VA-4 Maintaining Good Governance in a Crisis
In the wake of the ravages COVID-19 is wreaking on educational institutions, boarding schools are seeking clarity on legal protections for board members and boards of trustees acting on behalf of schools, especially in the midst of crises. Naturally in new and uncharted territories, many boards instinctively attempt to take more control of daily school operations, put the administration under the microscope, and assert increased scrutiny of every decision because board members are nervous. However, during these times — arguably more than ever — it is critical that boards remain in their governance role and exercise best practices in doing so. The risks of not doing so are considerable.
Kristin SmithAttorney, Fisher Phillips LLP
Scott BrownHead of School, TMI Episcopal School
Susan GueretteAttorney, Fisher Phillips LLP