New Faces on the ISD Board and January Meeting Agenda



In December we farewelled long serving trustee, Jennifer Grant. To fill the vacancy, the Board has appointed Anne Lande Peters. Many of you will know Anne as an active member if our school community, with three children at the school. We are delighted that Anne will bring her experience and skill to support our ISD's governance.


We have also welcomed three parent experts to join our Board Committees. Thank you to Dan Holmes (Buildings and Grounds Committee) and StephaneCalvin Roseberg and Maite de Muller (Policy Committee) who are volunteering their time to assist with some of the Board's important work on the construction of the Performing Arts Centre and Gym, and the mid-term evaluation of ISD's strategic plan.


The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday 18 January at 6.00 pm (refreshments served from 5.30 pm).


Please find the agenda below. Parents of current students and faculty are most welcome to attend as observers.


ISD School Board Meeting Agenda

January 18, 2018, 6:00 pm, Conference Room


I. ​Articulation of ISD’s Guiding Statements

II. ​Public comment (6:00 pm – 6:05 pm)

Opportunity for non-Board member to address Board if requested.

III. ​Consent Agenda (6:05 pm – 6:15 pm)

A. Minutes approval - December 2017 B. School Reports (Director and Principals) C. Committee Reports (B&G, Finance, G&D, and Policy)

IV.​ Educational Program Update (6:15 pm – 6:30 pm)

A. Results of Student Feedback to Teachers - Alan Knobloch

V.​Reports by representatives (6:30 pm – 6:35 pm)

A. US Ambassador’s Representative (Eric Davis) B. Faculty Representative (Catharina Gress-Wright)

VI. ​Discussion Items (6:35 pm – 8:00 pm)

A. Update on contract with selected vendors (PAC construction) (Alan Knobloch; 20 mins)

B. 2018-2019 Budget book (Alan Knobloch; 20 mins)

C. Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 length of day and tuition levels(Alan Knobloch; 15 mins)

D. Staff loan (Alan Knobloch; 10 mins)

E. Policy Changes – Third Reading (Jennifer Davis; 10mins) - Proposed changes and/or additions to: 1. Policy 3032 – Staff Housing Policy

F. Policy Changes – First Reading (Jennifer Davis; 10mins)

- Proposed changes and/or additions to: 1. Policy 3000.1 - Safe Workplace, Harassment Prevention Policy

VII. ​Decision Items (8:00 pm – 8:10 pm)

A. Contract with selected vendors (PAC construction) B. Staff Loan C. Policy Changes 1. Policy 3032 – Staff Housing Policy

VIII. ​Meeting evaluation (8:10 pm – 8:15 pm)

IX. ​Schedule for next meetings; planning reminders (8:15 - 8:20 pm)

Committee meetings, schedule for next month



The Board can be contacted via our email address: boardbox@isd.sn.

Kind regards,

Louisa Gibbs

Chair, ISD board of trustees

The International School of Dakar

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