Q: What is the responsibility of the School Board?
A: The Board shall establish, review and revise, as necessary, all policies governing the operation of Huntington Christian School.
The Board shall supervise the Administrator in all tasks related to the management of the School including:
- Hiring and termination of permanent teaching staff
- Design of curriculum
- Yearly budget
- Approval of significant non-budgeted expenditures
- Major facilities repairs, replacement and additions
- Long-range plans for the school
Q: What authority do individual board members possess?
A: The authority of the Board is vested in the Board as a whole. Individual members have no authority in the direction of the School other than that exercised through their participation in full Board decisions.
Q: Who makes up the board?
A: Board members must be a member of FCC. The school board recommends potential members who are then subject to approval of the FCC Joint Board. No more than 49% of the Board may be parents who have children at HCS. The Board shall be limited to nine (9) voting members which includes an Elder Representative of the Church, and non-voting privileges to the HCS Administrators.
Q: How often does the Board meet and who can attend?
A: Board meetings are held monthly. Attendance shall generally be limited to the voting and non-voting members specified in the By-laws of the School. Attendance by non-members (parents, teacher and others) is at the discretion of the Board and is by invitation only.
Q: How are problems handled?
A: Parents must understand that our schools are Christian Schools and a ministry of First Christian Church of Huntington Beach and that the teachings are consistent with Biblical principles. Parents must also agree to abide by the provisions and policies as set forth by the schools, including spiritual goals and values, dress codes and discipline policies.
Parents are expected to co-operate with the staff and administration. Parents are expected to treat all staff with respect and dignity, calmly discussing any disagreements they may have in all matters including discipline.
The Administrator(s) is given the responsibility of the day to day operations of the school. This includes overseeing student safety and daily discipline issues.
The school board is given the responsibility of overseeing policy, curriculum, finances, future planning/goals and development.
It is expected that school problems will be handled between parent and teacher in Christian love and according to Scriptural patterns. If the parent still has a concern, the parent must bring the problem to the attention of the administrator. If the problem has still not been resolved the parent may write a letter to the School Board c/o of the school administrator. The administrator will talk with the Board president about placing the item on the agenda. Depending on the nature of the item it may or may not be placed on the next regularly scheduled agenda. The Board President or representative will issue a written response to the concerned individual.