Heads Travel Fund
Did you know that the Friends Council has a School Heads Travel Fund that could benefit you?
On behalf of the network of heads of Friends schools, the Friends Council on Education has traditionally held and managed the Heads Travel Fund. The Friends Council makes disbursements from the fund to individual heads according to the guidelines below. The Council also initiates replenishing the fund as needed with contributions from the schools based on school size.
- The school cannot afford to send the head from its own operating expenses.
- The head must travel over 300 miles to attend the heads’ meetings.
- Driving will be reimbursed at the IRS deductible rate and will be paid only up to the cost of the least expensive round-trip flight with a cap of $250.
- Airplane, car rental, or train travel will be reimbursed for economy/coach tickets purchased enough in advance to allow the least expensive fare with a cap of $250.
The School Heads Travel Fund was established for the purpose of assisting heads from schools in need to attend the heads’ gatherings. The fund was started by the schools and is replenished periodically by the schools.
A New Age - Transforming the Pedagogical Paradigm
Fall 2019 Gathering Highlights
Welcoming New Heads of Friends schools
Keynote Jane Fernandes and her team, "The Guilford Edge"
Comradery, Friendship, Community and Renewal
Our featured speaker will be Jane Fernandes, President of Guilford College and a Friends Council Board member. Jane will talk with heads about the newly launched Guilford Edge -- a completely revised curricular and calendar approach -- designed by students -- with a new emphasis on collaboration, real world experiences and student-designed cross disciplinary study. Heads are invited to consider takeaways and how this might impact on their own schools.
Working AgendaThursday, October 24
|For New Heads & Friends Council Board|
|8:00am||New Heads & Friends Council Board of Directors Meetings|
|Annual Gathering of Heads of Schools Begins|
|11:45||Arrivals and lunch with Friends Council Board|
|1:00||Friends Council Business|
|1:30||Jane Fernandes - The Guilford Edge
A Story of Transformation
|3:45||Hot Topics Call Out|
|4:00||Hot Topic Discussions|
|5:30||Dinner & Programmed Discussion|
Friday, October 25
|8:45am||Reconvene & Centering|
|Hot Topics Call Out & Discussions by group|
|11:00||Group Topic review|
|12:00||Planning for next year & Farewells|
SPRING HEADS GATHERING & FRIENDS COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
Greensboro, North Carolina
Arrange hotel now!
DATESOctober 24-25, 2019
Thurs - Fri (Noon-Noon)
1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA 19102
REGISTRATION FEES$150 pp Includes program and meals.
LODGING OPTIONSLe Méridien Philadelphia, $189+ tax
1421 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Book here! 1-888-627-7031 - Ref:
Mini Hotel Code: FCH and Group Code: FR1924
Deadline for special rate:
September 24, 2019