Who Are the ACS Trustees?
Almaden Country School's Board of Trustees consists of volunteer members, including current parents, alumni parents and friends of the school.
The Role of the ACS Board of Trustees
The ACS Board has three very specific strategic responsibilities:
- Keeping the ACS mission “in trust” through its fiduciary duty to the school’s long-term financial health. This includes approving the annual operating budget, setting tuition, establishing spending and investment policy, and leading in school fundraising activities.
- Hiring, supporting and evaluating the Head of School.
- Collaborating with the Head of School in strategic planning.
Trustees are not involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, which the Board delegates to the Head of School and his administrative team. While the ACS Board of Trustees includes current parents among its membership, it functions independently of the parent community and does not serve to represent the interests or issues of ACS parents.
The ACS Board meets eight times annually with subcommittees meeting more frequently. Subcommittees include: Finance, Development, Marketing and the Committee on Trustees.
Trustee Selection, Officers and Terms
As with the majority of nonprofit independent schools, the ACS board is self-perpetuating, meaning that it selects its own replacements when members rotate off the board. The Board’s Committee on Trustees is charged with identification and recruitment of new trustees as vacancies occur from time to time. The Committee looks for individuals whose background and skill set complement the group’s profile and who can help the board meet its strategic goals.
Voting trustees serve renewable three-year terms and elect officers by quorum majority on an as-needed basis. Officers include the Board chairman and vice-chairman.
For more information about the ACS Board of Trustees, contact Head of School Dr. Olaf Jorgenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.