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.

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