On Monday, May 22nd at 1900 in the Protea Room, the Board of Directors will hold their annual Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for Board elections. There is one vacancy for the 2017-18 school year, which must be occupied by someone affiliated with the U.S. government (employee or spouse). Please see below for more details.
The Role of the AISL Board of Directors
The AISL Board of Directors is the governing body of the school and serves as the guardian of the school's mission and vision. It is the board's responsibility to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to the community it serves and to monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.
More specifically, the basic responsibilities of the AISL Board of Directors are as follows:
A seven-member Board of Directors governs AISL. According to the school’s by-laws, the US Ambassador to Zambia appoints two of the Board members, and one of those appointed Board members will also serve as the Chairperson of the Board. The five remaining members are elected by the AISL Parent Association, which is composed of parents and legal guardians of students who are enrolled at AISL. Of these members, two must be affiliated with the US Government, and the other three are elected from the general parent community. Board members serve for two years and are eligible for re-election.
The following positions are open next year on the AISL Board of Directors:
Nomination and Election Procedure
The AISL Board nomination process for elected candidates and election timeline and procedures are as follows:
Timeline & Procedure
By Friday, May 5th
Nominations must be submitted to Shantall Adonis in person or via email at email@example.com. Each candidate must be nominated by a minimum of two members of the AISL Parent Association in order to run for the AISL Board of Directors. Candidates must be members of the AISL Parent Association. Shantall will have nomination forms at reception.
By Wednesday, May 10th
Candidates submit an electronic copy of a brief statement and biography (250 words or less) to Shantall Adonis. This will be printed in the Leopard’s Tale.
By Thursday, May 11th
List of candidates along with brief statements/biographies will be published in the Leopard’s Tale.
Monday, May 22nd at 19.00
EGM: Presentation of Board candidates and elections in the Protea Tree Conference Room. Candidates will have the opportunity to make a brief speech up to five minutes in length.
The democratic process plays an important role in our school community, particularly in regard to the strategic direction and continuous improvement of AISL. Seeking to serve on the AISL Board of Directors and/or casting your vote as a member of the AISL Parent Association presents a wonderful opportunity to engage in the democratic process and make a positive contribution to the education of your children. I hope to see you on Monday, May 22nd at 19.00.
If you are considering a nomination for the AISL Board of Directors and have some questions, please feel free to contact the School Director or any Board member.
The Leopard's Tale is our main medium to keep our families informed on such things as the day to day happenings on campus, after school activities, summaries of any arts and sports events, helpful resources, and important dates and reminders.
Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend: