This photo was taken on the campus of the Brashier Middle College during the early summer of 2009. At the timeof the photo, the mobile units in the foreground were the current home of the charter school, while the new construction in the background is the future location beginning in August 2009.
This photo perfectly symbolizes the duty of a charter school governing board -- examine the present, plan for the future, work with effective partners to accomplish goals, and go through a transition (with some unexpected issues) to attain the dream. Without forward thinking by the board, the charter school cannot realize its full potential. Serving as a charter school board member is not for the "faint of heart." Your duty, right now, is to consider the heavy responsibility to be shouldered along with the level of commitment that you are willing to make.