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Governance Board


The McKinley Charter School Governance Board oversees the operation of the school. The board meets monthly to establish policies, set the budget, oversee expenditures, approve hires, and evaluate the school and its chief administrator. The board meets the second Thursday of each month.

Voting Members

Tom Xiong, Community Representative
Middle School Liaison Officer

Luke Fedie, Treasurer Community Representative

Mike Kohls, Co-President  Parent Representative
Business Sales Representative

Travis Gaetz,  Community Representative

Erik Larson, Staff Representative
McKinley Charter School Instructor

Angie Nijhawan Community Representative

Roxie Schmidt,  Community Representative

Mike Thibodeau, Co-President Community Representative

Cindy Waller, Clerk Community Representative

Ex Officio Members

Justin Jablonske,  Middle School Representative
South Middle School

Luke Barth, High School Representative
North High School Associate Principal

Jay Mielke Altoona School District Representative
Altoona High School Counselor

Pete Riley
McKinley Charter School Principal