November Board Meeting Agenda


October 27, 2017--Greetings from the ISD Board of Trustees.

Trustee Position Vacancy Due to a trustee departure in December, the Board is actively seeking candidates to be considered for appointment to the Board. Appointed trustees serve until the next election period and then run for election.

The ISD Board of Trustees is a collegial group that works collectively, in close collaboration with the school Director and Principals, to promote ISD’s mission, planning, and future development. Trustees are parents elected by members of the ISD Association (parents, faculty and school Director) for a two-year term.

Individual trustees contribute their experience, time, and talents while working as a team with other Board members. Trustees attend one monthly board meeting and one to two monthly committee meetings, board governance orientation, as well as an annual retreat for training and yearly goal setting.  If you would like to be considered for the Board appointment, please send a brief statement of interest and your CV to ISD Board Secretary Jonathan Scott at Boardbox@isd.sn.  You are also strongly encouraged to attend the next Board meeting on November 2 to observe the Board in action.

Next Board Meeting: November 2 Our next Board meeting will be held on Thursday 2 November at 6.00 pm (refreshments served from 5.30 pm) in the Admin Conference Room. Parents of current students and faculty are welcome to attend as observers.  

ISD School Board Meeting Agenda November 2, 2017 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)         Items to be approved by general consensus can be removed from consent agenda by any one member of the board. A. Minutes approval  - October 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. Theory of Knowledge  - Student Presentation

V. Reports by representatives (6:30 pm – 6:35 pm)         As needed, oral reports (total 5 minutes) A. US Ambassador’s Representative (Eric Davis) B. Faculty Representative (Catharina Gress-Wright)

VI. Discussion Items (6:35 pm – 8:05 pm)         (Trustees, Director and assigned presenters; 90 total  mins) A. Middle Years Program (Alan; 10 mins)

B. Policy Changes – Second Reading (Jennifer Davis; 15 mins)                 - Proposed changes and/or additions to:         1. Policy 5120 - Fiscal Year         2. Policy Crisis Management Plan (New Policy)         3. Policy 5610.7 - Loans to Staff         4. Policy 3013 and 3014 - Tutoring

C.  Policy Changes – First Reading (Jennifer Davis; 20 mins)                 - Proposed changes and/or additions to:         1. Non-Discrimination Hiring         2. Housing Allowance         3. Class Size

D.  Per Student Cost Analysis (Alan; 20 mins)

E.  Staff Compensation 18-19 (Alan; 15 mins)

F.  Review of 2018-2019 School Calendar (Alan; 10 mins)

VII.     Decision Items (8:05 pm – 8:15 pm) A. Middle Years Program

B. Policy Changes                 1. Policy 5120 - Fiscal Year                 2. Policy Crisis Management Plan (New Policy)                 3. Policy 5610.7 - Loans to Staff                 4. Policy 3013 and 3014 - Tutoring

C.  Staff Compensation for 18-19

VIII.      Meeting evaluation (8:15 pm – 8:20 pm)

IX.      Schedule for next meetings; planning reminders (8:20 – 8:25 pm)            Committee meetings, schedule for next month

As always, you are welcome to contact the Board 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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