Overseeing and Serving the Mission of Martin Luther School
The MLS School Board meets monthly to plan and oversee the operation of Immanuel’s mission outreach, Martin Luther School. MLS is a fully-accredited Christian Day School, serving students and their families from 2 years old through 8th grade. The school board consists of the board chairperson and school principal, plus several others from our church, school, and community.
School Board Responsibilities
as outlined in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Constitution and Bylaws:
29.0 CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL BOARD AND CHAIRPERSON
In addition to the chairperson, the Christian Day School Board shall consist of whatever additional members the chairperson recommends for appointment by the Church Council. At least two members of the board shall be parents of Day School students. The principal shall serve as an advisory member of the School Board.
It shall be the responsibility of the chairperson of the Christian Day School Board and the duty of the board to:
29.1 Oversee the Congregation’s Christian Day School and its mission of ensuring that its students are nurtured in their Christian faith, that their God-given abilities are developed by educating the whole child, and that they are prepared for daily living and discipleship.
29.2 Serve as a liaison between the Congregation and the school and between the school and its families to communicate and promote the school’s mission, goals and objectives, and to communicate its policies, accomplishments, needs, and the like to all concerned.
29.3 Oversee the principal, as administrative head of the school, expect the principal to implement school policies established by the Congregation and Christian Day School Board, and to report regularly to the School Board regarding administrative activity.
29.4 Assist the principal by adopting a list of administrative duties, and by preparing and sharing with him or her an annual evaluation.
29.5 Oversee the selection of appropriate educational materials to ensure that they support and are in accordance with the beliefs and values of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the standards of the school’s accreditation, and the rules and regulations of the State of Missouri.
29.6 Facilitate the calling of commissioned ministers to serve as teachers, employ contract teachers subject to the approval of the Church Council, contract other needed personnel as budgeted for the school, and oversee and support all school workers in their duties.
29.7 Review, annually, all school workers’ salaries and benefits, and recommend needed changes.
29.8 Manage its budget.