Keys School Board of Trustees
As an independent school accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), Keys School is governed by an elected Board of Trustees. The Board holds four primary responsibilities, which drive the strategic and financial health of the school.
- The Board is the guardian of the school's mission. It is the Board's responsibility to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to the community it serves and to monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.
- The Board of Trustees undertakes a formal long-term strategic planning process every 3–5 years, sets annual goals based upon the strategic plan, and conducts annual written evaluations for the school, the head of school, and the Board itself.
- The Board selects, supports, nurtures, evaluates, and sets appropriate compensation for the Head of School.
- The Board of Trustees provides financial stewardship for the school, for both the financial stability and the financial future of the institution, engaging in strategic financial planning, assuming primary responsibility for the preservation of capital assets and endowments, overseeing operating budgets, and participating actively in fund raising.
The Keys School Board of Trustees meets regularly during the school year. Notes from the meetings are posted on the KeysNet portion of the Keys website. The Board also communicates with the school community through the Keys Newsletter, presentations at Keys School Association (KSA) meetings, and letters to the entire school community. On occasion, the Board of Trustees holds informational meetings to discuss strategic issues.
The Board has standing committees that meet to work toward achievement of annual Board goals and the school's strategic plan. Standing committees include Executive, Finance, Facilities Planning, Development, and Trustee. On occasion, the Board may establish an ad hoc committee to address topics of strategic importance.
Board of Trustees 2011–2012
Andreas Stavropoulos, Board chair
Anish Bhatnagar, Vice-chair
Phil Capin, Vice-chair/Site
Melanie Erasmus, Vice-chair/Development
Eli Abbe, Secretary
Venky Ganesan, Treasurer
Jon Ninnemann, Head of School
Vaneeta Varma, Past chair
Lisa Bourgeault, KSA Representative