Burundi Youth For Christ, which serves as the steward of the founding Christian Mission, Vision and Philosophy of GIA, shall hold ultimate veto power over any board action which would cause GIA to depart from the founding Christian vision, mission and philosophy. The BYFC Board entrusts the day-to-day governance of the school to the GIA Board of Management. The business and financial affairs of the School shall be managed by the GIA Board of Management who may exercise all such powers of the School and do all such lawful acts and things as are not (by statute or by these Bylaws) directed or required to be exercised or done by the Administration.
Qualification; Number; Term.
Each person nominated and elected a Board Member of the School shall be a practicing Christian over the age of thirty (30) and subscribes to the GIA’s Mission, Vision, Philosophy, and Statement of Faith. The number of Board Membership of the School is not to exceed 8 (8) or be below eight (6). A maximum of 7 Board Members shall be voting members of the Board and elected and/or nominated pursuant to the provisions in the Board Policy Manual. The eighth Board Member shall be the Headmaster of the School who shall serve as the Secretary to the Board (by virtue of his position) and shall serve as a non-voting member – ex-officio. The Board of Management discusses and provides guidance concerning large and overarching decisions at GIA. The Board of Management is the ultimate authority for the school and is responsible for the continued well-being, spirituality, and excellence of the education available to the students. A minimum 6 board members shall constitute a voting quorum.