Consider your willingness to meet these responsibilities:
□ Educate myself about the school, its history and goals, its strengths and weaknesses, and the people we serve.
□ Stay current with national, state, and local issues that affect the school and the people it serves.
□ Educate myself on the roles and responsibilities of the full board, as well as for individual board members.
2. Attendance & Participation:
□ Attend all regular meetings of the Board of Trustees. See Schedule of Meetings.
□ Make a best effort to attend all special meetings of the BoT.
□ Review the meeting agenda and come prepared for discussion.
□ Serve on at least one committee.
□ Encourage parent involvement on committees, when advisable.
□ Consider taking on the position of chairperson.
□ If the chairperson of a committee, have a prepared report ready.
□ Understand the issues before voting.
□ Be an active participant in the school’s activities.
□ Be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic supporter of the school.
□ Be an advocate of the school.
□ Participate in discussions at board and committee meetings.
□ Recognize that I am a member of a board and administrator team.
3. Commitment to Fundraising:
□ Make personal donations of either time or money.
□ Invite others to donate. □ Involvement with our Annual Fundraising Plan.
□ Attend functions hosted by the association or school.
4. Trustee Conduct and Duties:
□ Conduct yourself in a manner that will maintain the good reputation of WMA.
□ Be familiar with the Code of Regulations, Parent Handbook, and pertinent policies.
□ Understand your fiduciary obligations/duties: Care, Loyalty, Compliance, and Accounts.
5. Time Commitment
□ Attend board orientation and board education sessions.
□ Attend board meetings, committee meetings, and school events and activities.
□ Perform assigned work before meetings, which includes reading the meeting agenda and support materials.
6. Constraints and Limitations
□ Support board decisions once they are made, even if I voted against a specific action.
□ Avoid conflicts
□ Share your network when applicable.
□ Invite others to learn about our school.