Boards of Trustees Duty to Adopt Policies Protecting Students

A key principle underlying the Josephson vs. Archer lawsuit was to clarify the responsibility of the Archer Board of Trustees to assure that policies and procedures were adopted and implemented to protect students intentional, negligent or irresponsible harm caused by school administrators, staff, faculty and board members. A new California law (effective January 1, 2015) makes it very clear that, …

Comparing the Archer Board of Trustees and Marlborough’s Board

The commentary, Tale of Two Schools reveals the dramatically different responses of the Archer Board and Head of School to charges of impropriety and the approach taken by the Archer Board of Trustees. While the Marlborough Board conscientiously fulfilled its legal and ethical responsibilities by investigating fully and issuing a public report as did the head of school by voluntarily resigning, Archer’s Board  ignored …