The concept of the Leadership Team was the idea of Mr. Raymond Kabbaz Founder, and then President, more than thirty years ago. In the early days of the school, the school Founder, Mr. Raymond Kabbaz, met with the Heads of Campus as well as the General Supervisor once a week to discuss all daily school related matters. As the number of campuses expanded, Mr. Kabbaz believed that the Heads of campuses should be aware of events associated with all campuses. He instituted our current Leadership Team structure whereby Heads of campuses meet once a week to discuss all relevant school business.
The Lycee nine (9) member Leadership Team is comprised of the school Headmaster, Heads of Campuses, The Dean of Faculty and General Supervisor. Two trustees of the Board of Trustees (President and Secretary) are members of the Leadership Team, but while serving on the Leadership Team act only in the capacity of school Headmaster and Director. The Leadership Team provides oversight of all school programs, including students' educational progression, professional development, curriculum policies and development, faculty/staff credentials and employment, public relations, faculty evaluations, assessment of student test outcomes, procurement of instructional resources and materials, student discipline and employee dispute resolution.
The school leadership convenes every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. and meetings continue as long as necessary, averaging 2-3 hours in duration. As the principal governing body, the Leadership Team delegates and administrates most aspects of the school program and curriculum. Campus Heads are responsible for the operations at their respective campuses. They facilitate the enactment of school policies and are responsible for managing teaching faculty, students, supervisors, administrative and custodial staff associated with their school. Additionally, they work closely with teachers, supervisors, parents as well as other members of the school community to ensure the smooth execution of the school mission.
Weekly Leadership Team meetings enable our school to rapidly respond to local and national trends and considerations and serve as an incubator for important planning sessions where Leadership Team members share ideas and develop strategies for future school development. These meetings are utilized as a means to continually assess our school’s relevance to our mission and stakeholders’ expectations.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Lycee Francais de Los Angeles Board of Trustees is comprised of six (6) trustees who are dedicated and loyal to the school’s mission and educational objectives. Each of the trustees contributes to the school based on their professional expertise, or other qualities that they are willing to share toward the continuing success of our school. Primary functions of the board include reviewing financial reports, addressing matters associated with major school resource expenditures, and long range planning.