OAKLAND STEINER SCHOOL GOVERNANCE OVERVIEW
The Oakland Steiner School is committed to the Waldorf school tradition of non-hierarchical governance and administration, and operates through the collaboration of faculty, administration, the Board of Trustees and parents. It is committed to the Waldorf principle of a faculty-led administration. They are supported in this work by the administrative staff and the Board.
The faculty has the primary responsibility for the education of the children. To support this primary responsibility, the faculty is also involved in the daily operations and leadership of the school, such as human resources and budgetary decisions. The Faculty Chair provides leadership for the faculty in daily matters and acts as the countenance of the faculty to the community within and beyond Oakland Steiner School. The Faculty Chair also smooths the way for questions to get to their right home and helps others move issues forward.
The College of Teachers is an organ of the Faculty, composed of faculty and staff members who work to improve the quality, depth and professionalism of the education provided to the students of the Oakland Steiner School. The College oversees the educational program, staff professional development, parent education and works with student and community concerns.
The Board of Trustees carries primary legal and financial responsibility for the school and helps carry the long-range vision of the school. It holds a broad awareness of the entire school community. The Board of Trustees oversees the administrative functioning of the school.
The Administrative Council operates as a coordination body for all aspects of the school functioning and carries an awareness of the whole school community. The Board President, Administrator, College Chair and Faculty Chair serve on the Administrative Council.
Administrative staff consists of the Administrator, Administrative Coordinator and Bookkeeper.
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