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Board Meeting Agenda - Nov. 15

posted Nov 10, 2016, 7:03 AM by ISD Communications   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 2:00 AM by Suzanne WARDINI ]

Dear ISD Community, 

I am pleased to be writing to you in my first month as Chair of the ISD Board of Trustees and would like to begin by thanking Jennifer Grant for her tremendous leadership as the immediate past Chair. Jennifer remains as a valued Trustee on the Board, but is stepping down from the role of Chair as she will be out of Dakar for 3 months.

The Trustees are a committed and enthusiastic group of parents and legal guardians of ISD students who volunteer their time in this governance role for the school. Please do feel free to talk with us or contact us at if you have a question, concern or are interested in learning how parents can be involved on Board committees.
Current Trustees are:
Marie Blanchard, Thiaba Camara Sy, Jennifer Davis, James Garry, Louisa Gibbs, Jennifer Grant, Papa Ndiaye, Linda Percy and Jonathan Scott.

The ISD Board of Trustees will hold its November monthly meeting on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 at 6.00pm, in the ISD Conference room (top floor, ISD Admin building). Refreshments are served at 5:30pm.

ISD Board meetings are open to all ISD parents and faculty, who may attend as observers. Below is the Agenda for the meeting.

Louisa Gibbs, Chair, ISD Board of Trustees

ISD School Board Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

6.00 pm, ISD Conference Room

I. Welcome and articulation of ISD’s Guiding Statements (6:00 – 6:05)
  1. Public comment (6:05 – 6:15)

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

III. Consent Agenda (6:15 – 6:20)

Items to be approved by general consensus can be removed from consent agenda by any one member of the board.

  1. Minutes approval

  2. School Reports (Director, Admissions  and Principals)

  3. Committee Reports (B&G, Finance and G & D/Policy)

IV. Educational Program Update (6:20 – 6:35)

  1. Report on Director’s morning coffee presentation  (Alan Knobloch)

V. Reports by representatives (6:35 – 6:40)

As needed, verbal reports (total 5 minutes)

  1. US Ambassador’s Representative (Jenna Diallo)

  2. Faculty Representative (Sandra Goldsborough)

VI. Discussion Items (6:40 – 7:45)

(Trustees, Director and assigned presenters; total 65 mins)

  1. Review of 2017-2018 school calendar (Alan Knobloch; 10 min)

  2. Proposed 2018-2019 school calendar, 1st reading (Alan Knobloch; 20 min)

FAQ Calendars

  1. Budget for Gym Conversion, 2nd reading  (Alan Knobloch; 10 min)

  2. 2017/2018 Budget - Exchange Rate  (Alan Knobloch; 10 min)

  3. 2017/2018 Budget -  Compensation Package (Alan Knobloch; 15 min)

VII. Decision Items (7:45– 7:55)

  1. Motion to approve - budget for gym conversion

  2. Motion to approve -  compensation plan (components included in Five-Year Compensation Plan)

  3. Motion to approve - 2017/2018 Calendar

VIII.   Meeting evaluation (7:55 - 8:00)

IX.   Schedule for next meetings; planning reminders (8:00 - 8:05)

Committee meetings, schedule for next month