Parents and community members are encouraged to apply for openings on boards of directors at Kihei Public Charter School.
The state's 32 charter campuses, which recently passed the 10,000 enrollment mark, all have independent governing boards responsible for their school's academic, financial and organizational viability. Board members also ensure compliance with state and federal laws.
"Guided by strong government boards, charters can lead the way for public education reform because they have more flexibility to do what's best for students," said Lynn Finnegan, executive director of the Hawaii Public Charter School Network.
She added, "Charters empower principals and teachers, focus on academic and cultural specialties and meet the needs and strengths of individual students and communities. Consequently, our charters are making notable progress in student achievement despite the lack of funding for facilities."
Those interested in serving on a charter school governing board may submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.