The Francis W. Parker School Board of Trustees is responsible for advancing the best interests of the school consistent with its philosophy, mission, founding principles and ideals of progressive education. The Board’s responsibilities include overarching policy matters, the school’s financial well-being and budgeting and hiring the Principal. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Board operates strategically, attentive to the long-term interests of the institution and alert to the needs of the entire community and each constituency: current students, current parents, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, prospective parents and future generations of students and parents.
The board comprises up to 33 voting members, including 20 Trustees at Large, nine Parent Trustees and four Alumni Trustees. Non-voting representatives to the Board include the Principal, key members of the school administration, faculty representatives and student representatives. In addition, there are Honorary and Life Trustees to the Board.
In all aspects of its work, the Board collaborates with the administration, staff and faculty to further a collective vision of the school’s principles.