Board of Trustees
Mountain Pathways is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, and one of the requirements of this status is the maintenance of a Board of Trustees to oversee the direction and operation of the School.
The Board consists of 12 members: the officers, the committee chairs, the faculty representatives, and the Director (non-voting member). Terms are held for two years (except Chair-Elect), and the Board meets monthly in the evening. Parents are encouraged to stay involved with at least one committee if they are not already serving on the Board.
Parents are invited to attend any and all board meetings and to contact parent representatives, the director, or any board members at any time.
Mountain Pathways is a community of families working together to further the education of all our children.
We want to guide these children toward the betterment of their lives and society in general. The help of everyone is needed, and we ask our parents to take part by serving on at least one of our committees throughout the year.
The development committee designs strategies and coordinates all activities—and provide strategic direction to the Director—for all fundraising and development activities, including campaigns, grant-writing, individual and corporate donations, and other mechanisms. The committee may work with the Parent-Teacher Organization to sponsor fund-raising events.
The committee provides for the short and long term financial stability of the School, including long-term treatment of: Tuition, Budget and Expenditures, and Financial Aid. The committee, with the Director, annually reviews the School’s insurance policies. The committee authorizes and reviews a yearly audit of the School’s financial position by certified public accountants and this review is presented to the Board.
The purpose of the committee is to generate a positive image of Mountain Pathways throughout the community and region. Responsibilities of this committee include coordinating marketing research activities; maintaining updated brochures, donation-request envelopes, web site and other similar materials; routinely submitting press releases and public service announcements; and assisting the Director of the School in other related activities as requested.
Parent Teacher Organization
This committee actively fosters the well-being of the School by coordinating productive communication, volunteer work, and fund-raising events for the purpose of student and teacher development. The PTO oversees all of the school’s festivals throughout the year.
This committee provides a neutral, confidential forum for all personnel matters and serves as an advocate for the faculty and staff of MPS.
The function of this committee is to develop or monitor progress of a long-range strategic plan consonant with the mission of the school, draw up or monitor progress of an operating plan to support the goals of the strategic plan, and to monitor the Director’s progress toward achieving these goals through the annual operating plan.