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September 9, 2016

posted Sep 9, 2016, 9:59 AM by ISD Communications

Dear ISD Community,

During the Board retreat in August, Louisa Gibbs was elected by the trustees to serve as Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Congratulations Louisa!

The 2016-2017 ISD Board of Trustees:



Jennifer Grant


Linda Percy


Thiaba Camara Sy


Louisa Gibbs


James Garry


Jonathan Scott


Marie Blanchard


Papa Ndiaye



Jenna Diallo

U.S. Ambassador’s Representative

Sandra Goldsborough

Faculty Representative


Alan Knobloch, Director


Kelly Chumrau, Elementary Principal


Brad Bell, Secondary Principal


The ISD Board of Trustees will hold its first monthly meeting of the year on Monday 19 September, 2016 at 6.00 pm, in the Conference room (top floor, ISD Admin building).

ISD Board meetings are open to all ISD parents and faculty, who may attend as observers. Below is the Agenda for the September 19 meeting.


Jennifer Grant, Chair, ISD Board of Trustees


ISD School Board Meeting Agenda

Monday 19 September, 2016

6.00 pm, ISD Conference Room


I.               Public comment (6:00 pm – 6:10 pm)

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

II.             Consent Agenda (6:10 pm – 6:20 pm)

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 and Principals)

C.     Board Retreat vote: “Motion adopted that ISD moves from a 2 stream to a 3 stream school. Given the current footprint, ISD’s maximum enrollment will be capped at a 3 stream school.”


III.           Educational Program Update (6:20 pm – 6:40 pm)

A.    State of Education (Alan)


IV.           Reports by representatives (6:40 pm – 6:45 pm)

As needed, verbal reports

A.    US Ambassador’s Representative (Jenna)

B.    Faculty Representative (Sandra)


V.             Discussion Items (6:45 pm – 7:15 pm)

A.    2016-2017 Board Goals (Linda)

B.    Other Retreat business (Linda)

-       Proposed changes and/or additions to:

·       2016-2017 ISD Board Governance agreement

·       2016-2017 Committees

·       Committee terms of reference 


VI.           Decision Items (7.15 pm – 7.20 pm)

A.     Vote on 2016-2017 Goals

B.     Adoption of Board Governance agreement, Committees, Committee terms of reference


VII.         Meeting evaluation (7:20 pm – 7:25 pm) (Louisa)

VIII.       Schedule for next meetings; planning reminders (7:25– 7:30)

Committee meetings, schedule for next month

IX.           Executive session