The role of the Board of Trustees at CCES is to set policy in keeping with the School's mission and goals; to develop long-range strategic plans for the School; to monitor the School's performance in meeting the goals; to select and evaluate the Head of School; and to ensure sustainability for the School's financial affairs.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for managing the affairs of the School; however, consistent with practice in independent schools, the functions of the Board of Trustees differ from those of boards of public, parochial, or other private schools. At the heart of its governance model, other than the setting and monitoring of policy, the Board of Trustees does not intervene in the daily operation of the School or serve as an appellate review body of administrative decisions of the Head of School or other administrators. Neither does it become involved in the selection, evaluation, or dismissal of faculty, staff, or students.
The Board of Trustees of CCES consists of up to twenty (20) people elected to serve three (3)-year staggered terms, with an option for up to three (3) consecutive terms. The Committee on Trustees also serves as the nominating committee. Trustees may rotate off for one year before standing for election again. A simple majority of trustees must be Episcopalian. At least two (2) trustees must be members of Christ Church, one of whom is a representative of the Vestry; the Vestry representative serves as a voting member. The Head of School serves as an ex-officio (non-voting) member of all committees—standing and ad hoc.
Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are held during the academic year, and trustees are not compensated.