The LCS Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall health and long-term future of the school. This governance role is essentially strategic rather than operational, with broad responsibility for:
- Establishing policies that guide school operations
- Maintaining a long-term financial plan and approving an annual budget for the school
- Hiring, evaluating, and providing feedback to the Head of School
- Ensuring that the school's Mission is reflected in its programs, and is adequately resourced
While they help steer the strategic decisions that chart our school's course, the Board is also part of the LCS community. All current board members are parents with students enrolled at the school. As such, they understand the importance of involving parents, teachers, and staff in decision-making.
The nine member Board of Trustees is made up of four trustees who are elected by parents, two who are appointed by the Board members, and three who are appointed by the U.S. Ambassador.
The governance structure of the Board of Trustees consists of three standing committees, Finance, Trusteeship, and Executive. They are made up of members of the Board, Administration, and members of the community.
The role of the Finance Committee is to exercise oversight over school finances, recommend draft annual budgets for Board approval, and develop a rolling seven-year financial plan for LCS.
The Trusteeship Committee is to sustain an effective Board at LCS to carry out its mission using good governance practices and to ensure that a strong pool of candidates stands for election each year.
The role of the Executive Committee is to give recommendations to the Board of Trustees which arise from standing committees. The EXCOM committee is designed to facilitate communication between and among board committees, as well as with Board membership as a whole.
In any given year the Board may create ad hoc committees, such as the Facilities Task Force to perform specific tasks or goals. Such committees will normally exist for a pre-determined period of time but will follow the same guidelines as standing committees.