Desert Marigold School is operated by the non-profit organization Valley of the Sun Waldorf Education Association, Inc. (VSWEA). The Board of Directors of VSWEA is responsible for deciding legal, financial and policy issues of the school. The Board consists of parents, staff and other community members. The initial term of office for directors shall be for three years beginning in November regardless of when elected. Thereafter, a director can be renewed yearly for a 1 year term with a total maximum number of 6 years.  A director that has served the maximum number of years can be eligible for new term after a departure of at least one year.  At the regular meeting of the directors held in November and May, directors shall be elected by the Board of Directors. 

The bylaws of the VSWEA are available in the school office, as well as guidelines for joining the Board. Board meetings are held on a regular schedule at the school and all community members are welcome to attend.

Board Members 

Email the Board at:

Board Meeting Schedule 

All regular board meetings will be held in the High School English Room, the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m unless otherwise posted on the board outside the main school office and the school calendar.

Board Meetings: Agendas & Minutes

The meeting notice and agenda are posted on the board located outside the administrative office at least 24 hours in advance of a meeting.

2020-21 Agendas & Minutes

2019-20 Agendas & Minutes

2018-19 Agendas & Minutes

2017-18 Agendas & Minutes

Finance Committee Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Operational Documents

VSWEA Board Membership Procedures – Board Membership Procedures

VSWEA Bylaws – Board Bylaws 2019 / Board Bylaw Signature page

VSWEA Board Experience and Skills – Board Experience and Skills Sept 2019

VSWEA Code of Conduct – Board Code of Conduct

VSWEA Public Comment Guidance – Board Public Comment Guidance

Desert Marigold School Core Principles –

Mission Statement –

The Arizona Open Meeting Law – Open-Meeting-Law-Booklet-June2019

Financial Reports & Notices

FY2021 Adopted Budget & Meeting Notice

FY2020 Adopted Budget & Meeting Notice

Annual Financial Reports

Open Meetings Notice

In compliance with Arizona Open Meeting Law A.R.S. § 38-431.02(A)(1), Valley of the Sun Waldorf Education Association, dba Desert Marigold School posts meeting notices for all open meetings on this website and on the bulletin board outside the school office, located at 6210 S 28th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042.
Desert Marigold will be closed for the remainder of the 19/20 school year as we evaluate the ongoing developments of COVID-19 {read more}