San Diego Cooperative Charter School relies on everyone to make decisions that affect the school. The Principal, the teachers and the parents all interact and collaborate with each other to effectively govern school operations. We have an elected Board of Directors, including non-parent community members, that normally meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Agendas are posted on the school office door 72 hours in advance of the meeting. According to the Charter, the Board’s major roles and responsibilities include establishing and approving all major educational and operational policies, approving all major contracts, approving the school’s annual budget and overseeing the school’s fiscal affairs, approving the school’s personnel policies and monitoring their implementation, selecting and evaluating the top staff of the school, and all other responsibilities provided for in the Bylaws or the Charter necessary to ensure the proper operation of the school.

Upcoming Board Meetings

August 8, 2023
September 5, 2023
October 10, 2023
November 14, 2023
December 5, 2023
January 9, 2024
February 13, 2024
March 5, 2024
April 9, 2024
May 14, 2024
June 11, 2024
August 13, 2024

2022-2023 School Year Board Meeting Dates

Latest Board Agenda – Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Meeting Agenda – Click Here




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SDCCS Strategic Plan 2017-2020


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2021-22 SELPA

2021-2022 SELPA Charter Certification – Download Document

2021-2022 SELPA Participation Agreement – Download Document


Simon Chapman – Director/President –
Term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2025

TBD – Director/Vice President –

Mitch Ruibal – Director/Treasurer –
Term: July 21, 2023 – June 30, 2025

Tabby Kohmescher
Director/Secretary –
Term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2025

This is my fourth year serving on San Diego Cooperative Charter School Board of Directors. The first two years on the board I served as a staff representative and since then I have continued on the board as a director. I am passionate about serving on the board in order to do my part to help the leadership of the organization stay aligned with both the mission of the school and the wishes of the community.

Danica Hochberger – Director/Staff Rep –
Term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2025

Adam Shindler – Director / PSA Rep –
Term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2025

Meera Ramanathan – Director –
Term: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024

My name is Meera Ramanathan – I am a parent at SDCCS and this is my first year serving on the board. I am a visual art teacher for San Diego Unified School district and a practicing artist. I create paper collages that have been displayed in several galleries in San Diego. I have also been actively involved with the PSA since 2017 and chaired the SDCCS CARES program, the staff luncheon as well as helped with fundraising. I am passionate about participating in the decision making process involving the education of our students and doing my share.



Morgan Weir – Director –
Term: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024



Sarah Saluta – Executive Director –

Janna Roper – Business and HR Specialist –

Kathy Osterhout – Principal –

Bernie McFarland – Vice Principal –