AISB - Next meeting (May 8, 2018)

The AISB Board of Trustees meets next on May 8, 2018 - prior to the AGM, at 5:30pm. 

AISB Board News from the Board meeting of April 25, 2018
The Board approved the 2018-19 budget for the 2018-19 school year.  The budget will be presented to association members at the AGM on May 8.  The Board also reviewed the school's Emergency Procedures Handbook section related to force majeure closing of the school to ensure that policies and plans were in place to respond to an unforeseen emergency that would require the temporary closure of the school.  The Board also reviewed the results of the parent survey and their own self-evaluation survey.

AISB - Next meeting (April 25, 2018)

The AISB Board of Trustees meets next on April 25, 2018. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A review of the school's plans in the event of a force majeure closing of the school
  • Approval of the budget for 2018-19 
  • Board self-evaluation based on Board and parent survey results

AISB Board News from the Board meeting of March 21, 2018
The Board reviewed the draft budget and set tuition and fees for the 2018-19 school year.  Plans were made to recruit candidates for the Board elections on May 8th.  This included the planning of an informal Board hosted information night to chat with parents about the role of the AISB Board and of individual trustees.

AISB - Next meeting (March 21, 2018)

The AISB Board of Trustees meets next on March 21, 2018. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A review of the school's plans in the event of a force majeure closing of the school 
  • Setting tuition and fees for 2018-19 
  • A review of the draft budget for 2018-19 (to be approved at the April meeting)

AISB Board News from the Board meeting of February 21, 2018
The Board approved the Five Year Financial Plan based on steady enrolment at 178 students and small annual tuition increase to account for inflation (1% per year).  The Plan ensures balanced budgets and allows room for the implementation of the elements of the school's strategic plan.  The Board also approved the revision of the CFA/$ rate down to 560.

AISB - Next meeting (February 21, 2018)

The AISB Board of Trustees meets next on February 21, 2018

Topics to be discussed include:
  • A review of the school's emergency drill procedures
  • Final approval of the AISB Five Year Financial Plan
  • Revising the school's CFA/$ exchange rate
  • Final reception of the auditor's report for the 2016-17 financial year
  • The parent survey for March 2018


AISB Board News from the Board meeting of January 17, 2018
The Board approved the calendar for the 2018-19 school year and this was shared with the community on the school website and by email.  The auditor's report and the proposed AISB Five Year Financial Plan were also discussed.  These are scheduled for final approval at the February meeting of the Board. The Board also reviewed the progress to date on the annual Board and Director goals for 2017-18.

AISB - Next meeting (January 17, 2018)

The AISB Board of Trustees meets next on January 17, 2018. 

Topics to be discussed include:
  • Year to date progress on Board and Director goals, including strategic planning, accreditation and transition in food services
  • The AISB five year financial plan
  • Approval of the 2018-19 school calendar
  • The auditor's report for the 2016-17 financial year

AISB Board News from the Board meeting of October 25, 2017

The AISB Board of Trustees meets next on November 22, 2017. 

Topics to be discussed include:
  • Year to date finances
  • Fall 2017 MAP testing
  • Revisions to financial policies
AISB Board News from the Board meeting of October 25, 2017
Thanks to those of you who came out to the AISB Board general meeting on the financial state of the school on October 25th. In addition to the general meeting of all AISB association members, the Board also held its regular monthly meeting.

Two important decisions were taken at that meeting - one on Board communication strategies and the other on the AISB Mission Statement.

The Board approved a new communication plan, which includes the addition of current Board-related news and information on the school web page. Keep an eye out on this page for information about the composition and role of the AISB Board of Trustees, as well as regular updates about Board meetings and decisions.

A revised AISB Mission Statement:  As part of the accreditation self-study process the Accreditation Planning Team reviewed the “fit” of the school’s Mission statement. The Mission was reviewed comprehensively in April 2016, during the school’s strategic planning process; the APT felt that the initial review process was very inclusive, and that the mission represents the aspirations of the school community very well.  The APT did however feel that the wording of the statement was not as accessible or as powerful as it could be, and therefore made some recommendations to the AISB Board of Trustees, to improve the clarity and power of the Mission. At its October meeting, the AISB Board of Trustees voted to accept the suggested revisions, and amend the wording of the school’s Mission statement. The new version is below; the words in bold are those that have been added to the original text.

The American International School of Bamako engages students in an international, English-medium educational program based upon American standards, that encourages critical thinking and inquiry together with academic, social and personal growth. AISB welcomes students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and ensures that all students experience an innovative and supportive international learning environment, and are empowered to meet successfully the diverse challenges of an ever-changing world.

AISB - Next meeting (May 8, 2018)

The AISB Board of Trustees meets next on May 8, 2018 - prior to the AGM, at 5:30pm.  AISB Board News from the Board meeting of April 25, 201...