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Lafayette School

Board Opportunity
OrganizationLafayette School
Contact Emailjomalley@lafayetteschoolcville.org
Contact Phone Number(434) 589-2370
Primary Focus AreaEducation
Service AreasAugusta, Albemarle, Buckingham, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Orange, Other
Service Area OtherHanover
Year Organization Established1999
Number of Paid Staff8
Current Operating Budget990,000
Board Meeting FrequencyLafayette School Board of Directors Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm.
City In Which Board Meetings Are HeldVirtually

Desired skills, perspectives, experiences, and characteristics of new board members

Lafayette School is looking for a board member who is passionate about our mission, shares our values, and works with us to realize our vision.

At this time, we are hoping to add board members with legal skills, especially education, contract, and human resources law.  We are also interested in adding a board member who has experience or is knowledgeable about small business.   While these skills are greatly welcome, they are not mandatory.  Above all else, Lafayette School is interested in developing a board that reflects the full scope of diversity in our community.

Annual Time Commitment (including committee meetings, special events, work outside the board, etc.)

Lafayette School Board of Directors Meetings is on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm via Zoom.

We welcome you to our open session.

Is a minimum financial contribution required?

No

Prior Board experience preferred?

No

Does the Board have term limits?

No

Additional Information

Lafayette School is a 501C3 private, non-profit school, established in August 1999 in Charlottesville, VA. We serve children and adolescents with diagnosed emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders in a therapeutic day school environment who have often struggled to maintain or succeed in their home schools. We are the only therapeutic day school in our area!

We provide educational and therapeutic services for students in grades K-12; therapeutic services including yoga, art therapy, and horseback riding, just to name a few. We partner with local school systems and community members in providing an alternative day-school setting that focuses not only on academics but on the overall emotional or behavioral issues often underlying academic failures. We serve Central Virginia students from the surrounding localities, including Albemarle, Augusta, Charlottesville (city),  Fluvanna, Hanover, Green, and Louisa counties, with a capacity for 24 total students.

​Lafayette School is founded on the principle that many youths with emotional, and behavioral disruptions can be effectively treated and educated in their home community with an intensive structured program that combines special education with therapeutic intervention. ​

Does The Organization have Directors & Officer's insurance?

Yes

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