The Board of Colegio Maya is composed of nine people elected for two-year terms by and from the members of the Association of Colegio Maya, at its annual meeting. All parents or guardians of students enrolled at the school are members of the Association and are eligible to be elected.
The Board elects its own officers each year. These are the President (who acts as the legal representative under Guatemalan law), Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. The Board has two Standing Committees – Finance and Governance & Policy. Other committees and task forces may be created as needed.
What does it do?
The Board is empowered to act as one body to govern the school in the best interest of all members. Individual Board members do not have the authority to act on their own and when not in Board meetings are ordinary parents.
The Board’s role is to govern, not administer, the school. Its main role is to set policies that govern the school, provide long term planning and direction, and oversee the budget to ensure financial accountability. The Board appoints and supervises the Director, to whom it delegates the authority to operate the school and to appoint and supervise teachers and other staff.
What are the duties of a Board member?
A Board member is expected to participate actively and openly in decision-making at the monthly Board meetings. In addition, it is expected that each Board member will participate in one committee that meets monthly. The minimum expected commitment is two meetings per month; however, some Board members are involved in more than one committee and also take on other projects from time to time.
Contacting the Board:
The standard communication protocol is to contact the staff member directly about any issue, if further action is required please contact a divisional principal. If still further action is required please contact the director followed by a board member as required. Agenda items for board meetings must be submitted to this address 3 days prior to the board meeting.
If you wish to contact the board please email email@example.com.