Governing Council Committees

2021-2022 GC Committee Roster & Meeting Information

Click the link to review a list of the current Governing Council Committee and Meeting Information.

Governing Council Committees for the  2022-2023 School Year

Community involvement in decision making is very important to Mountain Phoenix Community School. Since widespread public participation in school policy making is the best guarantee that community interests will be reflected in the school program, a variety of advisory committees, comprised of Mountain Phoenix community members, are formed to facilitate community input. Such committees, under the direction of the Governing Council (GC) or designee, make thorough studies of the subjects assigned to them and submit their findings and recommendations to the Board at its monthly meetings. All committees (except Personnel and MPAC) are open to the public. For more information on each group and how you can help, join the Governing Council Parent Square group or contact the board at governingcouncil@mtnphx.orgl. 


The purpose of the Finance Committee is to provide financial oversight and perform governing financial responsibilities on behalf of the Governing Council.  The Finance Committee develops and presents a 3-5 year rolling budget that is aligned with the strategic plan for approval; develops and presents the annual budget for each school year; provides recommendations to the Governing Council for the Strategic Plan Financial Goals; provides financial accountability with monthly and quarterly reviews of the actuals to budget to identify problems and resolutions; reviews and drafts business policy recommendations to the Governance Committee, and monitors business policy processes and procedures. 

You can review the Finance Committee charter here


The purpose of Mountain Phoenix Accountability Committee (MPAC) is to support the GC in its work to provide oversight of the school’s educational program and school culture. MPAC is the avenue for the Governing Council to gather, analyze and report on academic performance data and survey data, and works as oversight of  the school administration’s work to develop and implement Public Waldorf Education. MPAC looks through a lens of school sustainability, student equity, and accessibility when collecting, analyzing, and  sharing data. 

You can review the MPAC charter here


The Governance Committee is dedicated to supporting high-quality practices of the Governing Council. It is responsible for matters pertaining to Board recruitment, nominations, orientation, training, and evaluation in accordance with the school’s bylaws, as well as established policies and practices approved by the Board. 

You can review the Governance Committee charter here.


Develop short-term and long-term plans for the physical campus with a focus on reducing the carbon footprint and creating a sustainable environment for generations to come.

Have a campus project in mind? Fill out the Master Planning Submission Form here.

You can review the Master Planning Committee charter here.


The purpose of the Personnel Committee is to develop human resources policies and procedures that are aligned with the values of the school of embracing human development and sustainable with current resources. The goal is to build repeatable and transparent processes for all employees.

You can review the Personnel Committee charter here.


The purpose of the Grant Writing Committee is to work collaboratively with Mountain Phoenix Community School teachers, staff, administrators, parents/caregivers, School committees and Board to investigate, identify and assist in the submission of grant applications for projects aligned with the mission and vision of MPCS.

You can review the Grant Writing Committee charter here.


The purpose of the Marketing and Recruitment ad hoc Committee (M&R) is to refresh the volunteer community commitment at Mountain Phoenix and to establish sustainable practices for consistent recruitment into leadership roles to ensure reliable succession planning for all school level, council and committee positions. 

You can review the Ad Hoc Marketing and Recruitment Committee charter here.


The Document Management Committee (Ad Hoc) is created for the purposes of creating streamlined & secure document access & sharing as well as reliable document storage for all MPCS documents among all MPCS groups.

You can review the Ad Hoc Document Management Committee charter here.


The JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity) Committee serves as a school advisor resource to assist Mountain Phoenix leadership, board and committees to uphold our mission for an equitable and accessible educational experience and environment for all. Though not a committee held by the Governing Council, JEDI is responsible for data gathering on their behalf.