Board of Trustees
A strong Board of Trustees is crucial to the ongoing success and development of the school. The ACS Board of Trustees has three primary functions:
To ensure the long-term viability of the school through proper fiscal management, financial and legal oversight, as well as effective strategic planning;
To hire, evaluate, and work in partnership with the ACS Superintendent who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school, to ensure that ACC provides the best education to its students, and the highest quality employment possible to its faculty and staff;
To develop and maintain optimal policies and facilities to provide a safe and productive environment for the ACS community;
To ensure that ACS’s vision and mission are fulfilled and that our students enjoy continuous academic achievement and opportunities.
Board of Trustee members are elected by the American Community Organization (ACO). Members of the ACO include parents of students at ACS and employees of ACS, per the laws and bylaws of the ACO. The members of the Board of Trustees serve on a volunteer basis and bring a wealth of experience in education, strategic development, budgeting, business, and finance.
There are two categories of Board members:
Category #1: Official American
ACO members who are U.S. Embassy Jordan employees.
Category #2: At Large
All ACO members.
The Board of Trustees meets once per month.
BoT Members for 2023-2024
The ACS Board of Trustees consists of seven elected voting members: four U.S. Embassy official positions and three at-large positions plus an Ambassador's Representative, an official alternate position, and an at-large alternate position.
Anthony Blenke ( US Ambassador's Representative)
To facilitate the work of the Board of Trustees, regular committees have been formed in accordance with the laws and bylaws of the ACO. These committees hold monthly meetings to ensure the efficient flow of work related to the review of policy and overseeing of finances and capital improvement.
Finance and Capital Improvement Committee
For the current term of the Board of Trustees, an ad hoc task force has been formed with experts to address student support, in terms of learning needs, enrichment needs, and English language learning needs. It is the aim of the Board of Trustees to set the strategic vision of ACS in terms of student support as we move forward.
Meeting Dates 2023-2024
All meetings are on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the Learning Commons unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 pm - Board Meeting
Thursday, October 5, 6:00-8:00 pm - Board Gathering
Friday, October 6, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm - Board Training
Tuesday, October 10, 3:15 pm - ACO # 1 Meeting
Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 pm ACO # 2 Meeting followed by Board Meeting at 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 28, 6:00 pm - Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, 5:30 pm - Board Mid-year Self Evaluation & Superintendent Mid-year Evaluation followed by Board Meeting at 6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 pm - Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 pm - Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 26 (Ramadan), 4:00 pm - Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 30, 3:30 pm - ACO # 1 Meeting, followed by Board Meeting at 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 pm - ACO # 2 & Board Elections
Tuesday, May 28, 6:00 pm - Final Board Meeting/ Handover process & Board Transition (New members attend)
ACO Approved Yearly Budget
Coming soon...approved budget for the 2023-2024 academic year will be posted in September.