Radford School Board Governance Model
Radford School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization existing to provide college preparatory education. As such, Radford School operates using a non-profit form of governance rather than the form of management used by public schools, which are political bodies subject to open meeting requirements. The Board follows principles of policy governance, whereby the Board sets broad policies within which the school is to operate but does not interject itself into its operations. No individual board member has any authority over school personnel or procedures, nor does any individual board member have the power to speak for the school. The Board believes in the one-voice power of our Executive Director, who is accountable to the entire Board, not to any individual board member.
The Board concerns itself with school policy and strategic planning rather than with daily operation. Therefore, curriculum, personnel, and student policies are primarily determined by our Executive Director with assistance from the administrative team and other staff members, subject to parameters set forth in Board policies.
Board Member Selection
The Board is self-perpetuating. All potential Board members must be nominated from within the Board, although names may be suggested for consideration by anyone.