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Parent Advisory Board

Parent Advisory Board

The Parent Advisory Board (PAB) was established to enable the School to be actively engaged with and supported by a body of advisors to the Pastors and Principal that reinforces the mission and philosophy of the school. The PAB is committed to the ideals of Catholic education, leads by exemplifying a spirit of cooperation and consensus, and serves as a source of counsel on all matters requested by the Pastors and the Principal. The concept of the school advisory board is based on a belief in the importance and power of shared leadership. Through the PAB, parents, faculty, administration, and the community work together to foster excellence in Catholic education. Advisory board members offer their experience and expertise to develop sound fiscal planning, to review and help formulate school policy, to act as a liaison body with local/state officials, assist with long range planning and development and to facilitate a supportive and cohesive relationship with the parish community. This assistance is provided through the function of committees such as: strategic planning, finance, marketing, development/fundraising, enrollment, technology, Catholic identity, and school spirit. The PAB is not responsible for the administration of the school; the focus is on recommending policies and strategies to the Principal and Pastor for their consideration.

Catholic Identity Committee
The purpose of this committee is to plan and implement activities that promote the school’s Catholic identity. This includes supporting school based ministries and sacramental preparation sponsored by the parishes, building strong relations with each of the three parishes, and promoting faith formation among all members of the school community.

Development Committee
The purpose of this committee is to oversee all programs concerning major fundraising, grant writing, endowment, foundation programs, and working with alumni relations.

Finance Committee
The purpose of this committee is to provide guidance in all aspects of the school’s financial management with special emphasis on monitoring operational budges performance through short and long-range financial goals and objectives. The committee’s critical function in financial management emphasizes the mission of the school to drive short and long term financial decisions. This includes providing input in all areas requested by the school administration and the Pastors.

Marketing Committee
The purpose of this committee is to promote school and community relations to enhance and maintain the school’s positive image at all three parishes and in the surrounding communities. This committee works collaboratively with the Enrollment Committee to develop strategies to attract and retain quality students and families.

School Spirit Committee
The purpose of this committee is to plan and implement activities that promote positive relations and involvement among all members of the school community.

Technology Committee
The essential function of the Technology Committee is to ensure that the school has the resources and plans that make effective use of technology in the classroom to provide an educational experience that prepares students to successfully meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century learning and professional life.