The Board of Trustees is responsible for managing the affairs of the School. However, consistent with the tradition of independent schools, the functions of the Board of Trustees are somewhat more circumscribed than those of boards of public, parochial, or stockholder-owned private schools. The role of the St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees is (1) to set policy in keeping with the School’s mission and goals, (2) to develop long-range strategic plans for the School, (3) to monitor the School’s performance in meeting the goals, (4) to maintain responsibility for the School’s financial affairs, and (5) to select, evaluate, and dismiss the Head of School.
The essence of the governing principles of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, as with all independent schools, is that, except through the setting and monitoring of policy, the Board of Trustees does not become involved in the selection, evaluation, or dismissal of faculty, staff, or students. Neither does the Board intervene in the daily operation of the School nor does it serve as an appellate review body of the administrative decisions of the Head of School or other administrators of the School.
The Board of Trustees of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School consists of twenty people elected to serve four-year staggered terms, plus three ex-officio members: the chairman and chairman-elect of the St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association and the Dean of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are held during the academic year.