Board of Directors
Christian Heritage Academy is an independent, parent-governed school, and all current CHA parents, administrators, and full-time faculty and staff, are automatically members of the Christian Heritage Academy Association. Though not affiliated with a denomination or organization, we cherish our unity in Christ and praise God for His faithfulness throughout our school’s history. Many Christian churches are represented among our student body, diverse in practice, yet unified in the truth and supremacy of God’s Word.
The Association typically meets twice per year (fall and spring) when the Board of Directors reports on the state of the school and brings items before the Association for their vote. Key responsibilities of the Association include the election of nominated candidates to the Board of Directors, approval of the annual budget, and other matters as they may arise. Members of the Association may serve on various committees and commissions as established by the Board of Directors.
CHA Board of Directors is the governing body of the school. Board members, whose numbers range from nine to fifteen, annually elect officers to serve as President, Vice Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. Members of the Board may also serve as chairs and members of various committees/commissions. The CHA Bylaws spell out the primary functions of the Board:
“The affairs, business and all legal matters of the Corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors, including responsibility for strategic planning, policy making, fundraising, budget oversight, spiritual leadership and directing the Head of School. The Board of Directors shall help set the spiritual tone for the school. Members of the Board of Directors shall individually and corporately pray for the administration, faculty, staff, parents and children of the school. They will be inclined to prayer, ever mindful of their own dependence upon God for His grace and wisdom manifest in their leadership.”
The President attends all meetings of the Board of Directors, and works closely with the Board, functioning as executive adviser and administrative leader of the school.
The Board of Directors meets regularly to review the direction and accomplishments of CHA. It delegates its responsibilities and authority to the President and certain Committees. Commissions, and Task Forces may also established by the Board and/or President. These groups may include representation from staff and Association members. Committees may be authorized by the Board of Directors to act its behalf. Commissions and Task Forces are advisory groups and provide recommendations to the Board and/or Head of School for review and consideration. All actions are subject to applicable laws and State mandates for private schools. As an accredited member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), CHA is committed to fulfilling the accreditation program requirements of that organization as well.