Board of Trustees
- What does the Board of Trustees do?
- What does the Board of Trustees NOT do?
- Board Meetings
- How many people are on the Board of Trustees?
- How are trustees selected?
- How long is a term?
Wornick Jewish Day School is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees. Your Wornick board is united by the shared goals of providing our students an excellent academic experience within a nurturing Jewish environment, and ensuring the long term sustainability of the school. The responsibilities of the Board include strategic planning, financial oversight, and ensuring that the mission of the school is carried out. Board members dedicate a great deal of their time, skill, and energy in carrying out their responsibilities. Board members serve as volunteers and are expected to attend meetings, participate in the School’s fundraising efforts, and work collaboratively for the best interest of the school. They are asked to keep Board matters confidential, so as to protect the privacy of sensitive topics and encourage open discussion.
The board meets monthly to hear committee reports and discuss strategic matters. The board is set up to do most work in committees. Committees are comprised of trustees and some community members.
We have the following committees:
- Governance - guides growth and development of the Board
- Development - fundraising
- Strategic Planning - works with the Head of School (HOS) on developing a long-term high level plan/direction for the school
- HOS Support and Evaluation- supports the HOS by helping set up yearly goals, offers advice and support. Completes annual HOS evaluation.
- Communication - works with senior administration and HOS to share Board updates with the community, and supports outreach efforts.
- Finance - works with the HOS and CFO to develop a budget and ensure it is maintained
The governance committee looks for candidates for the Board of Trustees who may have a background that would be helpful to the operation of the Board, such as community-building, marketing, finance, law, or schools. The committee also considers volunteer work with the school, philanthropic giving, and other connections to the school. Generally, the slate of candidates is presented to the board in May and new members are announced in June.