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.

Would you like to serve on the governing board?

Express your interest by March 4, 2019 by filling out an interest form. Read the invitation letter below for more information.

The Athlos Academy of St. Cloud governing board is preparing for their annual election and looking for individuals interested in joining them in serving on the governing board. Athlos Academy of St. Cloud is governed by a dedicated group of individuals comprised of parents, teachers, and community members. The primary role of governing board members is to:

  • promote public understanding of the school’s mission,
  • develop a framework for setting goals and developing strategic plans for accomplishing those goals, and
  • provide financial, academic, and governance oversight.

There are a variety of different roles on the board that will be available, and all are welcome to apply.

Please review the description of the roles and expectations, as well as the interest form. The window for submitting interest forms will open February 4, 2019 and run through March 4, 2019. Please submit a completed interest form and resume to info@athlosstcloud.org by March 4, 2019.

Elections will be held from March 4-21, 2019, and the new board members will be announced at the March 25, 2019 board meeting. New board members will be oriented in April 2019 and seated at the May 2019 board meeting.

Board members should expect to contribute 5-10 hours of time per month, including serving on a committee of the board. Board service meets the thirty-hour volunteer expectation for parents. The next board meeting will be held January 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Athlos Academy St. Cloud. Please feel free to attend this meeting to experience an Athlos Academy of St. Cloud school board meeting.

Questions about the governing board positions may be directed to Randy Vetsch at rvetsch@athlosstcloud.org. We appreciate your consideration of this request and all you do to make Athlos Academy a success!

Sincerely,
Athlos Academy Governing Board

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

Jacqueline Hoyhtya, Board Chair
jhoyhtya@athlosstcloud.org

  • Governance Committee member
  • Term began May 2015
  • Term expires Sept. 2019

Josh Hirschfeld, Board Vice Chair, Board Treasurer
jhirschfeld@athlosstcloud.org

  • Finance Committee member
  • Term began May 2015
  • Term expires Sept. 2019

Brenda Schwitalla, Board Secretary
bschwitalla@athlostcloud.org

  • Governance Committee member
  • Term began July 2018
  • Term expires Sept. 2020

Rebecca Hull, Teacher Representative
rhull@athlostcloud.org

  • Term began Nov. 2018
  • Term expires May 2019

Aaron Schwenzfeier, Teacher Representative
aschwenzfeier@athlostcloud.org

  • Term began July 2018
  • Term expires Sept. 2020
Advisory Board Members

Lee Hoyhtya
lhoyhtya@athlostcloud.org

  • Finance Committee member

Tom Swenson
tswenson@athlostcloud.org

  • Finance Committee member
Committees

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

Finance Committee Members:

  • Josh Hirschfeld
  • Lee Hoyhtya
  • Tom Swenson

Governance Committee Members:

  • Jacqueline Hoyhtya (community representative)
  • Brenda Schwitalla (parent representative)
Authorizer

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

Serving on the Board

The Athlos Academy of St. Cloud governing board is preparing for their annual election and looking for individuals interested in joining them in serving on the governing board.

The window for submitting interest forms will open February 4, 2019 and run through March 4, 2019. Please submit a completed interest form and resume to info@athlosstcloud.org by March 4, 2019.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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