Riverwalk Academy has contracted with the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina (PCSASC) to administer this year’s election process. This ensures integrity and confidentiality in the process.
The governing board consists of 4 appointed members and 5 elected members. There are currently 2 seats up for election.
May 15th, 2019: Call for Candidates will be distributed to the public. Each prospective board member must complete an online filing form. PCSASC will have these available online for submission/distribution. Links will be created from Riverwalk Academy’s site (click here).
May 21st, 2019: Close of candidate filing period. Acceptance of candidate filings will be closed at 5pm EST.
May 22nd, 2019: Candidate Information and Application Answers posted online.
May 23rd- 24th, 2019: Voting open with e-ballot links emailed to each parent/guardian and employee of Riverwalk Academy. Voting will open on May 23rd, 2019 at 8am and close on May 24th, 2019 at 4pm.There is one vote per child enrolled in the school and one vote per employee. Voting will be available via e-ballot allowing parents and employees to vote via the internet. Each ballot will have a unique pin number to ensure confidentiality and integrity of the process. Computers and paper ballots will be available at the school during normal school hours for families with no internet access or with limited computer knowledge.
May 28th, 2019: Election results will be certified and announced publicly during the May 28, 2019 Board Meeting.
July 2019: During the July Board meeting, the newly elected board members will be sworn in. This will complete the election process.
Meeting and Training Requirements
Riverwalk Academy Board Members are required to attend all board meetings. Mandated Board Training – All board members are required to attend board training within 1 year of being elected. Free trainings will be offered across the state and online with the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina.
Mr. Joe Bowers, Director of Operations, Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina
Ms. Mariann Carter, Board Chair, Riverwalk Academy