Board of Trustees
About Gateway School's Board of Trustees
Gateway School is led by its Board of Trustees and Head of School, who have distinct responsibilities, and who work collaboratively to achieve the school’s mission and goals. The all-volunteer Board of Trustees ranges in size from 12-25 members. The trustees are current and alumni parents, alumni, and community members. Trustees are elected to renewable three-year terms. The Head of School and a faculty representative attend all monthly Board meetings and serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the Board.
The role of the Board of Trustees is to be the “keepers of Gateway's Mission.” Specifically, the Board’s responsibilities include ensuring the school's financial health, managing long-term strategic planning, fundraising, assisting with public and community relations, and the hiring, support, and annual evaluation of the Head of School. Trustees are not involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, which the Board delegates to the Head of School.
The work of the Board is done primarily through its robust committee structure. The committees meet monthly. Current committees of the Board are:
- Executive Committee
- Advancement Committee
- Trustee Committee
- Finance Committee
- Head Support and Evaluation Committee
- Facilities Task Force
- Personnel Task Force
Membership on committees and task forces, apart from the Executive Committee and the Trustee Committee, is not limited to trustees.