The Board of Trustees are fiduciaries of the school, acting as stewards of the school’s mission, resources, and strategic priorities. The Board’s primary responsibilities include ensuring the school’s long-term financial health, developing a long-term strategic framework in collaboration with the Head of School and school constituencies, and hiring, supporting, and evaluating the Head. The Board approves the annual operating budget, takes a leadership role in fundraising, and participates in planning and maintaining the school’s physical plant.
In the spring of 2014, Live Oak School launched a nine-year school expansion project. The growth of our school enables us to make a Live Oak education more accessible to the children of San Francisco and to enhance the breadth and depth of our academic programs. It will have a lasting, positive impact on the long-term health and well-being of our school. Live Oak benefits from a strong financial model and funding for the project will be drawn from a number of sources: cash reserves, bank lending, and fundraising.
Parent and community trustees are elected to no more than two consecutive, three-year terms. Faculty trustees are elected to two-year terms. The Head of School serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board. Most Board work is accomplished through committees, which are staffed by trustees and other members of the Live Oak community. Current Board committees include:Advancement, Audit, Buildings and Grounds, Diversity, Executive, Finance, and Trustee.
Live Oak’s five-year Strategic Framework informs the goals and priorities of the board. The 2012-2017 Strategic Framework can be viewed here: