Issues Concerning the
|September, 1999||The International School of Geneva celebrates its 75th anniversary.|
|September, 1999||Jean-Jacques Streuli assumes post of interim Director General.|
|September, 2000||Donald Billingsley joins the school administration.|
|October, 2000||Governing Board decides to move all secondary-school programmes to a new campus.|
|November, 2000||Extraordinary Consultative General Assembly called by the Parent-Teachers Association to voice its disapproval and to address the lack of consultation by the Board in making this decision.|
|December, 2000||John Boggs assumes the post of Governing Board Chairman after the resignation of a number of Board members including the Chairman. Board reaffirms its plans to construct a new campus by publicly announcing an architectural competition. Board vacancies are filled by appointments.|
|January, 2001||Donald Billingsley assumes the post of Director General.|
|May, 2001||Annual Consultative General Assembly. Appointed members confirmed to the Governing Board.|
|February, 2002||New contract signed with the teachers association.|
|February, 2002||Extraordinary Consultative General Assembly called to address the censure of a teacher by the Director General based on fabricated documents. Other management issues are raised in a sometimes heated discussion. Board fails a vote of confidence by a margin of 80% (opposed) to 10% (in favour). John Boggs declares the vote invalid.|
|May 28, 2002||Annual Consultative General Assembly. Governing Board announces a school-wide referendum to be held in June, 2002 to certify the current Board composition.|
This section includes information compiled by the Committee of Concerned Community Members of the International School of Geneva and other community organizations.
The wide geographic distribution of International School alumni throughout the world is being supported by a web-based survey, created to give all alumni a voice in the June, 2002 referendum. This survey is open to all members of the school community, including parents, students, and staff as well as the alumni membership.
This survey is on the record, with each participant identified by name, location, and their relationship with our school. Upon completion of the survey, all participants had the opportunity to modify their comments up until the referendum closing date.
The survey was completed on Monday, 24 June at 18:00 GMT.
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