MIS BOARD

GOVERNANCE

Morogoro International School (MIS) is a not-for-profit school and is governed by a Board of Trustees, composed of five to ten volunteers from MIS parents (both past and present), who are elected during the annual general meeting (AGM).

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Board of Trustees

The Board’s role focuses on strategic governance rather than day-to-day operations. The Board sets the strategic direction and goals for MIS and defines school policies. Serving on the Board requires considerable commitment but can be a rewarding volunteering experience with leadership development. We seek volunteers with professional skill sets such as Financial Oversight, Legal Expertise, Education, Strategic Planning, Facility/Environmental planning, Marketing & Communication to bring diversity and expertise to the governance team.

The MIS community takes great pride in the school, its teachers, staff, and students as we celebrate 48 years of global education. We are committed to maintaining high standards in all aspects of our governance practices to uphold MIS’s reputation as a quality institution for teaching and learning for many years to come.

Board Meetings

The Board’s role focuses on strategic governance rather than day-to-day operations. The Board sets the strategic direction and goals for MIS and defines school policies. Serving on the Board requires considerable commitment but can be a rewarding volunteering experience with leadership development. We seek volunteers with professional skill sets such as Financial Oversight, Legal Expertise, Education, Strategic Planning, Facility/Environmental planning, Marketing & Communication to bring diversity and expertise to the governance team.

Annual General Meeting

The next Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at 10:00 am in the Nikitas Hall. All paying parents of children at MIS are recognized as Settlors and can vote and be voted in at AGMs. Any parent can apply to become a Board member as long as there isn’t already a member in the family or are employed by the school, they must be motivated to support the school and the community.

Trustees are voted into available spaces on the Board during a secret ballot at the Annual General Meeting with not more than 10 members forming the Board. A Trustee serves for three years and then must step down but can be re-elected for another three-year term. To qualify as a Trustee you must be either a fee paying parent of an MIS student, or be recommended by the Board for their skills and expertise. Other than the Headteacher a Trustee cannot be employed by MIS.

Interest in Application

Download and fill out the following documents: Application of Interest, and Code of Conduct Declaration. These need to be submitted at the school office at least 1 week prior to the AGM. Elections are by secret ballot and based on seats that are available.

Board Responsibilities

STRATEGIC PLANNING

The Board is responsible for establishing, evaluating and reviewing the mission and strategic direction of MIS.

FINANCE

The Board is responsible for overseeing the financial reporting, control and security of the school. It reviews and approves the annual budget and the annual financial statements.

POLICY

The Board is responsible for the formulation and approval of school policy. The Board is assisted in this task by the Head of School and the Senior Leadership Team.

PERSONNEL

The Board is responsible for hiring, evaluating and developing the Head of School. All other personnel decisions are delegated to the Head of School and the Senior Leadership Team.

CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE

As the school continues to develop and improve, it is imperative that the Board manage the development of the site in a coherent and cost-effective manner.

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Contact

Location: P.O. Box 1015
Morogoro, Tanzania

Phone: +255 715 794 864 (office hours)

Email: headteacher@mis.co.tz

School Hours: Mon-Thu: 7:40am - 2:45pm, Fri: - 12 pm

How it all began

Morogoro International School is one of the oldest genuine international schools in Tanzania having opened its doors to its campus within the grounds of Sokoine University in 1976. It moved to its present site on the edge of the town of Morogoro on the Dodoma road in 1992. Initially a primary school serving a predominately expatriate families, MIS expanded into secondary school education in 2005 with its first cohort of IGCSE exam students sitting in 2010. In August 27th, 2015 we began offering A levels in 6th Form.