Committee on Board Development Update and Q&A with Officer Slate Candidates (President – Shannon Callahan, Vice President Catherine Francis, Secretary Mike Grill)
From PIGAA Chair Aimee Krall-Lanoue – What on Earth is PIGAA?
PIGAA refers to the Planning Initiative on Governance, Administration, and Assessment. Approved in November by the Board of Trustees, PIGAA consists of five board members, four faculty members, and one representative of the administrative staff. Beginning in January the group has met monthly (and sometimes weekly in various forms) to conduct research, both on our own governance structure, done through surveys to faculty, board, and administration, and on governance structures at other Waldorf schools across the country, done through interviews and the gathering of organizational information. In particular, PIGAA has compared the traditional, threefold model to recent trends in leadership, including a head of school model. The past month has seen the drafting of a new UPWS governance model. The goal is to ensure that UPWS governance provides for strong, centralized leadership, clear realms or divisions of the school, transparent decision making process, and accountably. An update will be discussed at the June 13 Board meeting.