On the 14th April
2018 the legal status of the school changed officially from e.V. to GmbH. The
conversion from a registered Association (eingetragener Verein), to a
not for profit limited company (gGmbH) whose shares are held by a
charitable trust (Stiftung) has now been running for half a year. The benefits
of this are twofold:
trust is a legal form that guarantees the continued existence of the school
into the future, guarded over by the Stiftungsaufsicht of the state of
Saxony. The Stiftungsaufsicht is the body which ensures that trusts are
managed within the context of their statutes and in particular with the
declared purposes of the trust, the principal one of which is to maintain and
promote Leipzig International School.
Under the old structure,
the members of the Board of the Verein legally represented the school. This was
less than efficient because the Head of School and the management team make
most of the day-to-day decisions. Under the new structure, the Head of School and the Commercial Director are the legal
representatives of the GmbH, which allows for much more effective
operational and financial management.
The trust (Stiftung Leipzig
International School) has a Board whose tasks are to exercise the rights of the
Trust as the only shareholder of the School, the GmbH, and to support
the school in accordance with the aims set out in its statutes.
The Head of School (David
Smith) and Commercial Director (Thomas Pessara) are looking forward to interacting
with interested parents. They are currently inviting interested parents from
all school sections to contribute to the schools purpose within a new parent
representative format. Parent representatives will have the opportunity to meet
regularly in the future with school management. We are working actively to involve
parents in the development of the school and the activities of the whole school
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