San Antonio Christian School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity whose mission is to partner with families to provide students a Christ-centered education while fostering a life of faith and service. The School follows the Carver Model of corporate governance for nonprofit organizations. The School operates in accordance with its bylaws and decision making is governed by school policies. The day to day operations of the school are managed by the Superintendent and Upper and Lower School Principals. The Board of Directors is comprised of parent volunteers that are tasked with policy development and oversight including:
- Establish and evaluate the vision and mission of the School
- Establish the policies for operating the School
- Approve an annual operating budget and to determine tuition and fees
- Hire and review the performance of the Superintendent
- Establish, curtail, eliminate, or add grades to the School
- Approve contracts or financial obligations
This form of governance is different from many organizations in that it provides a check and balance of authority within the school. When addressing any problems, questions or issues, we follow the Matthew 18 principle which is to meet with the teacher first, if the problem is not resolved, then meet with the principal, if the problem is not resolved, meet with the Superintendent. If the matter cannot be resolved at the Superintendent level and violates school policy, the family may appeal the decision to the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is comprised of nine volunteers who meet monthly or, as needed, to provide oversight and establish policies for the administration of the school. New directors are elected per the school policy which was set up at the inception of the school in 1972. Directors are nominated and voted on by the Board. This nomination process is unlike public school systems that have an election of a school board which tends to lead to a more political process.
A member of the Board of Directors is based on the qualifications of an elder as set forth in I Timothy 3 and Titus 1:5-9. He is to be a man above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money, one who manages his own household well and keeps his children under control with all dignity, not a new convert, of good reputation with those outside the church, having children not accused of dissipation or rebellion, not self-willed, not quick tempered, not fond of sordid gain, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, holding fast to the Word, able to exhort in sound doctrine, and able to refute those who contradict.
To be nominated the Board looks for men that are involved in the school as a volunteer, especially if they have served on one of the seven school committees or the SACS Foundation. Our current Board of Directors include:
- Bruce Johnson, Chairman
- Colin Blair, Vice-Chairman
- Court Allen, Secretary
- Al Philippus, Treasurer
- Danny Earl
- Steve Lyon
- Jon McDowell
- Trey Moore
- JJ Trevino
Please feel free to come to a Board meeting on the second Wednesday of every month and meet these men that serve as directors. We are always looking for parents that care about the school and want to be involved.
We believe that God is sovereign and the source of all truth. He has revealed Himself to man through the Bible, through Jesus and through His creation. Parents have the God given responsibility to train their children in a manner that develops Godly character. SACS aspires to be the Christ-centered, private school of choice in the San Antonio area providing an excellent value in pre-kinder to 12th grade Christian education, a secure environment, and a sustaining ministry to generations of faithful graduates to the glory of God.