Board Updates and News
Maranatha Files New Articles and By-Laws
August 5, 2013
The Board of Trustees is happy to announce that it recently approved changes to its primary corporate documents. The documents had not been updated for many years. As a result of these changes, Maranatha has now been classified by the State of California as a religious organization. Previously, Maranatha had been classified as a public benefit corporation. Other changes include the elimination of membership included in the corporation (membership ceased being a legal requirement in 1980) and establishing the position of Headmaster.
The board has been reviewing its governance and board policies. It is part of the board’s focus on ensuring that Maranatha’s vision, mission and core values are consistent with who we are and are clearly communicated. Furthermore, we believe the classification of Maranatha provides some legal benefits for us primarily in employment related matters. In order to facilitate the transition back to being a policy board, the board is also reviewing its board policies. We believe that these changes will help us take the next steps in our mission to be a center for a quality college preparatory education intentionally anchored to the Christian faith.
If anyone in the Maranatha community wishes to review the revised corporate documents, please make an appointment with Jane Tawel in the Headmaster’s office.
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