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  1. Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Dorchester/ Mattapan Approved School Plan Pastor/Principal/Teacher Meetings - November 2007

  2. OUTLINE • The Vision • The Planning Process • Final Approved Option • Phasing Recommendations • Hiring Selection Process

  3. OUR VISION PRESERVING & STRENGTHENING CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON

  4. PROCESS FEBRUARY ‘06 - JUNE ‘07 • School committees met to develop options • Ongoing planning meetings and assessment • Analysis presentations at all schools JULY-AUGUST ‘07 • School committees met to develop options SEPTEMBER ‘07 • Pastors, principals and 2010 consultants met to summarize and prepare presentations OCTOBER ‘07 • Pastors & principals met with school committees • Archdiocese representatives and 2010 consultants met with legislators • Parent school meetings were held at each school NOVEMBER ‘07 • Pastors/Principal met and adjusted options based on parent feedback • Cardinal presentation • Decision by November 30

  5. Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy- OVERVIEW 7 Campuses closing and 5 re-opening to offer Pre K – 8 • Former St. Margaret • St. Ann • St. Mark • St. Gregory • St. Angela • Teen Center at St. Peter’s will be enhanced: Increased staff Renovated/updated facility Improved food /meal offerings and provide transportation • Exploring opportunities for Youth in Upham’s Corner Neighborhood St. Brendan will move to a new Parish Governance model St. Kevin School will close St. Peter School will close

  6. STAGING Why Staging? • Important for development initiatives • Critical for construction • Provides time • Learn from the process • Assess impact of curriculum • Continue to strengthen system & enrollment

  7. STAGE 1 * 2011 Projected Total Students 1,699/Total Classrooms =90

  8. Stage I “The Cornerstone”January ‘08 - June ‘09 Establish the new regional governance management (501C3) - by Jan ‘08 -Memorandum of Understanding - New regional director responsible for schools - Initial working board to manage implementation plan and timetable Implement educational improvements - by Sept’08 - Establish an enhanced shared curriculum for all schools - Establish academic benchmarks - Catholic Faith Formation plan and responsibilities - Assess all faculty and administration for future positions - Develop and conduct necessary teacher training - Review and improve teacher compensation - Establish necessary operational infrastructure - Establish one tuition rate for all schools

  9. Stage I - “The Cornerstone” January ‘08 - June ‘09 Finalize the construction improvements: - St. Margaret campus - open Sept '08 - St. Ann campus - open Sept ’09 (relocation during construction) - St Peter Teen center (to be coordinated with Catholic Charities) St. Kevin and St. Peter students will be encouraged to enroll in spring ‘08 for the St. Margaret or St Mark campus Cost Estimates - $30M - $32M - Administration, Academics and Faculty - Financial assistance - Construction (Schools and Teen Center) - Teen Center program enhancements

  10. STAGE 2 * 2011 Projected Total Students 1,699/Total Classrooms =90

  11. Stage II - “The Beacon” June ‘09 - January ‘11 June ‘09 - January ‘11 Continue Educational Improvements - ongoing - Introduce new programs such as talented and gifted programs - Introduce new tutoring programs for children with learning difficulties Construction Improvements Planned in Stages (June ‘09 - January ‘11) - St. Gregory Campus - planned opening Sept ‘10 (staged) - St. Angela Campus - planned opening Sept ‘10 (staged) - St. Mark Campus - planned opening Sept ‘10 (staged) Cost Estimates - $30M - $32M

  12. SCHEDULE

  13. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SELECTION PROCESS • Principals provide the leadership and vision for each campus of the school • and are responsible for the operation and management of the school. • Great leadership is the key to a successful school.

  14. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SELECTION PROCESS • Selection Process is 3 step process- starts for all current principals on December 1 with final decisions by February 15, 2008 • Step I - Application Submission (December) • Download an application from the Catholic School Office (www.abcso.org) website go to Employment Link • Complete the application and submit to Catholic School Office electronically or by typing information and mailing. • Forms necessary: • * signed current resume • * two references (found in downloaded packet)

  15. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SELECTION PROCESS • Step II - Interview Process(January) • Interview will be set up with the selection committee comprised of initial Board members, Regional Director, Superintendent and designated Pastor representative. • Step III - Offer and Contract (February) • Receive offer of position and school campus location • Respond to offer and if you want the position you sign 1 year contract • If no offer received you meet with RCAB HR Department to review benefits information • If retiring you meet with RCAB HR Department to review benefits information

  16. TEACHER SELECTION PROCESS • Teachers hold one of the noblest professions and we value the contributions • all teachers in our schools make everyday on behalf of the students they • teach.

  17. TEACHER SELECTION PROCESS • Selection Process is 3 step process - starts for all current teachers, paraprofessional, support staff and aides on December 1, 2007 with final decisions by April 18, 2008 • Step I - Application Submission (December /January) • Review the job descriptions available: • classroom teachers, librarians, art, music, physical education and foreign language instructors • Download an application from the Catholic School Office (www.abcso.org) website go to Employment Link • Complete the application and submit to Catholic School Office electronically or by typing information and mailing. • Forms necessary: • * Signed Current resume • * Copies of certification(s) • * Two references (found in downloaded packet)

  18. TEACHER SELECTION PROCESS (con’t) • Step II - Interview Process(January /February) • Interview will be set up with with the selection committee comprised of initial Board members, Regional Director, Superintendent, designated Principals and Pastor representative. • Step III - Offer and Contract (March /April) • Receive offer of position and school campus location • Respond to offer and if you want the position you sign 1 year contract • If no offer received you meet with RCAB HR Department to review benefits information • If retiring you meet with RCAB HR Department to review benefits information

  19. School Locations