Community Montessori School, Inc. (CMS) is an Indiana non-profit corporation. CMS’s mission is to operate a school in accordance with the Montessori method, to encourage the development of all its students to their maximum potential, and to help parents be active in their children’s education and the school.
Governance of CMS
CMS is governed by a board of directors. The board is responsible for defining and ensuring CMS fulfills its mission and for the governance of CMS. The board’s responsibilities include:
- Setting strategy and goals;
- Determining and approving CMS’s policies;
- Selecting and evaluating the head of school;
- Approving budgets, major expenditures, and the acquisition or disposition of major assets.
The board of directors includes six standing committees: (1) nominating; (2) personnel; (3) finance; (4) volunteer; (5) long-range planning; and (6) marketing and communications. Those committees report to the board of directors and help it to fulfill the schools’ mission.
Each family that has a child or children enrolled in CMS is a member of CMS, and each member of CMS may vote in board elections. Elections are typically held in May.
Monthly board meetings are open to all members, membership is composed of families represented by payment of an enrollment fee and continued enrollment of the child, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm in the school hall. Should the date need to change due to conflict, notice will be posted.