At private day schools, boards are composed primarily of parents. What are the pitfalls and strengths of this model? Are their any better alternatives? Are there effective techniques for recruiting trustees outside of the parent community to bring fresh perspectives and insights into the special challenges facing the secondary school market? What advice can you give a Head of School about navigating the tricky path of working with a board that is primarily in his or her backyard. How does the Head work with board members who receive information on the (perceived) strengths and weaknesses of programs and staff members from their kids, from current teachers, and other members of the community - in addition to the provided by the Head of School and senior staff?