BSDS, Inc. dba Brookside Charter School
1815 E 63rd St
Kansas City MO 64130
Enter to Learn, Exit to Lead
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 531-2192 2205
Mission Statement
Enter to Learn, Exit to Lead
 
We believe in our students and are committed to providing them with unlimited opportunities.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Roger Offield
Board Chair Mrs. Vickie Miller
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Former Names
Brookside Day School
Brookside Day and Charter School
Brookside Charter School
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Enter to Learn, Exit to Lead
 
We believe in our students and are committed to providing them with unlimited opportunities.
Background Statement
Brookside Charter opened its doors in the 1950s as a private school serving 85 students K-5, and transitioned to a Charter School in 2002.
 
Brookside Charter is unique in a couple of ways. First, we don’t have transportation - we require every parent to come into the building to pick up their children and have a face-to- face conversation with their teacher. Secondly, we are what you might call a mom and pop Charter School. We are not run by a management company, so all budget, curriculum, calendar decisions are determined in-house with the input of our educational community.
 
Brookside Charter School is sponsored by UMKC. We currently have two connected buildings on our campus, one is the elementary school and one is the middle school, with the capacity to educate a total of 600 students, grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.
 
We have tried to create a traditional elementary and middle school experience, by offering the basic core classes of ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. Elementary students are introduced to electives such as P.E., Music, Art, STEM, and Computer classes. Our middle school students have the option of taking Vocal Music, Drumline, Foreign Language, Art, STEM, Computers, and P.E. Middle school students are also encouraged to apply for Leadership Job positions.
 
The theme at Brookside Charter is LEADERSHIP. Leadership is reinforced with Stephen Covey’s “The Leader In Me”, which is based on his Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader In Me program is all about instilling accountability and ownership for the individual student. Starting in Kindergarten, our students are taught life skills and are held accountable for their learning and behavior.
 
At Brookside Charter, we use the analogy of a tripod to represent successful students. One leg is the student, one leg is the home, and one leg is the school. At Brookside Charter, we offer student and staff supports to create a safety net to prevent any student or staff member from failing.
 
Here at Brookside Charter we focus on preparing students for the next level. In kindergarten the focus is preparing students for first grade. Our middle school students are continually working toward preparation to be successful in any high school, public or private. 
 
Enter to Learn, Exit to Lead is the motto for Brookside Charter School.
Impact Statement Brookside Charter school is a Leader in Me School that teaches and implements the 7 Habits to ensure students feel empowered in their daily lives. Students are critical thinkers that are not afraid of failure, because they learn from their strengths and weaknesses. The caring staff create a safe environment where learning is student centered. Educators collaborate to deliver quality instruction that drives academic excellence. Families work side by side with staff to prepare leaders for today’s society.
Needs Statement
1. Chromebook carts - $40,000
2. Early Childhood curriculum and materials - $50,000
3. Curriculum - Lexia Learning and Eureka Math - $25,000
4. Extended care and tutoring staff - $95,000
5. Student activities and athletics - $20,000
Service Categories
Charter Schools
Elementary & Secondary Schools
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
Programs
Description
Early childhood education encompasses many facets. Brookside Charter’s approach is to provide opportunities for both students and families. Early childhood programs have a long-term impact on the trajectory of a child’s education. Our students show more academic success the longer they are with us. To give our 2017-2018 kindergarteners a strong foundation, we opened a Pre-K for 15-20 students in January, 2017. As these early learners begin to excel in primary grades, we plan to offer enrichment programs to push them beyond grade-level expectations.
 
Families and communities also benefit from early childhood programs. We work to empower our families at Brookside Charter. With young children in school, parents benefit from childcare and can pursue a career or continue their own education. Families saving money on childcare has a positive effect on children and the local economy.
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success We began offering Pre-K in January 2017.
Long-Term Success Early childhood programs have a long-term impact on the trajectory of a child’s education. Our students show more academic success the longer they are with us. As these early learners begin to excel in primary grades, we plan to offer enrichment programs to push them beyond grade-level expectations.
Program Success Monitored By We monitor progress based on Pre-K standards and through tracking students through primary grades.
Examples of Program Success We began offering Pre-K in January 2017.
Description
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Science) is a growing program that will benefit our students greatly. STEM teaches skills that use the left side of the brain, focusing on logic, creativity and innovation. Students are extremely engaged in the STEM program which creates a love for learning. We also integrate arts into our STEM program in grades K-1 and will continue that integration one grade-level at a time.
 
The growing number of careers in STEM areas exceeds the quality candidates for those positions. We see this as a formula for opportunity at Brookside Charter. We believe in our students’ creativity and innovation. Tapping into these talents will also give them opportunities for higher education they may not otherwise have.
Category Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), ,
Short-Term Success Students are extremely engaged in the STEM program which creates a love for learning.
Long-Term Success
The growing number of careers in STEM areas exceeds the quality candidates for those positions. We see this as a formula for opportunity at Brookside Charter. We believe in our students’ creativity and innovation. Tapping into these talents will also give them opportunities for higher education they may not otherwise have.
Program Success Monitored By We monitor success by tracking student growth in STE(A)M class and throughout other subjects.
Examples of Program Success Students are more engaged in math and grow in problem solving skills.
Description Our Extended Care staff provides homework help, tutoring, snacks, and technology integration until 6pm. Tutors create personalized lessons for students. We also provide homework help. Data shows that when students start their homework at school, they are more likely to finish at home. We plan to expand Extended Care to school breaks. This helps address “summer slide” - the tendency for students to lose up to two months of achievement gains they made during the school year. The economic impact on families is significant. Many of our families are forced to take off work or pay for childcare every time school is out. Some do not pursue a career that requires full-time commitment because they are needed at home when their child is out of school. Supporting our families is a priority. Giving families a positive childcare option frees them to pursue full-time careers or continue their education. We believe this strengthens our Brookside Charter community and the community as a whole.
Category Education, General/Other Tutorial Programs
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Our students have a safe and positive learning environment after school.
Long-Term Success We see students succeed in the classroom when receiving tutoring. Parents that use extended care are able to pursue education and career options to benefit their family long-term.
Program Success Monitored By We monitor success by tracking student growth while being tutored and in months after tutoring. 
Examples of Program Success
Students are more confident in class after being tutored in targeted skills. Parents have pursued higher education in a variety of programs. 
Description
Brookside Charter School offers a variety of activities and athletics, from Green Club that helps protect our environment to  basketball that teaches our student-athletes accountability and teamwork. Participating in school athletics and activities provides a means for students to engage with their school, increase academic performance, and develop life skills.
 
Brookside Charter believes in preparing our students for the next step. Giving students several opportunities for these activities and athletics gives them experience to be able to pursue high school extra-curricular activities.
 
We offer the following activities and athletics:
  • Drumline
  • Volleyball
  • Spirit Squad
  • Vocal Music
  • Boys basketball
  • Bitty Ball (K-2)
  • Green Club
  • Girls Basketball
  • Track & field
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Activities
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), ,
Short-Term Success We see a change in our students when they participate during the season – a tangible change in behavior, increase in academics, and improved attendance.
Long-Term Success
Brookside Charter student athletes are students first, and athletes second. Students learn life skills such as time management, teamwork and accountability.
Program Success Monitored By
We monitor success in a few ways. We look at students' physical health, grades, attendance, and track our students to see their high school success as well.
Examples of Program Success Participants' grades and attendance have increased. Several students are showing stronger time management skills.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Roger Offield
Term Start Aug 2015
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Millie Krna Sept 2000 -
Senior Staff
Title Elementary Principal
Title Elementary Asst. Principal
Title Middle School Principal
Title Middle School Asst. Principal
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 94
Paid Part-Time Staff 4
Volunteers 0
Paid Contractors 0
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 36
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 58
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 72
Male 22
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
  • The University of Missouri at Kansas City is the sponsor of Brookside’s charter. Their role is advisement and oversight for accountability. 
  • DESE: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • MCPSA: Missouri Charter Public School Association 
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Vickie Miller
Term June 2016 to May 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Kiva Dennis
Mr. Larry Ehren
Mr. Kraig Kohring
Mr. Jason LaSalle
Mrs. Vickie Miller
Mr. Eric Sipes
Ms. Sherry Twyman Retired Teacher
Mr. Koji Watanabe Commerce Bank
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Academic Affairs
Finance
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr Paul Greenwood Edops
Mr. Jim Stacy
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $7,770,999
Projected Expenses $8,090,782
Spending Policy Percentage
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$417,601$162,000$224,289
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$7,013,178$6,357,081$5,542,511
Investment Income, Net of Losses$14,946$12,479($2,005,806)
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events($3,198)($2,857)$8,395
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$5,539,713$4,415,003$3,972,167
Administration Expense$1,218,398$999,967$1,205,416
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.101.210.73
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%82%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$5,765,004$4,948,953$3,776,321
Current Assets$5,455,552$4,836,280$3,742,381
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$622,694$491,059$432,160
Total Net Assets$5,142,310$4,457,894$3,344,161
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8.769.858.66
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Name BSDS, Inc. dba Brookside Charter School
Address 1815 E 63rd St
Kansas City, MO 64130
Primary Phone (816) 531-21922205
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Roger Offield
Board Chair Mrs. Vickie Miller
Year of Incorporation 1999
Former Names
Brookside Day School
Brookside Day and Charter School
Brookside Charter School