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Defining Trustee Due Diligence: A Checklist

Board of Trustees ● March 8, 2020

Charge your Committee on Trustees with the review and revision of this Due Diligence Checklist for approval by the full Board. The checklist, as amended to suit your Board, can become a living document to help maintain your Board’s strategic function and achievement of strategic goals.

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Just What Are the Board’s Major Responsibilities?

Board of Trustees ● March 1, 2020

No matter how conscientious and well-intentioned, Trustees (and the Board as a whole) must continually guard against involvement in day-to-day school management. When the Board allows its responsibilities to cross over into the school’s operating plane, it creates a major obstacle to building and upholding a healthy, harmonious Board-Head relationship.

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Three Ways Not to Announce a New Schedule

Academic Leadership ● February 23, 2020

The research has been completed and your school’s new schedule has been designed. Now the chance announcement is on the horizon. How you announce it could make or break your community’s reception. We have broken down three key errors to avoid when making such an announcement.

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Recruiting Board Members? Don’t Overlook Experienced Trustees

Board of Trustees ● February 23, 2020

As Chair of the Committee on Trustees, you have worked with your fellow Board members to complete the Board’s profile, identifying the skills and experience needed to bring the next stage of the school’s strategic plan to fruition. Now it’s time to determine who can best fill those roles. Sc...

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Building a Safer School

Business and Operations ● February 23, 2020

Creating a safer school requires a holistic and intentional effort on the part of the school-wide community to identify risk in multiple areas; essentially creating a risk inventory. This work is then followed by the creation of processes and procedures to both mitigate, and where possible, prevent untoward events from occurring in the first place.

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