The Temecula Preparatory School Board of Directors typically meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are held at 35777 Abelia Street, Winchester CA 92596. However, due to COVID-19 school closure mandates from March 16, 2020 until further notice, board meetings will be held virtually during this time. Regular board meeting agendas are posted 72 hours prior to the meeting date. Email email@example.com if you have any questions/issues with logging in to our meeting. Please check the board agenda for information on how to join our meetings and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues joining the meeting.
For current board agendas and past board agendas, please visit BoardDocs:
2020-2021 Meeting Dates:*
August 12, 2020 (Original date of August 11 was changed to August 12)
September 9, 2020 (Original date of September 8 was changed to September 9)
September 30, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 4, 2020 – Special Meeting – Board of Directors Brown Act Training
November 10, 2020
November 21, 2020 – Special Meeting – Board Training
December 8, 2020
January 12, 2021
January 23, 2021 – Special Meeting – Board Retreat
January 30, 2021 – Special Meeting
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
April 13, 2021
April 20, 2021 – Special Meeting
May 11, 2021
May 26, 2021 – Special Meeting
June 7, 2021 (Original date of June 8 was changed to June 7)
View Board Minutes for 2020-21
To view this school year’s approved board minutes, please use the links below. To view approved board minutes for previous years (before August 2020), please visit the board agendas through BoardDocs. (Please keep in mind that board minutes are typically approved on the following month’s agenda.)
Board of Directors
Mrs. Jennifer Russell
Mr. Navel Chikwanda
Ms. Sheina Laws
Mrs. Marcy Trutalli
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.
May 29, 2019
January 14, 2020
June 9, 2020
Members of the Board Finance Committee:
Dr. Michael Agostini
Mrs. Bryanna Brossman
Mr. Paul McGraw