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Board of Directors

CMS, Inc. Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs both Community Montessori School and Montessori Middle School of Kentucky. It was established by the Articles of Incorporation of the school and is responsible for the "operations" of the school, including:

  • handling building financing and maintenance,
  • planning annual operational financing,
  • establishing tuition and fee rates,
  • long range planning for the school.

Board Composition

The Board is composed of nine people from the community at large and from the parents of students enrolled at the school. The Board has five executive members whose tenure is indefinite and four rotating members, each on a three year term.

Monthly Meetings

The Board holds meetings monthly. Parents are encouraged to attend these meetings and to express their views on the operation of the school. The Board can conduct executive sessions to deal with personnel or tuition payment issues. Attendance at these executive sessions is limited to Board members and school administrator.

Acting as Liasons

Board members act as liaisons with the school's committee chairpersons and the standing committees. The Board may form committees at any time and disband them when their purpose is achieved.

Montessori Pedagogy

The Board, according to school policy, consciously avoids any polices which infringe upon the Montessori pedagogy. These issues are left to the decision of individual teachers, the teachers as a group, and the administrator. This clear-cut division between the responsibilities for operational and educational policies has permitted CMS to maintain a continuing reputation as a very successful Montessori school operated by a parent-member Board.

Page Update: March 6, 2007