Susie King Taylor Community School is a tuition free public school. SKTCS’s mission is to cultivate a vibrant, academically challenging learning community that celebrates each individual’s gifts and instills in students a sense of stewardship as members of the Savannah community and as citizens of the world. Learn about our namesake: Susie King Taylor
Being a governance board member at Susie King Taylor Community School is a little different than serving on the board of a non-profit or advisory board. We use a collective decision-making process. Our board members are active, and there are unique requirements for being on the governing board of a charter school.
As a member of the governing board, you’ll help guide the growth and development of the school in a number of ways. You might join the development committee and help secure the funds needed to keep the school doors open, or the governance committee and make sure we’re following our own rules, applicable laws,
and are setting wise policies. There’s a role for everyone on the board, and you’ll be expected to help out somewhere, either on a committee, or a task group
(see https://www.sktcs.org/governance for a list of all of our current committees and task groups).
The board’s role is to oversee the big picture and monitor how well the school is completing the educational innovations set out in our charter (place-based education, peaceful schools, and competency-based learning). Students’ needs are at the center of all our decision making.
There is a substantial time commitment to board membership. You’ll need to complete 15 hours of training your first year, and then 9 hours every year after that, as required by the state. You’ll be expected to attend all monthly board meetings, and work on board assignments as needed. That could be anywhere from three hours a month to many more (15-20), depending on the committee you join and your role
Board members aren’t compensated for their time, but we feel it is a worthwhile investment; it’s a rewarding experience being part of a diverse board committed to governing by a collective decision making process and all driven by the vision and goals of our school.
If you’re interested in serving on a committee or on the Governing Board, please apply below (scroll down).
Please direct any questions to Governing Board Clerk: email@example.com