The Board of Trustees at Explorer West Middle School is always actively recruiting for qualified candidates to consider service on the Board and support the mission of the school. We seek to sustain and grow a strategic, diverse, and passionate Board of Trustees.
Role of the Board of Trustees
Each year the Board oversees several important tasks, including approval of the annual operating budget, determination of the School’s tuition, strategic planning, oversight of facilities, stewardship of fund development, the approval of the Head of School (HOS) goals and the evaluation of the HOS.
The Explorer West School Board is comprised of a maximum of 15 elected Trustees along with the Head of School and the Director of Finance and Operations. The Board is comprised of:
- Parents and caregivers of current and alumni students
- Other qualified individuals with skills the Board is seeking to benefit from.
Board members attend monthly Board meetings during the school year, attend one annual meeting and retreat, actively serve on at least one Board committee, and are asked to participate in several school events. The time commitment generally runs between 2 - 5 hours per month.
Strategic Skill Sets – Currently Recruiting
Each year the Board completes an assessment of skills and qualifications of current Trustees to determine where gaps exist. As is the case across all aspects of our work, we are interested in the diversity of the Board to be more reflective of our commitment to a more diverse student and parent community at Explorer West. The strategic skill sets and Board perspectives we are prioritizing in our current recruitment efforts include:
- Fundraising / Development
- Multi-Cultural Experience
While prior non-profit board experience is always beneficial, the Board also welcomes appropriate candidates who can bring a fresh perspective to community service. Often, a parent/caregiver seeks to join the Board after having served with the Explorer West Family Network or on an active Board committee.
The following committees currently support the work of the Board:
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
- Finance and Facilities
- Strategic Planning
- Trustees Affairs
If you are interested in learning about Board service, please reach out to Head of School, Barbara Frailey, or our Board President, Carlos Basulto or Chair of our Trustee Affairs committee Deirdre Coleman.
We appreciate your support of Explorer West and volunteering your time and talent in a way that best serves you and the school.
Gratefully yours - Explorer West Board of Trustees