FIS is governed by a Board of Trustees, whose responsibility it is to hold the school in trust, taking the necessary steps to ensure that the school’s mission is fulfilled now and in the future. The Board accomplishes this task by providing strategic direction, defining desired outcomes, governing through policy and monitoring overall progress. At all times the Board works to show diversity in discussion but unity in action.
The Board consists of 12 members: six current FIS parents, elected by the parent community; five members from the wider community who are appointed by the Board; and one faculty member elected by the faculty. All members serve a two-year term. In addition, for the 2012-2013 school year there is one honorary board member.
The Board meets at least six times a year and members of the FIS community are encouraged to attend the meetings. In addition, the Board operates through a committee system, with five committees meeting regularly to set annual goals, make policy recommendations, and provide regular reports to the Board.
Articles of Association
The legal entity of the school is embodied in the Articles of Association which are registered with the Amtsgericht Frankfurt (local court). Changes in the articles must be approved by the association at a general membership meeting according to legal guidelines and approved by the court before they take effect.