Tulsa Christian Education Corporation (TCEC), an Oklahoma corporation, does business as "Metro Christian Academy" and is a not for profit organization pursuant to Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (3).
The Board of Trustees of TCEC consists of three to fifteen members who serve staggered terms of office. TCEC operated under a Policy Governance model that allows the Board of Trustees to focus on shaping and setting written direction for the school and clearly delineating the organizational vision and outcome. Policy Governance provides a structure that allows the Board to increase its focus on organizational results by setting high expectations for the headmaster and school administrators. The Board is responsible for charting the course the school, rather than directing the steps of the day-to-day operations. The Trustees provide strategic leadership that is objective, measurable, and accountable for the policy and values of the organization.
The Officers of TCEC consist of the Chairman of the Board, Chairman-Elect, one corporate secretary, one treasurer, and such other officers as the Board may determine. The Headmaster serves as the chief executive and superintending officer of Metro Christian Academy and performs the duties and responsibilities, which implement the strategic vision of the Board.
All regular Board meetings are open to parents, patrons, teachers, and students of Metro Christian Academy, and the agenda includes an opportunity for comments from those in attendance. Personnel matters and other matters which, by a two-thirds vote of the Trustees present and voting, are deemed to be private, will be addressed in Executive Session with the attendance of only invited guests.
Board meetings are held monthly, and a schedule of meetings and the agenda for meetings can be obtained from the Headmaster's office. Advisory Board Members also attend Board meetings, and fully participate in the discussions and deliberations of the Board, as non-voting members.
Facts about the Board of Trustees:
- Trustees are elected by parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in school.
- Trustees are not paid for their services.
- The Trustees are a policy-making body, not an administrative one. They are not charged with the day-to-day operation of the school. The Trustees employ the Headmaster to carry out the day-to-day operations of the school.
- Trustees have no authority to make decisions outside of an official Trustee meeting. In other words, they only have power as a "body" and are not authorized to take personal or "unilateral" action. (An individual Trustee cannot look into unfair grading, or get students' schedules changed, etc.)
- The Trustees do not take action on items that do not appear on the agenda.
- Trustees are committed to policies benefiting the entire school, not to single issue agendas.