All executive powers of the Association are vested in the Board of Governors. Seven voting members of the Board are elected by the Association (comprised of all AES parents and faculty). In addition, the Director of AES is an ex-officio member of the Board and two non-voting members are appointed by the US Ambassador. The Board itself may also elect three honorary members, usually representing the Parent School Association, the Faculty Association and a member of student government.
The Board sets the strategic vision for the school and creates school policies that reflect that vision. It hires the Director, approves budgets and fees, and oversees other fiduciary aspects of the school as defined by the charter and policies.
Community Board meetings and Association meetings are held throughout the year. The dates, times and locations of these meetings are on the website and the school’s Activities Calendar. Agendas are posted in advance of each meeting, and minutes are published afterwards, all on the website.
At the beginning of each year, the Board of Governors invites members of the Association to join various standing Board Committees and short-term task forces to address issues related to school governance. Several committees meet on a monthly basis, and others are formed during the school year to address a particular issue. Association members may serve on Board Committees by appointment of the President and may sometimes be invited to individual meetings to provide expertise on an issue under discussion.