The Foundation’s corporate charter and bylaws provide the operational framework that ensures our school’s character and mission remain safeguarded and perpetuated. Our bylaws are registered with the Protectorado y Registro de Fundaciones de Catalunya and are available upon request. The Board includes up to ten volunteer members chosen to create a mix and balance of backgrounds, skills and perspectives. This includes areas of
- financial management
- marketing and school development
The mix of skills sought on the Board at any time is based on the strategic objectives set by the Foundation. Each member may serve a 3-year term, with a maximum of 3 consecutive terms. The Foundation Board follows a self-perpetuating governance model, acknowledged as best-practice for independent schools by the European Council of Independent Schools (ECIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). It is the governance model at over 90% of US independent, non-profit schools. Our bylaws require that seven of our ten Board members be U.S. citizens, including the Foundation Board President. The process of recruiting volunteers for Board membership is ongoing. It has always been felt that having a parental perspective is very important, so trustees are selected primarily from our parent community. One of the ways to begin to participate in the process is by volunteering on committees.