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Trustee Committees

2017-2018 Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and an At Large member. The committee meets nine times per school year, and is chaired by the President. The Executive Committee reviews upcoming agendas and serves as a sounding board for the Head of School.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is charged with Board education, identification and formal nomination of new Trustees, deciding which specific qualities or skills the Board annually seeks in prospective Trustees, and driving review and connection to the strategic plan.

Head Support and Evaluation Committee

The Head Support and Evaluation Committee meets twice per school year and is responsible for supporting the Head in his work for the school. They gather information, in a variety of ways, about the perceptions of the Head’s performance. The Head submits a comprehensive annual self-evaluation and meets with the committee to discuss the accomplishment of current goals and to set annual goals for the coming year. The committee meets with the full Board in executive session, usually in the spring, to report their findings and recommendations.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee meets monthly throughout the school year, usually one hour before each Board meeting. Monthly statements are reviewed, budgets are created, and general financial information is shared. Creating an endowment and discussing planned giving will be on the committee’s agenda this year.

The Audit Committee is a sub-committee of the Finance Committee.

Building and Grounds

The Building and Grounds Committee consists of interested trustees, and others by invitation of the chair. The committee is charged with reviewing the strategic plan for campus safety, campus maintenance, and opportunities, guidelines, and policies around future land acquisition. The committee will also interact with the construction of the Urban Roof.

Computer Science Committee

The Computer Science Committee membership includes parents, Trustees, and others by invitation of the Chair. The committee will focus on support of technology and Computer Science curriculum at Catherine Cook.

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee concerns itself with aspects of increasing diversity within the school community. Groups within the school community are families, students, employees, and Trustees. Sub-committees this year will be Admission, Program, and Affinity Groups. The Diversity committee meets four times during the school year.

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee meets twice per school year and will be open to current membership, interested Trustees, and others by invitation of the chairs. The committee concerns itself with advertising strategies and branding as they relate to external reputation, internal parent/student satisfaction, and these effects on enrollment trends.

Succession Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

The Succession Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee plans for leadership succession and hiring of key positions.