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Notes from September Board Meeting

posted Sep 23, 2016, 5:29 AM by ISD Communications   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 6:08 AM ]

At its first meeting of the school year earlier this week, the ISD Board of Trustees confirmed and adopted its goals for 2016-17. This year, the Board will focus on three goals. They are the following:

ISD Board Goals for 2016-2017 

1. Approve a 10 year Master Campus Plan including the five year financial plan for phases 1 (PAC), 2 (New Gym), and 3 (Gym Classroom Conversion).
2. Develop a recruitment strategy and sustainable succession plan for the ISD Board of Trustees and present it to the Board by May 2017.
3. Support ISD’s reaccreditation process.

ISD Board Committees for 2016-2017 

To achieve its goals, the Board works through committees.

2016-2017 Board Committees are:
1. Finance Committee, chaired by Thiaba Camara Sy (Board Treasurer)
2. Building & Grounds Committee, chaired by Alan Knobloch (Director)
3. Governance & Development & Policy Committee, chaired by Louisa Gibbs (Board Secretary)

Parent experts needed! 

At ISD, we are lucky to have a community of parents with very diverse backgrounds, talents and skills. The Board would very much like to benefit from these experiences and competencies. We would like to call on parents to contribute their expertise to the ISD Board by joining a Board committee as a parent expert. Parents with:
- expertise in finance, financial analysis, accounting, please consider joining the Finance committee,
- expertise in construction and/or prior experience in construction in Senegal, please consider joining the Building & Grounds committee,
- prior experience on international or independent school boards, please consider joining the Governance & Development and Policy committee.

A parent expert on a committee is not required to attend Board meetings or to fulfill Board duties. Committee workload is one meeting per month, plus research that may be required of members as needed.

If you are interested in sitting on a Board committee or would like additional information, please contact Louisa Gibbs, Board Secretary, at We look forward to hearing from you.

Wishing you a very good weekend,
Jennifer Grant, Chair, ISD Board of Trustees