FRCS Board Meetings are scheduled for selected Tuesdays of selected months at 5:30PM on the FRCS campus. Click here to see our meeting calendar. Agendas for upcoming meetings will be posted here on the Friday prior to a regular meeting and 24-hours in advance of any emergency meetings. To place an item on the agenda please complete the agenda item form and submit it to the school office or email it to the board at email@example.com at least one week prior to a regular meeting date.
Joining the Board of Directors
Responsibilities of Board Members
Board members participate in Board meetings and provide input and guidance for the school operations and future. Board responsibilities and oversight include: budget, fundraising, policy, transportation, enrollment, volunteer coordination, facilities and furnishings, advertising, charter renewal, etc. Individual Board members typically take on one or more elements of responsibility, as well as assisting other Board members, volunteers, and staff with larger tasks, as required. Representatives are typically elected to a three-year term.
The Board member requirements include:
1. Representatives shall be available and willing to attend regularly scheduled and special board meetings.
2. Parent Representatives must be the parent of a child currently enrolled in FRCS.
3. Community Representatives must NOT be the parent of a child currently enrolled in FRCS.
4. Representatives shall be interested in the management, operation, guidance, direction and promotion of FRCS.
FRCS Board of Directors
Jody was born in raised in Siskiyou County. She attended College of the Siskiyou’s, earning her AA degree before moving to Redding and beginning her career in the beverage wholesale industry. Jody moved to Chico in 2001, where she attended Chico State and obtained a Business Degree with an emphasis in Marketing. She spent 17 years in the beverage industry where she worked as a Brand and Category Manager. Most recently, Jody worked for the Alzheimer's Association as a Special Events Manager for four years. Working for a non-profit entity was a big change and one she embraced. Recruiting and managing volunteers was the most rewarding part of her position. Currently, Jody owns and operates her own business. Jody and her husband moved to Forest Ranch in 2007. Their daughter now attends FRCS and is thoroughly enjoying the school and all it has to offer. In their spare time, the Cornelsen’s enjoy the outdoors. Particularly fishing, hunting, backpacking, and riding quads.
Janina was born and raised in Germany and decided to come to Cupertino, California, after graduating High School, as an Au Pair (a fancy way of saying live-in babysitter). She liked California so much that she applied for a foreign student visa and transferred to Chico State, where she met her husband Brian, in the Communication Design program. Her academic credentials include a BA in Communication Design, with a focus in graphic design. Her professional qualifications include 17 years in the marketing and advertising industries. As the first employee of Engelbrecht Advertising, she grew with the business into the agency’s position of Creative Director and Senior Account Executive. She’s a mother of two cute, little monsters, Landon and Helena, who both attend Forest Ranch Charter School. She moved to Forest Ranch five years ago, where she enjoys a quiet lifestyle with her family.
After completing the teaching program in 2000 at Chico State University, he taught all grades of High School English including Honors and Advanced Placement classes for 13 years in a small rural community. He is currently on his fourth year at Pivot Charter schools in Chico. He enjoys creative writing and has had poetry published in an anthology of contemporary poets. He is a huge fan of Shakespeare and the classics. He has been a resident of Forest Ranch for 8 years. He and his wife have been married for 19 years and have a son named Elijah who currently attends FRCS. He enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing when he can get away. Other interests include genealogy, photography, and building things with his hands. He is really excited about getting to work with a team that truly cares about kids and serving their needs so they have the best chance at accomplishing their dreams. He sees the opportunity as a privilege because there is nothing better than seeing a young person discover their potential and use it to become a successful adult.
Heather Hastain - Interim Secretary / Parent Representative
Born and raised in Northern California, Heather graduated from West Valley High School in 2002. She went on to Shasta College where she studied Humanities, Psychology and Education. After two years of attending Shasta College she became a licensed Realtor and began practicing Real Estate in Redding. She continued to attend Shasta College and in late 2004 met her husband of now ten years at the yearly basketball tournament held at the Redding Civic Center. In 2007 she married and moved to Forest Ranch and had her first son. Now with two sons attending Forest Ranch Charter School she is grateful to call herself a homemaker. Heather enjoys cooking, volunteering at Forest Ranch Charter School and studying Gods’ word. For the last ten years she has been learning how to best fill the roles of mother, wife and community member. It has been an enlightening and joyful experience and she looks forward to serving her community as a member of the Board of Directors at Forest Ranch Charter School.
Beth received her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Oregon, proceeding to teach high school art at Tillamook High School. She then joined VISTA and served a year on the east coast. She obtained her lifelong teaching credential at San Francisco State College and a Master’s Degree in Education at Chico State. She has taught at most grade levels, both as a substitute and a teacher. She also served as a Director at two Childcare Centers. From 2008 to 2017 she was the Coordinator of the After School Program at Forest Ranch Charter School.
She and her husband founded and ran the cross country kid’s program called the Chico Cheetahs for several years. She has served on the board of the Forest Ranch Community Association in various roles. Presently she is the editor of the Forest Ranch Post.