Governance Model

The governance model of Covenant Classical School is designed to strike a balance between maintaining leadership continuity and injecting fresh perspectives and abilities.  The governance is vested in the Board of Trustees. The Board will ordinarily maintain seven to nine seats, ordinarily occupied by three elected and at least four appointed members. 
The members of the school include the parents of all students enrolled in Covenant Classical School; school administrators, faculty, and staff; and members of any committees authorized by the Board of Trustees. As stated in the Covenant Classical School Bylaws, a trustee must 'exhibit a sobriety and a holiness of life becoming the gospel', 'possess a competency of human learning', and be in full agreement with the Covenant Statement of Mission and Statement of Faith.  The initial appointed trustees serve a term of not more than four years and subsequent appointed trustees serve a term of three years.  Appointed trustees may not be appointed to a second term.  Elected trustees serve a term of three years and may be reelected by the members of the school to serve multiple terms, including consecutive terms.

The Board of Trustees is responsible to:

  • Define the policies needed to effectively govern the school.
  • Establish strategic goals for the school and govern the school to achieve the goals.
  • Establish the qualifications and compensation for the Head of School, administrators, teachers, and other employees of the school.
  • Hire the Head of School, empowering him to carry out the daily operations of the school, and providing formal evaluations of the Head of School.
  • Provide financial oversight for the school:
    • Develop long term financial plans, review and approve annual operating budgets, and review and approve monthly financial statements.
    • Ensure that an annual review of the financial records is made by a Certified Public Accountant who is not associated with the school or related to any of its members, and provide the findings of the review to members of the school upon request.
  • Enter into contracts or other agreements for the benefit of the school, and prescribe the duties of any person or entity entering into such contract.
  • Oversee marketing and fundraising efforts for the school, and actively promote and support the school in the community.
  • Communicate with all members of the school in a timely and effective manner.
Any appeals against the Board of Trustees may be made with a separate governing body, the Covenant Classical School Consistory Board, a voluntary association consisting of three to five duly ordained elders from as many different local area churches. The function of the Consistory Board is judiciary, to serve as a court of appeals in the event that any member of the school wishes to appeal against the decision or actions of the Board.

If you have questions on school governance, please contact any member of the Board of Trustees.