Open Board Seat on the TPS Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of TPS is seeking qualified community members to fill one (1) open board seat. This volunteer position will provide the unique opportunity to oversee the operation of an award-winning school, regularly recognized as one of the top schools in the US News and World report and the recipient of numerous distinctions, as it enters its twenty-first year of operation. For information about the board position and to apply, please click the following link:

The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 p.m. on October 14, 2022.

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The Temecula Preparatory School Board of Directors typically meet once a month.  All meetings are held at 35777 Abelia Street, Winchester CA 92596. Regular board meeting agendas must be posted 72-hours prior to the meeting date.  “Special” board meeting agendas must be posted 24-hours in advance.  The meeting time is always listed on the board agenda.  

To review current and past agendas, please visit BoardDocs:

Location Notice:  At this time, the board meetings are being held on campus, indoors.  Masks are required for anyone in attendance.  Currently, meetings are being held in room 35.  Always check the meeting agenda to confirm the time and location.

2022-2023 Meeting Dates:

August 17, 2022

August 20, 2022 – Special Meeting (board training)

September 10, 2022 – Special Meeting (Meeting is postponed to September 24, 2022)

September 21, 2022

September 28, 2022 – Special Meeting

October 26, 2022

November 16, 2022

December 14, 2022

January 18, 2023

February 15, 2023

March 15, 2023

April 19, 2023

May 17, 2023

June 21, 2023

View Board Minutes for 2022-23

To view this school year’s approved board minutes, you can visit BoardDocs and review the Consent Agenda section.  (Please keep in mind that board minutes are typically approved on the next “Regular” meeting’s agenda).   For your convenience, you can also use the links below, which will be updated after the minutes have been approved as soon as possible. 

To view approved board minutes for previous years (before July 2022), please visit the board agendas through BoardDocs.  

Board of Directors

Mrs. Teresa Heine

Secretary/Treasurer

THEINE@TEMECULAPREP.COM

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Ms. Sheina Laws

President

SLAWS@TEMECULAPREP.COM

Mr. John Pironti

Member

JPIRONTI@TEMECULAPREP.COM

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Member

JDIETRICH@TEMECULAPREP.COM

Mrs. Marcy Trutalli

Member

MTRUTALLI@TEMECULAPREP.COM

Board of Directors FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The Board of Directors has legal and fiduciary responsibility for the charter school. Typically the Board is responsible for providing fiscal accountability by approving and monitoring the budget and overseeing governance.

Another Board function is to oversee their one employee, the Head of School. They are responsible for his annual evaluation, the hiring and firing of the Head of School.

The Board approves major educational and operational policies along with major contracts (leases, loans), the annual budget, and ensures long-term viability.

The Head of School is in charge of day-to-day operations and selection of all other staff and is accountable for implementing all board policies. The Head of School is in charge of the hiring, firing, and discipline of all staff.

The Board of Directors does not manage rank and file employees, interview employees, or field complaints, comments, etc. from employees or constituents. Board members re-direct individuals to address issues, concerns, ideas with the Head of School and/or his staff.

Board members do not get involved with day-to-day operations of the school.

Yes, all public educational institutions are required to follow the Brown Act.

The board meeting agenda must be posted in a public location 72 hours before the meeting. Special meetings require a 24 hour public notice.

“Any congregation of a majority of the members of a legislative body…to hear, discuss, or deliberate, or take action on any item.”

You may not, “outside a meeting…use a series of communications…directly or through intermediaries, to discuss, deliberate, or take action…” (Gov. Code Sec. 54952.2)

Considered a “serial meeting” and must be publicly posted and agenda posted.

If a quorum of Board Members is present in any one location (i.e. email, Facebook private group, meeting, event, etc.) then a public meeting is created whether intentional or unintentional and the meeting must be posted in a public location, along with agenda and all members of the public invited to attend.

The board welcomes communication from the parents and students and the quickest way to communicate with the board is through the established board e-mail addresses. There is also a regular monthly board meeting held at Temecula Preparatory School and the dates for these meetings are on the school calendar. During these meetings there is specific time set aside for any individual to address the board regarding any type of issue.

For staff members the board strongly encourages staff to communicate with their direct supervisors and to work within the established organizational chart as set forth by the Head of School. Staff members are also welcome to address the board during the regular monthly board meetings at the specific time set aside for any individual to address the board regarding any type of issue.

Board Finance Committee Meeting Dates

The agendas for the Board Finance Committee Meetings are also posted through the BoardDocs link in the top section of this page.  The members of this committee are Dr. Michael Agostini, Ms. Sheina Laws and Mrs. Teresa Heine.

September 10, 2021 – Special Meeting