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Board of Trustees Information

Oregon Episcopal School is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. It is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. Among the Board’s specific responsibilities are determining the School's mission and policies; setting strategic direction; hiring, supporting, and reviewing the Head of School; ensuring effective organizational planning and adequate financial resources; enhancing the School's public image; and assessing the Board’s own performance.

The Board includes members nominated by the Board’s Governance Committee, appointed by the Bishop and then ratified by the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. Trustees are elected for three-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms, unless they are an officer. The Head of School, Parent Partnership chair, and Alumni Council president, serve as Advisors (non-voting members) of the Board. A complete listing of Board members can be found here.

The Board has five standing committees: Board Operations, Governance, Finance, Investment, and Mt. Hood Climb Observance. The Board may establish other committees or task forces it deems appropriate and helpful to the proper discharge of its duties. Members of the committees and the number of members of each committee are designated by the President, and generally include persons who are not trustees.

Board Meetings for 2019-20

Unless otherwise specified, Board meetings take place at 4:00 p.m. in the OES Middle School Library on the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, October 1
  • Tuesday, December 3
  • Tuesday, January 14
  • Tuesday, March 10 (Board retreat/closed session)
  • Saturday, May 30 (Board retreat/closed session)

Portions of meetings during which general board business is conducted are open to the community. Board retreats and executive sessions are closed. For more information or to attend a meeting, please contact Sage Carter at carters@oes.edu.