董事會 / The Board

NWCS Board Duties and Responsibilities

(1/16/2006)

Overview (Mission statement)

The Northern Westchester Chinese School (NWCS) is a non-sectarian, non-political and non-profit organization. The Board is the sole governing body of NWCS and the directors of the Board are elected by the parent members. The Board will discharge its duties in accordance to the NWCS By-law. The Board directors, in good faith, will utilize diligence and care, to ensure the programs and services are run with legal and ethical integrity and in the best interest of its members. The Board directors shall encourage greater interactions within and outside NWCS to achieve better communication among members and higher visibility in the community. The Board shall have dual roles to lead and serve the NWCS: one is to establish the governing rules and the other is to monitor the execution of those rules. This Operating Manual is intended as guidance to the Board and its directors, and hence includes the duties and responsibilities of the Board directors, the structure of committees, procedures of Board meeting, and guidelines for the School rules

  1. Duties and Responsibilities of Board Directors:
    1. Review school financial status at least once per semester and two weeks before the General Meeting
    2. Make decisions in major purchases and expenses
    3. Authorize School reserve and other specific funds and their usage
    4. Review and approve expense reimbursement rules and limits for the School personnel (details of dollar amounts are in the School Operating Manual)
    5. Establish school policies, rules, class structure, and curriculum
    6. Prepare and propose amendment of School By-law to the General Meeting for voting
    7. Solicit and recommend to the General Meetings candidates for new Board directors and School officers
    8. Determine the level of compensation for the school personnel
    9. Recommend and organize committees to study and work on diverse issues to strengthen and enhance the goals of the organization. Guidelines for the Committees are incorporated in Section 3. Each and every committee will be responsible for their respective studies and recommendations to the Board.
    10. Confirm and approve NWCS scholarship awards to outstanding students
    11. Review and decide on teacher and staff dismissals based on the Principal’s recommendations
    12. Investigate and rule on unexpected events and issues
    13. Participate in the overall personnel and operational activities of the school and have the rights to enquire all school activities
    14. Ensure the School policy and rules are observed and implemented uniformly and consistently over years
    15. Archive all relevant financial and academic documents

  • Chair of the Board
    1. Elected by the Board members, one-year term. Can be re-elected for one more term.
    2. Oversees and coordinates the activities of the committees
    3. Calls and conducts Board meetings (at least once a month during school year and more when needed; Board members should be notified of any meeting at least three days in advance.)
    4. Works with the Principal to prepare the General Meetings (once a semester; meeting notice should be sent out to parent members two weeks in advance.)
    5. Works with the Principal to maintain good relations and communications with host school and other organizations
    6. Responsible for initiating and coordinating special Board meetings for official responses to, any significant events or issues that require the decision of the Board
    7. Conducts Teacher/Staff appreciation events Provides a smooth transition between outgoing and incoming Principal

  • Committees and their Tasks
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