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International School reviews head of school’s performance

International School of Louisiana board members kept the public portion of their Wednesday meeting to a brief 20 minutes, with little comment or discussion. They spent the following two-and-a-half hours privately discussing the performance review of Head of School Sean Wilson.

In Wilson’s report to the board Wednesday, he said enrollment numbers have met or are close to meeting expected numbers. The most recent estimates were 640 students at the Camp Street campus, 215 students at the Olivier Street campus in Algiers and 400 students for the Bunche campus in Jefferson Parish.

Board member John Wettermark  and secretary Barbara Griffin were unanimously appointed as co-chairpersons for a new development committee. The committee “is primarily responsible for overseeing the Board’s fundraising efforts, representing the organization within the community and building community involvement, and reviewing administration’s facilities plans,” according to the board’s committee structure policy, which also was approved for changes at the meeting.

President Matthew Amoss verified the schedules of the board’s three committees. The governance committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 1400 Camp St. campus, one week before monthly board meetings. The finance committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday during the week before board meetings, in the Camp Street campus’ library. The strategic planning committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday during the week of board meetings in the Camp Street campus’ library.

The board also unanimously approved goals for the 2013-2014 school year, including writing expectations for the head of school, putting plans in place for board member orientation and development, setting fundraising goals and creating a board website.

The meeting began at 6:02 p.m. and adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
The next meeting of the International School of Louisiana board will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at 1400 Camp St.

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