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PFC Board Nominations

Interested in joining the PFC Board for the 2020-2021 School Year?
A Nominating committee, led by the PFC President, begins the nominating process to fill our PFC Board in January of each year. We try to have a slate of candidates by the middle of April, and we vote the new members in at our May PFC meeting. 
Very little would happen on behalf of the PFC at our school without these volunteers. Detailed PFC Board Chair job descriptions can be found here. Summaries of open positions follow. PFC board positions are open to any Walnut Acres parent and do not require previous board experience.  We ask that you commit to a PFC Board Executive or Chair position for a minimum period of two years.  

Have more questions about the Nomination Process? Visit the Nominating FAQ's at the bottom of this webpage. 

Please contact our current president at if you are interested in getting involved.

Open Positions on the PFC Executive Board

All PFC Executive Board Positions have Nominations for the 2019-20 school year. 

Open Committee Chair Positions

STEM & Science Fair Rep - New this year, the Science Fair will be run by our Science Teacher, Faye Mettler. However, we need someone to represent the PFC and provide support, including advertising, recruiting volunteers and helping run the event.

Spiritwear - Love a good hoodie or trucker cap with a Jaguar logo on it? Co-Chair with Sandie Dudley to design, order and sell our 2019-20 Jaguar wear. Staff the Spiritwear table on Jaguar Day, and arrange for sales in Konstella.

Nominating FAQs

What is Nominating? 
Nominating is the process by which we fill our PFC Board each year. 

What is the Nominating Committee?
The Nominating Committee begins to meet in January of each year.  This committee seeks out nominees for each PFC Board position.  A proposed slate of candidates is presented at the April PFC meeting and voted on at the May PFC meeting.

Who can be on the Nominating Committee and how do I get on it?
Anyone willing to seek Board members can be on the Nominating Committee.  Contact the Nominating Chair if you are interested. 

What is the PFC Board?
The PFC Board is composed of parent volunteers, the principal and two teacher representatives. Parent volunteers serve as officers and chairpersons for over 40 committees.  Over 50 parents currently hold PFC Board positions. Click here for a description of committees and to contact current board members.

Who can be on the Board?
PFC board positions are open to any Walnut Acres parent and do not require previous board experience.   We are always in need of volunteers for our PFC Board. We do ask for a commitment of 2 years. 

How do I get on the Board?
Notify any member of the Nominating Committee or email if you are interested in keeping your current position, are interested in another Board position or are available for general nomination.

Who has priority over Board positions?
Priority is given to current PFC Board members that have served in the same position for less than 2 years in a row.  Holding a position for more than 2 years requires Board approval.  In this case, priority can be given to another person interested in that same position.  Requests are responded to in the order received and based on open availability of a Board position.

What does being on the Board mean?
It means you acknowledge that we need 100% of our families to commit to our children's education.  As a Board member, you are encouraged to attend PFC meetings and if you choose your voting status to be "voting member", you are eligible to vote at any PFC meeting.

How long do Board positions last?
Board members are encouraged to hold their position for at least 2 years.

What is the PFC Executive Committee?
The Executive Committee is comprised of the president, the vice president of activities, the vice president of communications, the vice president of community relations, assistant treasurer, treasurer, secretary, financial secretary and principal.  The Executive Committee meets once per month and conducts routine business and makes recommendations to the membership on matters of major concern. 

Is the process different from the rest of the Board for filling the Executive Committee?
The 8 parent volunteer members of the Executive Committee are nominated at the same time as the rest of the PFC Board, at the May PFC Meeting.  

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