;
- Appropriate forecasting and budgeting of financial needs;
- Maintenance of accurate records of AVA’s financial activities; and
- Compliance with federal, state, and local legal and reporting requirements.
The Finance Committee is comprised of a Chairperson, who is the Treasurer of the Board, as well as a minimum of two additional members, each of whom are free of any relationship that would interfere with the exercise of his or her independent judgment as a member of the Committee. Committee members are required to have creditable finance or accounting backgrounds and their appointments to the Financial Committee are subject to background checks and an application review processes by the Board Treasurer and/or Committee Chairperson. The Finance Committee is responsible for maintaining and, as appropriate, updating the financial policies herein, subject to final approval by the Board. Exceptions to written policies may only be made with the prior approval of the Finance Committee and the Board.
Changes or amendments to these policies may be approved by the Board at any time. A complete review of the policies shall be conducted every two years and any revisions hereto must be approved by the Board at that time.
The current version of AVA’s Finance Committee Policies will be published on AVA’s website. When revisions are made to these policies, updates will be posted to the website within 5 business days of Board approval.
Every Board member and every Principal with financial related responsibility is expected to be familiar with and operate within the parameters of these policies and guidelines.
AGENDAS AND MINUTES
Committee Meeting Minutes will be added as they become available.
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THE PURPOSE OF THE SAC
The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. The SAC makes recommendations concerning the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, and meets at least quarterly to discuss implementation of the school’s plan and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract with the Board of Education.Final decision-making authority rests with the principal or other person or group receiving the recommendation from the SAC (e.g., The Superintendent, District Accountability Committee (“DAC”) or Board of Education).
THE GOVERNING BOARD AND THE SAC
What is the relationship between a charter school’s governing board and its School Accountability Committee?
Charter schools are administered and governed by a governing body in a mannner agreed to and set forth in the charter contract. Colorado law allows the State Board to waive for charter schools many of the state requirements and rules promulgated by the State Board, which includes statutory and regulatory requirements of the Education Accountability Act 2009. Charter Schools authorized by the Charter School Institute may not waive any statute or rule relating to the creation of and membership requirements for School Accountability Committees (see section 22-30.5-507(7), C.R.S.), but they can seek waivers from section 22-11-402, C.R.S., concerning the duties of the School Accountability Committee.
Charter schools may choose to have one or two members of their governing body serve on the School Accountability Committee in order to complete any of the required duties of the School Accountability Committee. In the alternative, governing boards may establish both a School Accountability Committee and Finance Committee that report to the governing board on all tasks that are delegated to them, including making recommendations for the school’s improvement plan and making recommendations on school spending priorities.
Aspen View Academy will succeed through academic excellence in a challenging and stimulating learning environment that emphasizes math, technology and language arts, enabling our students to become critical thinkers, responsible citizens, strong community members and future leaders.
We recognize that an education is incomplete without fostering the arts, sports, nature, and character. Together, with our students, faculty, parents and community, we will develop civic and personal responsibility, intellectual passion and differentiated instruction in a safe, orderly, balanced and nurturing environment.