Governing Board

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud is governed by a dedicated board comprised of parents and community members. The board is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing policy; instituting sound employee relations; conducting open meetings; recognizing and conforming to the legal mandates imposed by state and federal laws; and governing within the limits of the delegation of state authority as a non-profit and public school board.

Additionally, the board has an obligation to assess its successes and challenges, inform the public of all deliberations and decisions, promote accountability, avoid abuse of power, enhance public understanding of its mission, conform to standards of ethical behavior, provide a framework for setting goals, and develop strategic plans for the accomplishment of those goals.

Board Calendar

Board meetings are conducted in accordance with open meeting law. The governing board normally holds board meetings on the fourth Monday of each month. Check the board calendar for exact dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at:

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud
3701 33rd St. South
St. Cloud, MN, 56301

Quicklinks

Board Members

Andrew Grimsley, Chair
agrimsley@athlosstcloud.org

  • Community Representative
  • Pillars Committee Member
  • Term began April 2019

Patricia King, Vice Chair
pking@athlosstcloud.org

  • Community Representative
  • Governance Committee Member
  • Term began January 2021

Aaron Schwenzfeier, Secretary
aschwenzfeier@athlosstcloud.org

  • Teacher Representative
  • Pillars Committee Chair
  • Term began April 2019

Rebecca Hull, Treasurer
rhull@athlosstcloud.org

  • Teacher Representative
  • Governance Committee Chair
  • Term began November 2018

Noor Yussuf, Board Member
nyussuf@athlosstcloud.org

  • Community Representative
  • Finance Committee Chair
  • Term began April 2019

Jon-Scott Johnson, Board Member
jsjohnson@athlosstcloud.org

  • Community Representative
  • Finance Committee Member
  • Term began January 2021

Athlos stakeholders will promote the school to increase the diversity of staff to reflect the student population because we believe it is important for students to see themselves represented within their school environment.

This will be measured by:

  • An increase in staff diversity from 10% to 15% by September 2021
  • Developing a social media campaign to reach diverse candidates for employment to start by March 2020, and to continue through October 2021

Athlos student population will have an average daily membership (ADM) of 650 by the end of the 20/21 school year, because we believe a growing student population is reflective of a healthy school environment.

This will be measured by:

  • 90% of K-7 students returning for the 21/22 school year
  • The June MARS report ADM calculation reflecting the goal of 650
  • A 25% increase of applicants by the February 2021 lottery date
  • Development of an enrollment campaign to start by February 2021, and to continue through October 2021.

The Athlos team will have staff that expresses their satisfaction through high morale and continued employment because we believe having a staff that feels valued has a direct impact on school culture and student achievement.

This will be measured by:

  • 90% of staff returning for the 21/22 school year
  • Daily attendance data
  • Panorama survey (comparison of fall survey compared to spring survey, showing an increase)
  • Specific survey question related to why staff returns year to year
  • The development of a staff appreciation plan with input from the Pillars Committee
Committees

Under the direction of the board, a Finance Committee, Governance Committee, and Pillars Committee have been formed. Learn more about the purpose and goals of these committees:

Finance Committee Members:

  • Noor Yussuf (chair)
  • Jon-Scott Johnson
  • *Tamara Schultz

Governance Committee Members:

  • Rebecca Hull (chair)
  • Patricia King

Pillars Committee Members:

  • Aaron Shwenzfeier (chair)
  • Andrew Grimsley

*Non-director, non-voting appointees to the committees

Authorizer

Charter School Authorizing Program 
Volunteers of America – Minnesota
924 – 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-270-1998
www.voamn.org

2021 Financial Reports
2020 Financial Reports
2017–2019 Financial Reports
Budget
Salary Schedule

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2019-2020 Agendas
  1. Go to BoardOnTrack for all agendas
  2. After clicking on the link, go to “Meetings”
  3. Choose the desired meeting from the dashboard
  4. On the right-hand side click on the “Agenda” button.
2019-2020 Minutes
  1. Go to BoardOnTrack for all minutes
  2. After clicking on the link, go to “Meetings”
  3. Choose the desired meeting from the dashboard
  4. On the right-hand side click on the “Minutes” button.

Contact Information

To reach the Board of Directors, Finance Committee or Governance Committee:

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud
3701 33rd St. South
St. Cloud, MN, 56301
(320) 281-4430
info@athlosstcloud.org