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posted Apr 7, 2017, 5:02 AM by Marieme ‎(RCPT)‎ MBAYE   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 9:41 AM ]


Dear ISD Community,

The flags along the fence line this week remind me just what a special international community we have here at ISD.

Along with all the activities for World Cultural Month, the Board of Trustees has a busy schedule in April: 

  • Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 20 April and I encourage you all to come along (you will receive a special communication about this event). 
  • Before then, all parents / legal guardians of current students and faculty will be receiving an invitation to vote in the Trustee elections. We need 25% of you to vote in order to reach quorum, so I very much encourage you to have your say through this election process. 
  • We will also be participating in a number of meetings with the Accreditation Team that is visiting the school in late April, as part of the school’s periodic accreditation with Middle States Association and the Council of International Schools. 
However, first on our agenda is our regular April monthly board meeting. It will be held in the Conference Room in the Administration Building at 6.00 pm next Tuesday 11 April 2017, with refreshments served from 5.30 pm. You are welcome to attend as an observer – please see the agenda below.

I. Welcome and articulation of the ISD Guiding Statements (6:00 – 6:05)

II. Public comment (6:05 – 6:15)
Opportunity for non-Board member to address Board if requested.
There has been a request from a parent to address the Board.

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.
    A. Minutes approval
    B. School Reports: (Director, Admissions Coordinator, Business Manager, Elementary School Principal, and Secondary School Principal)
    C. Committee Reports (Finance, G&D/P, Building and Grounds)

IV. Educational Program Update (6:20 – 6:40)
Class of 2017 Presentation from two graduating students

V. Reports by representatives (6:40 – 6:45)
    A. US Ambassador’s Representative (Jenna Diallo)
    B. Faculty Representative (Sandra Goldsborough)

VI. Discussion Items (6:45 - 7:45)
    A. Policy development and changes – First readings (Alan Knobloch / James Garry):
            a. Child Protection
            b. Harassment and Student Probation
            c. Board Obligations to staff
    B. Recruitment Strategy and Succession Plan (James Garry)
    C. Summary of the findings of the accreditation self-study and how these fit with the ISD Strategic Plan (Alan             Knobloch)
    D. Summary of results from parent and student surveys (Alan Knobloch)
    E. Increase the school day of Pre-K 4 to a full day (Alan Knobloch)
    F. AGM planning (Louisa Gibbs)

VII. Decision Items
There are no decision items.

VIII. Meeting evaluation (7:45 -7:50)


IX. Schedule for next meetings; planning reminders (7:50 - 8:00)
Committee meetings, schedule for next month

As always, you can contact the Board via our email address: boardbox@isd.sn.

Kind regards,

Louisa Gibbs
Chair, ISD Board of Trustees
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