The governance structure at YIS consists of the Board of Directors , the Board of Trustees and the Auditors. There are clear distinctions between the roles and responsibilities of each group. In simple terms:
- The Head of School and other school employees manage the school’s day-to-day operations and implement school policy.
- The Board of Directors, which is elected at the Annual General Meeting , oversees the Head of School, provides strategic direction for the school and sets school policy.
- The Board of Trustees must approve major actions taken by the school (sale of assets, etc.), and generally acts as an oversight body for the Board of Directors.
- The Auditors must also approve major actions taken by the school (sale of assets, etc.), and generally play an oversight role for both the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. In addition, they are responsible for submitting an annual report regarding the financial and management status of the school to the prefectural government.
We encourage parents and alumni to play an active role in the school’s governance through membership on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees and participation in the Annual General Meeting.