As is standard in private educational institutions, the Board of Trustees is the governing body of Community High School. It is responsible for the financial well-being of the school, for setting policy and for hiring the Directors of the school in accordance with the By-Laws of Community High School. CHS is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. The Directors serve at the pleasure of the Board and are evaluated annually by the Chair. It is the Board Members’ duty to support and stand behind their chosen Directors. The Directors in turn are charged with the task of hiring faculty and staff in accordance with their mission, policies and financial guidelines set forth by the Board of Trustees. It is the Director’s job to manage, support, encourage, help and discipline their faculty and staff. Parents are considered active stakeholders in the school. Should they have concerns regarding their children’s education, they should not hesitate to speak either to the appropriate teacher or to either of the Directors. Should the issue involve policy or governance, the concern should be brought to an appropriate member of the Board.
The Current Board of Trustees
Linda Thornton – Board Chair
Peter Coogan – Treasurer
Jessica Joy – Member-at-Large
Susan Thompson – Secretary
Josh Chapman – Academic Director, ex officio
John McBroom – Administrative Director, ex officio
Roni Sutton – Faculty Representative
Linda Roth – Community School Director
Hiren Patel – Community School Board Chair
The Board of Trustees meets four times each school year. The meetings are open to the CHS Community at large. However, non-members may only address the board if they have made a previous request to the Chair to be placed on the agenda.