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Extending our Base of Support. Boards of Limited Jurisdiction. Governance in the Church Board Responsibilities Make-up of the Board Duties of Board Members Role of pastor/canonical administrator Meetings Committees Other Considerations. What’s in here. Vatican II principles:

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Extending our base of support

Extending our Base of Support

Boards of Limited Jurisdiction


What s in here

Governance in the Church

Board Responsibilities

Make-up of the Board

Duties of Board Members

Role of pastor/canonical administrator

Meetings

Committees

Other Considerations

What’s in here


Governance in the church

  • Vatican II principles:

    • Subsidiarity

    • Collegiality

      History of Catholic schools in the US

      Evolution of the Governance of Catholic schools

      the first boards

      the advisory councils

      boards of limited jurisdiction

Governance in the Church


Consultative vs limited jurisdiction

Consultative Vs. Limited Jurisdiction

  • Consultative

    • Non-binding advice

    • Pastor promulgates

    • No/low accountability

  • Limited Jurisdiction

    • Binding Decisions

    • Self-promulgating

    • High accountability


Board responsibilities

Attend to Mission

Create Policies

Strategic Plan

Enrollment Management

Fiduciary responsibilities/accountability

Work w/administrator

PR, Recruitment/Retention, Communication

Board REsponsibilities


Impermissible areas

Grievances

School Administration/day to day

Personnel

School curriculum

Impermissible Areas


Make up of the board

Appointed by Pastor(s), priority to participating pastors

Between 5 and 21

Ex-officio: Site Pastor, Lay trustee, Parish Council Member, Parish Finance Member, Principal, Supt. , Chair of the Home-School Assn.

Suggested: 20% parents/grandparents

Parishioners, contributing parishes

Make-up of the board


Who may not serve on the board

Parish/school employee, spouse, immediate family

More than 20% membership made up of parents

Who may not serve on the Board


Potential board members

Persons who understand/subscribe to Catholic education

Persons with expertise in specific areas

Persons who wish to invest TTT in Catholic school

Persons with experience on other boards

Potential Board Members


Duties of board members

Term: ex-officio as long as they hold respective position

Term: 3 years (renewable twice)

Attend board meetings (at least quarterly)

Serve on committee(s)

Hold confidentiality

Participate in action taken by the Board

Duties of Board Members


Pastor canonical administrator

  • Pastor oversees Catholic Identity

  • Pastor ensures that budget made in conjunction with finance council; pastor approves budget (with board)

  • Pastor appoints Board members

  • Pastor partakes in principal selection/pastor hires

  • Pastor part of principal appraisal

  • Pastor actively promotes the school

  • Pastor invites other pastors, priests to be involved in the school

  • Pastor ensures connection of school to parish(es)

Pastor/canonical administrator


Meetings

Regular

Special: called by Pastor, Chair or 3 members

Notice of Meeting (10-day notice)/Annual (50)

Quorum: simple majority

Action w/o meeting: by all voting members

Meetings


Officers of the board

President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

All officers are Board Members

Term: one year (or until successor named)

Officers of the Board


Committees

Executive

Budget/Finance/Investment

Audit/compliance

Education

Advancement

Facilities

Planning/Membership

Ad hoc as needed

Committees


Committees1

At least one Board member

Non-Board members

Administration consultants

Meet at least once/year

Committees


Other

Conflict of Interest

Indemnification

Insurance

Reimbursement

Board self-evaluation

Code of ethics

Other:


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