GTCHS Board Of Directors Election

Greenville Technical Charter School is opening annual board elections.  Candidate filing date will be February 17, 2017.

The statute governing charter schools provides parents/guardians and faculty/staff members with the opportunity to elect the Greenville Technical Charter High School Board of Directors.  Each family receives one vote per child currently enrolled in GTCHS. Full time school employees are also entitled to a vote.

The GTCHS Board consists of 9 elected members with 2 additional members appointed by the Board. Starting with the 2014-2015 elections, term lengths were modified to allow members to serve up to 2 years with 5 members elected for a 2 year term and 4 members elected for a single year term. This year the election will be for 4 positions. Those elected will then serve 2 year terms allowing for partial election of Board members each year improving continuity.  All board members are expected to

  • Attend regular monthly and special meetings (if required)
  • Participate on assigned committees
  • Attend school events whenever possible
  • Assist with fundraising

Regular board meetings are usually scheduled from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM, the 3rd Tuesday of each month; times and lengths for committee meetings and school events vary throughout the year. The term of office is for two years beginning on July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2019. Board members are expected to complete required State training prior to swearing in on June 19, 2017 and participate in on-going Board training during the term.

Significant Dates for the 2017 GTCHS BOD Election

January 27, 2017      Announcement of Election Letter Distribution

February 17, 2017    Candidate Filing Period Begins 8:00 AM

February 21, 2017    GTCHS Board Meeting (all candidates welcome) GTC Administrative Board Room, Bldg 123, 6:00 PM

March 14, 2017         GTCHS Board Meeting (all candidates welcome) GTC Administrative Board Room, Bldg 123, 6:00 PM Names of qualified candidates reported to GTCHS Board

March 17, 2017         Candidate Filing Deadline 3:00 PM

March 27, 2017         Deadline for Printing and Posting Sample Ballot and distribution of voting instructions

March 28, 2017         Parents Meet Candidates, 6:15 to 7:15 PM in Bob Bayne Auditorium, Building #120

March 31, 2017         Link for voting will be sent to voter email address on file. Online voting open.

April 7, 2017              Precinct for those wishing to vote at school open at 7:30AM. Electronic Voting closes at 11:59 PM