Constitution And Bylaws – School Advisory Board
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2017-2018 School Advisory Board
Liz Huckins, Chairperson Elizabeth.Huckins@searshc.com
Lia Douglas firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayde Federighi email@example.com
Margaret Graff firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Heit email@example.com
Christine Jodoin firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Sak email@example.com
Pete Scheffler firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Skonie email@example.com
What is the school board and what is its purpose?
The school board is an active body made up of ten parishioners who are asked to give suggestions and advice to the school principal and parish pastor regarding various school issues. The board sets tuition rates and tracks the budget for the school. The board is also involved in promoting the school, both in the parish and the community at large. The school board is involved in numerous other activities including; long term planning, curriculum updates, school policy, marketing, technology, building maintenance needs, as well as staying abreast of events and issues concerning the Athletic Board and the Home and School boards. It should be noted that the school board does not function as a grievance board, nor does it have a role with staffing issues. The only exception to this is that the board does form a search committee and advise the pastor as to its recommendation should the principal’s position ever become vacant.
How often does the board meet?
The St. Anne School Advisory Board meets once each month (except June and July) as a whole body. Various committees meet as needed throughout the year and report back to the board. In general, meetings are held in the School Conference Room and are open to the public. They are scheduled to start at 7pm on the third Thursday of each month, begin with prayer, and usually last no longer than two hours.
How long is a term?
Each year, three people are selected to fill a three year term. At the end of those three years, the exiting board members are allowed to nominate themselves for the selection process again should they wish to be considered for a new term on the board and these three exiting members will serve as the nominating committee for the new members replacing them. The president is selected by the board to a one year position. The immediate past president of the board is asked to stay on the board for a final year as an advisor and non-voting member. Thus, there are usually ten board members at any given time.
Who is qualified to be a school board member?
Anyone who is an adult parishioner of St. Anne who is in good standing meets the requirements to be on the school board. Board members do not need to have children in the school nor do they need to have children at all. It is desirable for the nominee to have an interest in promoting Catholic education and has the enthusiasm to bring their talents and skills with them to the board. The board always has a need for people with financial, legal and accounting skills. Talent or background in public relations, teaching and school administration is also valuable. Perhaps most important, however, is a desire to get involved with, and work for, our outstanding school.
Please note that all adult volunteers in the school (including board members) are asked to undergo a routine screening process conducted by the Archdiocese. This is done very simply over the internet and takes a only few minutes to complete. Please contact the school office for more information.
How does the selection process work?
The current policy stipulates that each year the pastor may make an appointment from among the parishioners. The school board then makes the other two (or three as the case may be) appointments from among those who have applied and nominated themselves for board consideration. Each of these appointments is done after prayerful discernment. (Discussions and names are kept confidential).
We hope you consider submitting your name to become a St. Anne School Advisory Board member. The board is educational, engaging, and always in need of caring and motivated individuals. Please contact the school office or a School Advisory Board member if you have questions. Thank you for your consideration.
The St Anne School Advisory Board