Governance

Ensuring the ongoing operations of the school is the responsibility of the parents. All parents are members of the Association, which meets in a General Assembly twice each year. The Association members elect members to the 10-member Executive Board and to a 3-member Auditing Committee. The Executive Board meets eight times per year plus two General Assemblies.

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Click here to learn how you can Make A Difference and join the Executive Board or Auditing Committee.

Executive Board

The School is governed by a 10-member Executive Board, eight of whom are elected by the Parents' Association that sponsors the School, one who is appointed by the U.S. Ambassador, and the Director (ex-officio). Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School is incorporated under Austrian law and is affiliated with the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State.

The Executive Board sets general policies and is responsible for hiring the School Director, who oversees the operations of the school. Times and dates of meetings are listed on the school calendar and in Scoops.


Members

Name
Role
Term Ends
Danielle Dahlstrom Member June 2021
Kirsten Detrick Chair June 2021
Sirin Kont Member June 2020
Lutz Kranz Member June 2020
Matthew Leder Secretary June 2020
Hristo Mitchkovski Member June 2021
Stephen Razidlo Ex-officio / Director
Alison Shorter-Lawrence US Ambassador's Appointee / Vice-Chair
Beat Siffert Treasurer June 2021
Bernhard Zwantschko Member June 2020
Jan Jones Faculty Liaison

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Board Meetings and Documents

The Executive Board generally meets on the third Tuesday of the month in the Secondary Library. Agendas, minutes, and other documents may be found in the AIS Parent Portal.

Board Meeting Dates

Sep. 24, 2019 - General & Executive Sessions

Oct. 15, 2019 - Executive Session

Nov. 19, 2019 - Executive Session

Dec. 17, 2019 - General & Executive Sessions

Jan. 14, 2020 - Director-Board Coffee

Jan. 21, 2020 - General Session

Feb. 11, 2020 - Winter General Assembly

Mar. 17, 2020 - Executive Session

Apr. 7, 2020 - General Session

May 12, 2020 - Spring General Assembly & Executive Session

June 9, 2020 - Executive & Reorganization Session

Portal Login

Telephone Directory, Parent Teacher Conferences, Online Gradebook, Board Info, and Cafeteria Balance.

Veracross Portal

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Auditing Committee

The Auditing Committee is the internal control of the Association. It is elected by and reports to the General Assembly. The members are:

  • Christian Bruckner
  • Albert Hannak
  • Elena Popescu-Munteanu