The charter under which a charter school operates is a contract between the sponsor and the governing board of the school.  The governing board of a charter school is a non-profit organization that is responsible for the academic and financial success of the school.  Each school’s governing board operates under the conditions set out in its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.  The governing board of Confluence Academies is its Board of Directors.  Current Board members are:

Holston Black III                     Vice Chair
Craig H Larson                        Treasurer
Lance LeComb                         Secretary
Leona Lucas
Essence Owens
Jose A Pineda                           Chair

The Board of Directors typically meets on the fourth Thursday of the month.  The calendar of meetings and additional Board information can be found on the Confluence website.

The Board is responsible for approving the annual budget, approving monthly financial statements and expenditures, approving school policies, and monitoring the performance of the school on an ongoing basis.

Board members also serve on subcommittees (such as Finance) that meet between board meetings.


A charter school must operate in a fiscally sound manner.  The State of Missouri requires that a charter school maintain at least a 3% fund balance.  Additionally, a charter school must use standard accounting practices and have adequate internal controls in all financial and procurement procedures.

Confluence Academies complies with these requirements.  Links to the current Audit and Annual Secretary of the Board Report are provided below.

Current Audit      (Powerpoint Presentation)

Annual Secretary of the Board Report


Charter schools operate under a charter, or agreement, that details their program and expected outcomes.  Following are links to the charter and other documents under which Confluence Academies operates.

Confluence Charter (2018)

Articles of Incorporation


Performance Contract