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Board of Trustees Overview

The Board of Trustees consists of up to 21 members from both inside and outside of the immediate school community. Nominees for these positions are selected by a nominating committee composed of Board members and are subsequently approved by the entire Board. From a variety of sources, the committee solicits candidates who will be representative of EBI’s community and have demonstrated a strong affiliation with the school.

Committees

New members are elected for terms of three years and can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. The President of the EBIPA and the Head of School attend all meetings but are non-voting members. The Board members elect a chair, vice-chair, secretary, and treasurer who serve two year terms (renewable). The Board normally holds eleven meetings a year and all Board members serve on at least one sub-committee of the board. 

In keeping with National Association of Independent Schools best practices, EBI’s Board of Trustees has both standing and ad-hoc sub-committees. The latter are convened on an as-needed-basis.

Strategic Plan

The EBI Strategic Plan 2015-2020 charts the course for our work to advance the EBI Mission and Core Values over the next five years. It is the culmination of sustained effort and collaboration from every sector of the EBI community that began in the spring of 2013. Through the strategic planning process, the EBI Board of Trustees (BOT) partnered with families, faculty, staff and students to gain a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations commonly held by our various stakeholders.

Facilities Master Plan

A master plan is a living document consisting of a set of guiding principles and facility projects that will align EBI’s built environment with its strategic vision. This document serves as a road map for the construction and development of our Emeryville Campus that will be regularly reassessed at decision-making junctures.The master plan also served as a feasibility study to show whether a full EBI PK-8th grade program could "fit" on the San Pablo Campus. While the timing included in the master plan was fairly optimistic, with the benefit of the Alcatraz lease, we view the four-building master plan as a "long term" solution. In the meantime, we are fortunate to be able to continue as a two campus school. Year-to-year configurations of which students are learning where are determined to best meet the needs of the program as the school grows and middle school expands, and as new buildings become feasible.