Richard Bershtein, President
David Moore, Vice President
Cindy Leffell, Vice President
Glenn Levin, Secretary
Judith Chevalier, Treasurer
Zehra Patwa, At Large Member of Executive Committee
Melinda Agsten, Immediate Past President
Full Board and Bios here
The Executive Committee
includes Board officers and the Head of School. This committee plans each month’s Board agenda. Through its Head Evaluation Sub-Committee, it works with the Head to establish goals, evaluates the Head’s progress in meeting these goals, and recommends the Head’s compensation for Board approval.
The Audit Committee
provides independent oversight of the school’s accounting, financial reporting, and risk control procedures, and retains the school’s independent auditor.
The Buildings and Grounds Committee
is charged with oversight of Foote School’s physical plant and campus planning.
The Development Committee
works with the Director of Development to support Foote School’s fundraising efforts.
The Educational Advisory Committee supports the Head of School by lending perspective on issues of potential strategic significance.
The Finance Committee prepares each year’s operating budget for review and approval by the Board and is charged with general oversight of school finances.
The Governance Committee is charged with oversight of Board governance. This includes periodic review of the bylaws and the Board’s committee structure and recommendation of adjustments as necessary.
The Investment Committee, with Board approval, oversees the management of Foote School’s endowment.
The Association Nominating Committee is composed of three directors, three non-director parents who are elected annually in the fall, and the Board President, serving ex-officio. This committee identifies nominees for open Board director positions and presents them to the Association for approval at the Annual Meeting in the spring.
Ad Hoc Committees:
Building – focused on the science and technology building project
Campaign – focused on the successful completion of the capital campaign
What is The Foote School Association?
The Foote School Association (FSA) is a nonprofit corporation that operates under the direction of the Foote School Board of Directors
. Any parent or guardian of a child attending Foote School is a member of the Association.
What are the Board's responsibilities?
Primary responsibilities of the Foote School Board of Directors include appointment, evaluation, and support of the Head of School; provision of strategic vision and direction; financial stewardship; and oversight of the physical plant.
Who serves on the Board of Directors?
The Board is composed of up to 20 elected directors and the President or Co-Presidents of the Parent Teacher Council, who serve ex-officio with the right to vote. In addition, directors who have reached the end of their elected terms and are officers may also serve ex-officio with the right to vote. The Head of School is an ex-officio non-voting member of the Board. The Business Manager and Director of Development attend meetings at the discretion of the Head of School and the Board.
Directors are elected by members of the Foote School Association at the Annual Meeting of the corporation, usually held in May. In accordance with the bylaws, at least two-thirds of the elected directors are parents or guardians of current students, and therefore members of the Association. Directors are elected for staggered four-year terms.
How often does the Board meet?
The Foote School Board meets monthly throughout the school year, with executive sessions as called. However, much of the work of the Board is done by committees, which meet on varying schedules.
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