The board of the Surrey Christian School Society consists of 10 to 12 persons elected by the Society. It in turn elects officers who serve as chair, treasurer, secretary and various other standing committee functions. The board acts as the guardian of the mission of the school society. The term of office is three years. Nominations may be made by Society members who are in good standing in the Society.
The board’s duties include the following:
- Determine school policies
- Appoint senior administrative staff
- Devise ways to obtain needed funds
- Advance the cause of Christian education
- Safeguard the assets of the school
One of the regular items on the agenda of the fall Annual General Meeting is the election/appointment of Directors to the Board. The school Board has a standing Governance Committee that, among other things, is charged with finding new candidates to fill board vacancies. Our committee has developed a matrix of potential candidates that we review every year where we look at candidate gifts and abilities along with the current needs of the Board. This is an ever-evolving list and we encourage all society members to offer their suggestions for people who might fill this role. You can contact a board member at any time throughout the year with your ideas of possible candidates (including yourself if you’re interested!). If you know someone who has a big heart for Surrey Christian School and its mission (educating for wholeness in the servant way of Jesus) and gifts that you think would be beneficial to our school community’s leadership, don’t hesitate to communicate your suggestions to us. You may contact the school’s administrative assistant, Carolyn Gerber, with your suggestions and she will forward them to the us. We’d love to hear from you! Thanks from the Governance Committee.