About the Board
Austin International School, a private school, is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. Board members volunteer their time and contribute resources to the school. They do not gain monetarily or otherwise from any aspect of the Board’s activities.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the general and long-term policies of real estate, fund raising, business and financial matters. This includes:
▪ Legal responsibilities for the school’s activities
▪ Preparation of the school’s mission statement
▪ Review and maintenance of the bylaws and policies, which are consistent with the school’s mission and the guidelines set by the State of Texas
▪ Compliance with applicable laws and regulations
▪ Approval of the school policy, which the school’s administration implements
▪ Accountability for the financial well-being of the school, including capital assets, operating budgets, fundraising, and endowment
▪ Liaison with the Mission Laïque Française
The board is composed of members of the community-at-large, parents, plus representatives of the French Government: The Consul General, The Honorary Consul of France in Austin and the Cultural Attaché. While the head of school also attends the meeting, he or she does not have a vote.
The Board of Directors meets monthly. Minutes are available on our website once approved. The Board has several committees, which include Public Affairs, Facilities, Education/Curriculum, and Finance.