School Advisory Board
Purpose & Areas of Responsibility
By its nature, the board is advisory. It is accountable to the pastor and to the principal in its operation. It agrees to follow the policies and administrative procedures of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Office of Catholic Schools.
The advisory board is a leadership group within the ministry of Catholic schooling. As such, the responsibilities include:
Members agree that they will use their talents, gifts and insights for the common good of the community to promote the mission and goals of Catholic education. They will defer their personal agendas in order to discern with other members the issues, concerns and challenges they face in meeting the educational needs of the students. Not only will they take seriously their role as advisors to the pastor and principal, but also they will accept the conditions of membership on the advisory board, namely, the Code of Ethics, which describes the parameters of their collaboration and responsibility. The members model the faith community to its constituents. They promote respect between and among each other, acknowledge the various views of each member, discern with each other in an open and collaborative manner and support the decisions approved by the board. The advisory board functions only when it is in session. This relieves them of “being on duty” at social or school events, or when they meet other members in the community. The members understand that they are part of the parish community and that the school is a vital part of the parish community as well. Each member is a public relations agent of the school. It is a privilege to serve as a member of the advisory board. The members are valued because of their expertise, the support that they give to Catholic education and their generosity in sharing their talents with other members.
For the 2012-2013 School Year, the School Advisory Board Officers will be:
President - Raul Ortiz
Vice President - Mark Staunton
Treasurer - Mark Gilhuly
Secretary - Katie Kupka
Mike Hill, Nancy Jaykowski, Mary Ann Wilkens
Presently the School Board holds monthly meetings on Tuesdays in the Band/Kindermusik Room.
Beginning in March 2008, the School Advisory Board has begun planning and preliminary training to transition to a Board of Specified Jurisdiction, a transition required by the Archdiocese of Chicago.