The Board of Directors is the governing body of the School and in this office, is responsible for overseeing the effective, faithful execution of the mission. The Founding Board has created Atlanta Classical Academy specifically to implement a traditional, classical-liberal arts educational philosophy according to the following mission:
“To develop graduates in mind and character through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes the principles of virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility.”
The Board oversees budgeting and spending, community outreach, charter fidelity, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and development to support the program. More specific responsibilities of the board include but are not limited to:
Serving as ambassadors for the school by clearly protecting and articulating the school’s mission and goals and by garnering support of the community.
School Leader Support
Providing input and feedback to the school leader on campus-specific issues and concerns (e.g. school culture, discipline policy, student recruitment, etc.)
Supporting the principal by ensuring that he has the moral and professional support he needs to further the goals of the school
Participating in the budgeting process each year, providing advice and feedback to the principal
Monitoring the management of financial resources by approving the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place
Financial reporting of the Treasurer to the board as required in the bylaws to ensure the board is “hands-on” as it relates to fiscal controls and responsibility.
Development / fundraising
Assuring there are adequate resources for the school to fulfill its mission by raising funds from the local school community
Monitoring and ensuring compliance with the Georgia Department of Education regulatory statutes and other local, state, and federal laws by regularly reviewing school policies, programs, and practices.
Reviewing school data against charter and charter goals to ensure compliance with the vision, strategies and objectives identified herein
Serving as the grievance board for parent and staff concerns that are unable to be resolved by the school leader.
Actively recruiting new board directors and advisory council members.
In summary, the Board is accountable for the academic, financial, legal, and operational performance for the School. The Board places responsibility for implementing its policies with the Principal, but the Board remains accountable.