ISY Board of Trustees

ISY Board Elections, 2024

Communications Office

The ISY Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 6:30 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room. The purpose of the AGM is to present an overview of the 2023-24 school year and to elect new members to the Board of Trustees.

Two positions on the ISY Board of Trustees will be up for election at the Annual General Meeting. Profiles of the candidates and videos for this year’s election can be seen below. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance of the school. This includes articulating long-term vision, setting policy, safeguarding financial integrity, and protecting the school from risk. The Board also adopts the annual budget, sets tuition and fee scales, and approves major facilities improvement projects. Finally, the Board selects, hires, supports, and evaluates the ISY Director, who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school. Successful candidates will serve a two-year term ending May 2026. If you or someone you know has the time and dedication to contribute to the ISY Board of Trustees, please consider running for election, or encouraging a friend or colleague to run. The Board Member Profile can be found here.

Candidates must be nominated, in writing, by two other Association members. All parents and guardians are Association members. Candidates must also submit a brief bio statement, which will be posted to this board election blog. Completed nomination and candidate statement forms should be returned to Swe Zin Aye at saye@isyedu.org, by April 24, 2024.

In advance of the AGM, each candidate will also post a two-minute introductory video which will be posted on the Board Election Blog. Videos should be sent to the communications office at communications@isyedu.org, no later than Wednesday, April 24. Beginning on Monday, April 29, Association members will be able to view this information on the board election blog. 

In-person voting will occur at the AGM on Monday, May 13, 2024. If you cannot attend, please complete the Absentee Ballot Declaration Form and the Absentee Ballot sheet. These will be available to complete from April 29, 2024 until May 13, 2024 from Swe Zin Aye at the ISY, ‘B’ Building. The Absentee Ballot Declaration Form and the Absentee Ballot sheet must be completed in ‘B’ Building at ISY.

Successful candidates will serve a two-year term ending in May 2026. Board members are expected to participate in all Board events including: four regular meetings per year, an annual retreat in September, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May, ad-hoc fundraising initiatives, the ISY graduation ceremony, and Committee meetings as appropriate. Board members also sign and adhere to the ISY Board of Trustees Code of Conduct (part of the board member profile document) and Conflict of Interest policy. For more information on these documents or the candidate process, please contact Board Secretary, Sao Thanda Noi at saothandanoi@gmail.com .

 

Please note:

  • ISY Board policy states that no nationality can make up more than 50% of the governing body. Taking into account the existing makeup of the board, only one of the newly elected positions can be a Myanmar national.
  • Each ISY Association Member (who is a parent with a child currently enrolled at ISY) may vote for two candidates.