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Financial Oversight Committee

The Financial Oversight Committee is an independent body governed by bylaws with the mission to monitor spending in relationship to the budget while providing a public forum to discuss all topics related to school finance. The information is then shared with the Board of Directors and all interested stakeholders.
*** Bi-monthly meetings are conducted in the School’s Board Room

Committee Members

  • Parent Representative / Finance Director: Kellie Cruz
  • Community Representative: Lucy Li
  • DDOE Representative: Richard Riggs
  • Chief Executive Officer: Margie Lopez Waite
  • Chief Operating Officer: Greg Panchisin
  • LAAA Teacher Representative: Nicole Florian
  • ADCO Board of Directors Representative: Anas Ben Addi

Citizen Budget Oversight Committee Application


All vacancies on the Committee shall be filled in conformity with statute and regulations promulgated by the DDOE thereunder. The request for Committee membership shall be posted for at least fifteen (15) working days on the website established by the Committee and at the main entrance of the School. Application for the Committee will be the application form developed and approved by the DDOE. Applicant information required may include, but not be limited to: identification of conflict of interest (disqualifying event), educational background, experience and a statement of interest for participation on the Committee.
Questions about the Las Américas ASPIRA Academy Charter School’s reports or any other Financial Oversight Committee matters may be directed to Greg Panchisin (

Upcoming Events

Meetings are bi-monthly and open to the public and held in the ASPIRA Academy Board Room on the third Monday of every other month starting at 6:00 PM (unless otherwise noted on the school calendar).

FOC Meetings

02/16/22 @ 6pm – Zoom Meeting – See Agenda for Link

04/11/22 @ 6pm – Zoom Meeting – See Agenda for Link – Did not have Quorum

06/13/22 @ 6pm – Zoom Meeting – See Agenda for Link

08/15/22 @ 6pm – Zoom Meeting – See Agenda for Link

10/17/22 @ 6pm – Zoom Meeting – See Agenda for Link

12/19/22 @ 6pm – Zoom Meeting – See Agenda for Link

02/15/23 @ 6pm – Zoom Meeting – See Agenda for Link

04/17/23 @ 6pm – Zoom Meeting – See Agenda for Link

06/14/23 @ 6pm – Zoom Meeting – See Agenda for Link