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The Board of Directors is the governing board for PACE Academy and will govern in accordance with the Charter School Act of 1996. The board’s focus is supporting student achievement and ensuring sound fiscal management. The Board will have ultimate authority for the following activities:

  • Contracting for services, including but not limited to transportation, financial accounting, and legal services

  • Deciding all matters related to the operation of the charter school, including budgeting, curriculum, and operating procedures

  • Submit required reports annually to the South Carolina Public Charter School District and the State Department of Education

  • Enforce the adherence of the charter school to the same financial audits, audit procedures, and audit requirements as are applied to the public schools operating in the South Carolina Public Charter School District

  • Design its policies regarding the student records, administrative records, and meetings as are required of the public schools operating in the South Carolina Public Charter School District

  • Develop pay scales, performance criteria, and discharge policies for its employees

  • Ensuring that the school will adhere to the same health, safety, civil rights, and disability rights requirements as are applied to all public schools operating in the South Carolina Public Charter School District

  • Submit a charter renewal request at the end of the ten year approval period

  • Conform to state and federal laws and regulations, school policies, and professional ethics, including the Freedom of Information Act

Board of Directors

Stephen Wilson | CHAIR

Operations & Finance Subcommittee –
Academic Product Support Manager

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Sara Jane Arnett | VICE CHAIR

Community Outreach –
Military Family Advocate

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Beckye Barnes | TREASURER

Finance Subcommittee –
Education Advocate

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Sally Thornton | SECRETARY

Parent & Educator

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Jonathan Pace

Facilities Subcommittee –
Financial Advisor

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Julie Johnson

Facilities Subcommittee –
Real Estate Agent

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Demetria Pollard

Planning Committee, Recruitment Subcommittee –
Medical Assistant

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Dr. John L. Thompson II

Educator

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Chad Davis

Finance Subcommittee –
Financial Planner

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Roscoe Wilson | ADVISOR

Community Relations Liaison –
Foundation Spokesperson & Lobbyist

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Traci Bryant-Riches | ADVISOR

Project Manager –
Charter School Consultant

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Upcoming Board Meetings & Events

Board of Directors Meeting

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Board of Directors Meeting

December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Board of Directors Meeting

January 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Board of Directors Meeting

February 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

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