WPCS Board Committees and Descriptions
*Those interested in a board position should inquire with the President or Vice President at the start of the school year.
President, Chair, Governance Committee
Vice President, Co- Chair, Governance Committee
The governance committee is tasked with ensuring that the board of directors is functioning appropriately and efficiently. They shall assess the needs of the Board of Directors and make suggestions for the ongoing successful governance of the school. They shall be to recommend actions to be taken by the Board, interpret policies and actions of the Board, and, subject to applicable law, exercise the powers and functions of the Board as may be necessary between meetings of the Board and to facilitate Board Elections each year. Additionally they serve as a nominating committee that works to identify and recruit for board chair positions. They establish needed board expertise and utilize a skills matrix and regular communication with the full board and staff to facilitate that process. They facilitate trainings, retreats and orientations for the full board. The committee takes the lead in conducting annual evaluations of the Executive Director and Principal.
Treasurer, Chair, Finance Committee
The Finance Committee, in conjunction with the Executive Director and Accountant, prepare the annual budget, ensure that the Board engages a qualified auditor for an annual examination of the financial statements, and ensure there is timely and adequate management of financial resources and reporting to enable the Board to monitor the organization’s financial resources. Members of the Finance Committee review and provide input to the operating and capital project budget plans that are in keeping with the School’s current and long term goals.
Secretary, Chair, Communications Committee
The Communications Committee has responsibility for fostering communications between the Board of Directors and School Members, as well as the general community. That may include but is not limited to: establishing and maintaining a social media plan, blogging, attending community forums, writing press releases in conjunction with the staff, maintaining the foundation website, and other marketing as needed. They shall ensure branding is maintained and all communications reflect the mission and vision of the school.
Chair, Diversity, Inclusion & School Culture Committee
Diversity, Inclusion & School Culture Committee Open
The Diversity, Inclusion & School Culture Committee is responsible for the development of a comprehensive plan to expand and develop programs that promote positive behavior, respect for all cultures and diversity throughout the school. The goal is to create a more inclusive community in all realms of the School, grounded in respect and appreciation for individual differences. The Committee seeks to provide programs and resources that enhance knowledge and encourage understanding of inclusivity. The Committee strives to provide leadership, dialogue, and resources for faculty, students, and families. The impetus for this work has come from every part of our community.
Chair, Classroom Parent & Wellness Committee
Classroom Parent & Wellness Committee
Responsible for organizing classroom volunteers, wellness initiatives and assisting with in-school events (book fairs field days etc.) They will also work to coordinate communications and outreach to the families of WPCS. This committee shall facilitate the implementation and administration of the Family Commitment policy. This will include the tracking and reporting of the WCPS parent volunteer hours. Additional work of this committee may include the creation and distribution of the Our Family Commitment form.
Chair, Community Engagement & Events Committee
Community Engagement & Events Committee Open
Responsible for establishing community partnerships, planning outreach events, and working towards parent engagement. This committee will plan and execute special events sometimes in concert with the Development Committee. The Community Relations Committee generally seeks to build a strong relationship between School Members and between the school and the community.
Chair, Environmental Action Committee & Facility Committee
Environmental Action Committee & Facility Committee
Responsible for garden volunteers, outdoor spaces, recycling program, facilitating service projects, reviewing school environmental integration initiatives. Responsible for coordinating facilities volunteers, small improvement projects. This committee assists in creating a well-maintained learning environment for the students of the School. The committee reviews the current status and future needs of the School’s facilities. Members of the Environmental Action Committee & Facility Committee Committee establish an ongoing maintenance plan and help to develop and carry out needed refurbishing and renovation projects for the School.
Chair, Fundraising Committee
This committee will work with the Executive Director to identify donors and solicit donations and grants. The committee will develop a long range fundraising plan and begin a capital campaign for a permanent site. This committee will work in concert with the Community Outreach and Events Committee on special events.
Chair, School Performance Committee
School Performance Committee
The School Performance Committee will be responsible for establishing long and short term performance goals in keeping with the mission of WPCS. They will also establish metrics to measure how performance will be tracked and measured against those goals. This committee will be responsible for provide aggregated school data to the rest of the board in concert with the school- based Data Review Committee.
Elected by the WPCS teachers
May serve on the board without chairing a committee, or may chair a committee.