Independent schools like Ranney are governed by an independent Board of Trustees. The role of the Board of Trustees is to steward the mission and purpose of our school. The Board: hires, supports, and evaluates the Head of School; oversees strategic planning to ensure the school’s programs are effective and fall in line with its mission; provides financial oversight of the school’s budget and operations; and ensures the legal and ethical integrity and the school. Trustees are advocates for the school; they actively support the Head of School, keep themselves well informed about the school’s current operations, challenges and goals, and attend full Board and Committee meetings regularly. It is not the duty of the Board of Trustees to operate the school, nor to hire or fire faculty and administrators.
The Board of Trustees also oversees a number of standing committees, which are comprised of both Trustees and individuals who are not Trustees (with the exception of the Executive Committee, Governance Committee, and the Finance Committees, which are only comprised by Trustees).