Board of Trustees

As a non-profit independent school, Meridian School is governed by a Board of Trustees whose members serve the School on a voluntary basis.

 

The Board of Trustees is responsible for:

  • Assuring the relevance and fulfillment of the School’s mission
  • Hiring, supporting and evaluating the Head of School
  • Maintaining the financial sustainability of the School

The Board is responsible for the Head of School and its primary work is long-term and strategic. The Head of School, in partnership with School administration, is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the School. Board meetings are held on a regular basis throughout the academic year.

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Meridian School Board, October 2016

The Board maintains a number of standing committees, on which parents and community members with relevant expertise serve.

The Committee on Trustees determines and evaluates the composition of the Board and its leadership, takes responsibility for policy and by-laws, and leads the ongoing effort to support the growth and development of the Board and its individual members.

The Development Committee oversees all fundraising activities of the school, both long-range and annual, and oversees the advancement of the school into the broader community.

The Equity & Inclusion Committee provides leadership and guidance in developing an inclusive and welcoming learning and working environment and oversees the implementation of the Board’s vision for diversity.

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Board Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Head of School. It serves as a sounding board for the Head, and addresses, on behalf of the Board, issues requiring urgent attention between meetings.

The Facilities Committee develops and executes short and long-term plans related to the construction, lease, repair, and maintenance of the physical plant.

The Finance Committee develops the long-range financial plan and yearly operational budget of the school, and oversees investments, audits, and financial policies of the school.