Board of Trustees
The Carden Arbor View School Board of Trustees is the school's fiduciary and guardian of the mission statement. In this role, the Board is the governing body of Carden Arbor View School. It is not involved in the day-to-day business and management of the school, but oversees that the school adheres to the Carden Arbor View School Mission.
Board of Trustees Members
The Board hires and supports the Head of School and is also responsible for the Head of School's yearly evaluation. The Board has strict bylaws that it must adhere to; these bylaws are the procedures by which the trustees govern the school.
Board meetings are open and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. During executive sessions, confidential matters of the school are addressed and therefore do not include staff, faculty, or visitors.
The Carden Arbor View School Board of Trustees meetings are attended by the Head of School, Director of Business Services, Director of Advancement, and Faculty Representative. Together, this group attends and participates in board meetings, but does not have voting privileges.
The executive committee of the Board includes the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This committee does not have policy-making authority, but meets with the Head of School as necessary.
The Board organizes various committees to focus on specific tasks. For specific information about joining a committee or task force, please speak with the Head of School.
On average, trustees commit about 10 hours per month addressing school matters, including attending meetings, committee work and preparing for meetings. A trustee's term commitment is for 3 years and a trustee may serve for two consecutive terms. All trustees are expected to participate in the Arbor View Annual Fund and other fund raisers to demonstrate leadership and support these activities.
Trustees are nominated to their roles based on a number of factors including their area of expertise, grade level representation, leadership ability, and skill and commitment to the school and its mission. Potential trustees are usually identified as a result of their work and interest in the various school committees. Committee experience helps prepare the potential trustee in understanding the school to help implement its goals and objectives. According to the bylaws, potential trustees must serve one year on a CAVS committee or two years on an external board in order to be eligible to serve as a CAVS trustee.