Board of Trustees

Every charter school in New York is governed by its own non-profit board of trustees. The ACCS board is comprised of volunteers whose main responsibilities include setting policy for the school and ensuring the school meets its obligations stated in the charter. Unique among charter schools, Albany Community Charter School allocates on seat on the board for the parent of a currently enrolled student. This helps ensure that all decisions are made in the context of serving students.

The Board of Trustees is also responsible for the creating and enforcing policies governing the school including school’s student discipline policy, staff code of conduct, school budget, facilities and financial operations.

Each member of the board of trustees of Albany Community commits to the following:

    • Belief in and support of the mission and design of ACCS.
    • An expectation that all children can learn and can accomplish high academic achievement regardless of race, income, family background, religion, gender, or previous behavior.
    • Willingness to volunteer for individual assignments on behalf of and by the board, including service on committees and fundraising endeavors.