Board of Trustees

boardAll business and affairs of Odyssey Charter School are managed under the direction of the Board of Trustees through a set of clear and concise written policies. The Board of Trustees consists of seven officers. OCS parents vote in elections to replace board officers who have reached the ends of their terms.

The OCS Board of Trustees, at its inception, was comprised of parents in four of five available positions.  The board expanded in 2011 to 7 seats. It is foreseeable that parents will continue to constitute a majority of the Board. Board of Trustees responsibilities are detailed more fully in the OCS Charter Abridgement’s section titled “Organizational Structure.”

What is Policy Governance?

Odyssey’s Board of Trustees has adopted a form of oversight called Policy Governance. Policy Governance®, an integrated board leadership paradigm created by Dr. John Carver, is a groundbreaking model of governance designed to empower boards of directors to fulfill their obligation of accountability for the organizations they govern.  It provides a clear differentiation between governance and management responsibilities in organizations.  To read more about Policy Governance, follow the link.

Who’s on Odyssey’s Board of Trustees?

Board of Trustees Contacts:

Board Chair – Melanie Platte:

Board Secretary – Charles Wood:

Tamara Hill:

Megan Carpenter:

Michael Stringham:

April Marsh:

When are Board of Trustees Meetings Held?

Board of Trustees Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noticed).
These meetings are held at the school (738 E. Quality Dr. (700 South), American Fork, Utah 84003).

Who may attend Board of Trustees Meetings?

Parents are invited and encouraged to attend Board Meetings! We welcome and value parent input as Odyssey is dependent on the energy and experience of our parents and volunteers. We recommend parents attend at least one board meeting each year as a way to stay connected with the school and its issues. If you are unable to attend a meeting or would otherwise like to review the meetings’ minutes, copies are available by request at the front office or by contacting Russell Schellhous. Agendas for each Board Meeting will be posted at the front office before each meeting.


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