School Governance


Know Thyself School holds its foundation in the Community Meeting, the School’s democratic government. The Community Meeting is the participatory democracy consisting of enrolled students and staff members. The Community Meeting ensure responsibility for all areas of the School’s governance and upholding the values and objectives of KTS. The School’s Community Meeting is responsible for all financial relations, establishing specified roles, committees, clerks and corporations within the School. 


All school members hold one equal vote pertaining to matters in the School. The Community Meeting is held once a week, with all topics and discussions documented.  Each week, the Community Meeting agenda will be posted and available for all staff and students to review and prepare for, for the following week. The School’s staff members all function as responsible administrators, role models, facilitators and teachers. 


Truth & Reconciliation Committee 

The School’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) is a branch of the school’s democratic government that ensures all agreements  of the School are reinforced. The TRC is modeled after indigenous practices of restorative justice and the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of South Africa. Staff and students are equal members of the TRC, and hold one vote in all areas related to the school. Reflecting due process and equality, the TRC maintains and reinforces the laws of the school. This ensures the safety, trust, freedom, and support for all members of the community.






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