2006-17 Board Meeting Summaries
The Board reflected on feedback from the recent State of the School presentation. The administration reviewed a draft dashboard for measurement of the program and preliminary admission numbers for 2017-18. The Board voted to reduce the scope of the outdoor improvement on the Alcatraz campus. A presentation was made about options for the school to buy out its partner’s interest in the San Pablo campus. A vote will happen in an upcoming meeting. The Board began a long-term strategic planning project that will take place over the next several meetings, setting the stage for a future strategic plan.
There was no board meeting in January as board members helped create and deliver the State of the School meeting.
The Board members made fundraising phone calls to remind the community about the Annual Fund. A new framework for Board goals was shared. A new Advancement Director, Karen Hayes, has been hired and will start in 2017. The Auditor’s report was approved. The preliminary 2017-18 budget and tuition levels were approved. The group discussed a draft slate of new Board candidates for 2017-18.
The January board meeting will be cancelled and Board members will be attending the State of School presentation. The Head of School presented background on the evaluation procedures and practices of the faculty. A motion was approved for a new financial line of credit. A motion was approved to move forward with the Alcatraz campus Outdoor improvement project. The Board discussed upcoming steps related to the newly formed faculty union.
The Director of Admissions reviewed admission metrics including applicants, admissions and attrition over time, and goals for the 2016-17 admission season. The group discussed the upcoming vote to organize at the school. Representatives from Buildings & Grounds reviewed a plan to upgrade the Alcatraz campus outdoor and play space. A motion was approved to spend additional, budgeted funds to further investigate this project.
The first Board meeting of the year was packed with a full agenda, completing several things that were started during the 2015-16 school year. Advancement presented metrics from fundraising efforts from the past year and an outline of the current year’s plan and important dates. The Head of School reviewed the goals for him and his team for the year. The 2016-17 budget was approved. Board bylaws were amended to approve an increase of size from 13-21 members to a new size of 18-24 members.