QSI Advisory Board

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide a conduit of information and concerns to and from the school administration and by extension QSI management.  Executive sessions or discussions of the Advisory Board may include sensitive or confidential matters that a Director will discuss only with the Advisory Board members.

 

Objectives and Activities of the Advisory Board shall include the following:

  • Communicate ideas and concerns of parents and the community to the Director of the QSI school.
  • Give recommendations with a view to formulating policies.
  • Give advice and assistance concerning the school’s relations with the host government.
  • Help to maintain a positive image of the QSI school in the community.
  • Review the annual budget.
  • Periodically review expenditures during the school year.
  • Be responsible for the scholarship policy, including revisions and implementation.
  • Be actively involved in Advisory Board approved fund-raising efforts.

 

The Advisory Board of QSI International School of Bratislava

 

Mr. Daniel Blaho (USA)

Director of QSI International School of Bratislava                     

Bratislava, Slovakia

 

Mr. Martin Hustaty (Slovakia)                                         

EVOPHARM 

Bratislava, Slovakia

 

Mr. Pavel Karasev (Russia)    

Allianz Group

Bratislava, Slovakia

 

Mr. Dan Owen (USA)

Director of Instruction 

Bratislava, Slovakia

 

Mrs. Eva Hromadkova (Slovakia)                                     

Attorney

Bratislava, Slovakia
 
Mrs. Elizabeth Sewall (USA)

US Embassy 

Bratislava, Slovakia

 

 

 
Mr. Justin Carr (USA)

US Embassy 

Bratislava, Slovakia

 

 

 

                                                                                   

ADVISORY BOARD POLICY: 

Each QSI school forms an Advisory Board. Official Articles of Organization and ByLaws must be prepared by QSI and signed by appropriate signatories prior to the formal appointment of the Advisory Board members. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide a conduit of information and concerns to and from the school administration and by extension QSI management. Executive sessions or discussions of the Advisory Board may include sensitive or confidential matters that a Director will discuss only with the Advisory Board members. These Executive Sessions will also include once each year an opportunity for the Advisory Board to meet with the QSI Regional Supervisor in order to provide feedback regarding school Director performance and relationship within the school community.

 

ADVISORY BOARD GUIDELINES:

It is the responsibility of each QSI School Director to investigate potential members for possible conflicts of interest before making recommendations to the QSI President for appointment to the Advisory Board, and to monitor and report conflicts of interest during their tenure to their Regional Supervisor in a timely manner. It is normal for the US Ambassador to identify one member from the US Embassy to be on the school’s Advisory Board for QSI schools in a city that has an American Embassy. Directors should only recommend to the President candidates for the Advisory Board that are influential in the school community, usually holding key positions in their company or organization. Parents employed in the home are be encouraged to be involved in the PSG and not be appointed to the Advisory Board. QSI Employees (including their family members), with the exception of the relevant QSI School Director, are not allowed to serve on QSI Advisory Boards. Scholarship parents are not recommended to be on the Advisory Board, and it is limited such that only one scholarship parent can be allowed at any time to be a member of the Advisory Board. Scholarship parents will not participate in the discussions considering the granting of scholarships.

 

FORMATION OF THE ADVISORY BOARD:

1. The Advisory Board consists of from six to ten members who reside in the city wherethe QSI school is located. QSI International School of Bratislava

2. Members are jointly appointed by the Director of the QSI school and the President of QSI. QSI Directors will notify the QSI President with a recommendation for approval of a potential new advisory board member. Directors will: Send the names of the potential advisory board candidates to the QSI President for approval prior to seeking candidates’ interest or desire to serve on the board. for final approval.

3. The Advisory Board will have a minimum of four (4) meetings during the school year, according to the school’s By-Laws. However, it is expected that each school will have at least six (6) meetings each year.

4. Married couples cannot be members jointly on the Advisory Board; only one member of a couple may hold this position.

5. Neither teachers, teacher’s spouse, nor the Director’s spouse are Advisory Board members, and they do not attend advisory board meetings.

6. The length of a term on the Advisory Board shall be two years or less, but more than one year. The term expires on 30 June.

7. A member may be appointed for additional two year terms. 8. The Director of the QSI school is a member and is Chairman of the Advisory Board.

9. Each October, QSI Directors will notify the QSI President for approval of possible Advisory Board members. A listing of the approved Advisory Board will be submitted to QSI Headquarters. Letters of appointment, reappointment, or letters of appreciation will be prepared for appropriate members and sent to the

 

PROCEDURES FOR THE ACTIVE ADVISORY BOARD:

1. Advisory Board meetings shall be called by the Chairman. Not less than five days notice shall be given in writing, specifying the time and place of meeting.

2. The members shall meet no less than four times each school year. The expectation is to have six (6) meetings during the school year.

3. Procedures of the Advisory Board are based on the By-laws and Articles of Organization of the school.

4. Advisory Board meetings are not open, public meetings.

5. The chairman of the Advisory Board, Director, may invite guests based on special circumstances.

6. The Director of Instruction, for those schools that have one, is expected to attend Advisory Board meetings to give reports, but is not considered an official Advisory Board member.

7. Minutes of Advisory Board meetings are to be sent to QSI Headquarters and copied to the Regional Supervisor.

8. The minutes of Advisory Board meetings are a matter of record for its members. It is not common practice to circulate the Advisory Board minutes to the school community.

9. A summary of Advisory Board minutes may be mentioned in a weekly newsletter. QSI International School of Bratislava This provides reliable and positive content for communication.

10. Objectives and Activities of the Advisory Board shall include the following:

a. Communicate ideas and concerns of parents and the community to the Director of the QSI school.

b. Give recommendations with a view to formulating policies.

c. Give advice and assistance concerning the school’s relations with the host government.

d. Help to maintain a positive image of the QSI school in the community.

e. Review the annual budget.

f. Periodically review expenditures during the school year.

g. Be responsible for the scholarship policy, including revisions and implementation. h. Be actively involved in Advisory Board approved fund raising efforts.