CONCORD, CA – The Clayton Valley Charter High School Governing Board announced the resignation of Jim Scheible as the school’s executive director, effective June 30, 2021 following last night’s special school board meeting.
The non-interested board members accepted Scheible’s resignation and stated he will continue in his position “through the end of the 2020-21 school year to ensure a smooth transition as CVCHS begins the search for new leadership.”
Scheible came to CVCHS in the summer of 2018 from St. HOPE Public Schools in Sacramento during a time of turmoil at the Concord charter high school following the termination of the school’s original principal and executive director David Linzey. Scheible began his tenure that August on a two-year contract. This 2020-21 school year is his third at CVCHS.
The board’s announcement said Scheible “worked to heal relationships within the school and greater community. During his three years as executive director, Scheible was able to guide CVCHS through a successful five-year charter renewal authorized by the Contra Costa County Board of Education. In addition, Jim headed our successful WASC accreditation renewal process. He also ably led the school through last year’s statewide school closures and back to limited on-campus, in-person instruction.”
During his tenure CVCHS increased support “to meet the board’s higher expectations such as funding SAT and ACT prep classes, AP exam fees, increases in technology, college visits for 9th graders and free, in-school NWEA MAP, Practice ACT and PSAT tests for all students.”
Since 2018 CVCHS has been able to fund many facility and safety upgrades on campus, including investing nearly $3 million in improvements during the 2019-20 school year. The board added that the school has also provided increased wrap-around supports for students including hiring additional counselors, a full-time nurse, a full-time Marriage & Family Therapist, two psychologists, as well as counseling and MFT interns.
Scheible said, “During the contract renewal process in Spring 2020, I proposed a one-year contract renewal option to the Board. While the final contract was for a two-year renewal, I am choosing that this school year will be my last with Clayton Valley. I look forward to supporting the transition to a new leader who can build on the foundation set for them to take CVCHS to even greater heights. I want nothing more than for CVCHS and our students to succeed beyond my or anyone’s current expectations. I am privileged to have played a part in this school’s journey and I will support the process of finding someone who can carry the torch forward.”
When The Pioneer contacted Scheible Tuesday about his future plans he said, “There is a lot of school year left to focus on before we have that conversation.”
The board announcement concluded, “We are grateful to Jim for his service and dedication to Clayton Valley Charter High School. We are proud of the work he has done for CVCHS and look forward to his future achievements. Now, the Board will take on the task of finding a new leader to continue our school’s forward momentum as we look forward to the full-time reopening of CVCHS.”