The Friends School of Atlanta’s Board of Trustees is dedicated to the mission of The Friends School of Atlanta and committed to guiding a long-term view of the school. Per the bylaws of the school, the Board make-up is always at least 50 percent members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
The ongoing work of the Board includes helping to develop strategic goals, approving the annual budget, participating in fund raising and hiring the Head of School.
Most committees are open to faculty and parents in addition to Board members. Please ask the Head of School if you are interested in being considered for a committee.
Comprising the Head of School and Clerk(s), this committee is responsible for planning meetings, retreats, and board functions.
Assures the financial well-being of the school.
Supports Trustees to ensure they can do their best work for FSA, suggests candidates for Board vacancies and creates processes and systems for onboarding new Trustees. Monitors performance of the Head of School and his/her management of the staff. Reviews benefit package in consultation with Finance Committee.
Coordinates with the Director of Advancement to solicit funds for the Annual Appeal and to help seek funds from foundations and other outside sources for operating support, capital projects and endowment.
This Committee was formed during the 20-21 school year by combining the work of two long-standing Board Committees, the Quaker Life Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Justice Committee. Formerly, the Quaker Life Committee’s mission was to increase understanding of the Religious Society of Friends and Friends education among faculty, staff, parents, Board and students through speakers, events and professional development opportunities. The former Diversity, Equity, Justice Committee, which was open to everyone in the FSA community (parents, students, faculty and alums), and to address as a community goals of diversity, equity and racial justice.
This committee has the goal of prioritizing campus development needs and updating FSA’s campus development plan. This committee also coordinates plans for reporting to the Board information that will assist the Board in determining whether to move toward opening a Friends high school.
This committee will receive special training on the accreditation process, select a model for self-study and assist the administration and staff in the work needed to complete the accreditation process, which happens every five years.