- Board Member
The NIS Board is a mixture of parents, staff and members of the Nanjing expatriate community. NIS is a not-for-profit school which means we value transparency and use all school fees for the sole purpose of benefitting our students. This is a unique approach within the context of profit driven international schools in Nanjing.
The Board is responsible for policy decisions and for decisions at a strategic level. The Board and Director have different, but complementary roles. The Board selects and hires the Director. The Director selects and hires the staff. The full NIS Board meets a minimum of 5 times during the School year (August to June) including an orientation and training program early in the school year. The Board does most of its work through standing committees (Finance and Governance) which meet as required during the school year.
The Association of Nanjing International School
All Parents and Board Members are members of the Association of the NIS. An Annual General Meeting of the Association is held in September each year at which the Association reviews the previous year and the Board Chair and Director present the plans and approved budget for the forthcoming year.
The NIS Board is a hybrid Board with the majority of members being elected by members of the Association of the NIS to govern the school in partnership with the NIS Director.