•  Discovery Charter School Looking for Governance Board Members

    We are currently looking for community and parent members to join the Discovery Charter School (DCS) Governance Council.  If you are within the Columbus School District and would like to be more actively involved in the direction of your public elementary charter school, please consider applying. 

    Selected candidates would be responsible for monthly council meeting attendance (fourth Tues. of the month) from 6-7:45 pm as well as committee participation.  Total time commitment would be approximately 3-5 hours on a monthly basis and the council term is 3 yrs in length. Some examples of DCS Council involvement include: sharing ideas for the strategic plan, being involved in the event planning of the charter school and building partnerships with the community through outreach activities.

    Please complete and return the DCS Council application found below and return to Mrs. Hellpap, CES/DCS Principal, by Sept. 15. If you have questions please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Hellpap or Stacy Swanberg-Thom, DCS Governance Council President,DCS@columbus.k12.wi.us.



    DCS Governance Council Application


    The Discovery Charter School is governed by a nonprofit 501(c)3 council that sets the policies and procedures for the school.  The Governance Council, which connects to the district board of education through the superintendent, enables the school to retain its unique features as a self-governing entity.

    The Governance Council has established bi-laws that set the structure for the council.  The bi-laws establish that the council consists of six members that include four parents and two community members.  Council members serve three-year terms.
    The council meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the Columbus Elementary School conference room.  These meetings are open to the public.


    Current members of the DCS Governance Council:


    President: Stacy Swanberg-Thom

    President-Elect: Megan Cooley

    Treasurer:Martha Lewke

    Mary Woodman

    Kristi Orchard

    Jesse Vieau