Board of Trustees
Safeguarding the school’s mission and securing its future.
The Friends School of Wilmington Board of Trustees is charged with safeguarding the school’s mission and securing its future. The Board does so by setting school policies; hiring, evaluating, and supporting the Head of School; undertaking strategic planning; and holding fiduciary responsibility for the school.
Board meetings are conducted in the style of a Friends Meeting for Business. In this process each member may speak to a particular issue. Decisions are made not by majority vote, but by reaching a “sense of the meeting” through open discussions and intentional listening. Reaching unity does not necessarily mean unanimity, but it does mean that each voice is heard, and that all present accept responsibility for the decision.