The Nominating Committee (NC) will ensure that the Board of Directors consistently maintains its full complement of required Directors, and that those Directors are suitable for the Board and have sufficient commitment to fulfill Board responsibilities. The NC will fulfill this mandate by identifying and recruiting Community Directors based on the needs of the Board with respect to experience, skills, interests, personal networks, and knowledge of Montessori pedagogy.
The NC will include:
- At least one and no more than two Directors
- Up to two staff members
- Up to two members of the Parent Council
The NC will set a deadline for receipt of Director applications, and then inform the general public of community the Director vacancies via a notice in the newspaper and/or on the FCMS web site four (4) weeks prior to the deadline. Individuals seeking a seat on the Board will submit a resume and an application to the NC Chair. After the application period has closed, the NC reviews the candidate’s applications for selected candidates to determine if they meet board needs and qualifications. If so, the NC meets with candidates to solicit additional information and further determine candidate qualifications. If the NC decides to nominate a candidate, they will inform the board and invite the candidate to a board meeting. At that board meeting the full board may ask additional questions, then the board will vote on the nominee.
A Parent Council, made up of parents or guardians of children currently attending the school, ensures that the voice of the school’s parent community and its students’ will be heard by identifying prospective parent representatives (of currently enrolled students) as candidates for the FCMS Governing Board. The Parent Council will be a sub-committee of the School Accountability Committee. This Council will work with the Nominating Committee to solicit parent interest, and to evaluate fit and commitment to service on the school board in order to ensure that parent nominees will best contribute to the success of FCMS. The Board Director on the SAC will provide guidance to the Parent Council on the need for and timing of nominees to the Board.