CDS Trustees serve in a voluntary capacity and come from a wide range of backgrounds, including communications, education, facilities, finance, law, and management.
Trustees serve a minimum three-year term and are encouraged to serve two terms, subject to approval by the Board.
The Board does not make any decisions about the school's daily operations such as admissions, curriculum or personnel. Instead, it thinks strategically to ensure that those operations are in line with the CDS mission, vision, and values. In conducting its business, the Board acts as a whole, rather than reflecting the opinions of individual Trustees.
In line with the factors critical to any independent school, the Board’s main areas of focus are:
To select, evaluate and support the Head of School, to whom it delegates authority to manage the school.
To develop broad institutional policies that guide the Head in running the school.
To be accountable for the financial well-being of the school.
See here for more information about the responsibilities of independent school Boards from the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).