Governance

Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation

Encore High School  shall be a directly funded independent charter school and will be operated by Encore Education Corporation, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, pursuant to California law upon approval of this charter.

Encore High School will operate autonomously from the District, with the exception of the supervisory oversight as required by statute and other contracted services as negotiated between the District and Encore. Pursuant to California Education Code Section 47604(c), the District shall not be liable for the debts and obligations of Encore, operated by a California non-profit public benefit corporation, or for claims arising from the performance of acts, errors, or omissions by Encore as long as the District has complied with all oversight responsibilities required by law.

Conflict of Interest

Encore shall be subject to Government Code Section 1090 et seq., the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Gov. Code Section 87100 et seq., the “PRA”) and any attendant regulations as they may be amended from time to time, and all conflict of interest laws and prohibitions applicable to California non-profit corporations and/or California charter schools. All officers, employees, and members of the board of Encore Education Corporation shall comply with the requirements of each and all of those conflict of interest laws and regulations.

Brown Act Compliance

Encore shall comply with the Ralph M. Brown Act as set forth in California Government Codes Section 54950 et seq. and any attendant regulations as they may be amended from time to time.

All meetings of the Encore Education Corporation Board of Directors shall comply with the Ralph M. Brown Act. Notices, agendas, and minutes of meetings will be recorded and retained in Encore’s files. These records will be accessible to the public and the District in accordance with the Brown Act.   Meetings of the Encore Education Corporation Board of Directors take place QUARTERLY unless otherwise designated. Meeting agendas are posted in Encore office windows and Encore marquees that allow for continuous public access. Meetings are also posted on the Encore website.   All other public meetings, including boosters, standing and ad hoc committees formed by the Encore Education Corporation Board of Directors shall be held in compliance with the requirements of the Brown Act, as applicable.   The Encore Education Corporation Board of Directors, administration (including but not limited to the Cabinet), and curriculum development team members undergo Brown Act training by a qualified individual on an annual basis.

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