School Advisory Commission
The School Advisory Commission (SAC) are appointed parents and parish members who work with the pastor and Principal in the administration of the school. The SAC’s purpose is to provide recommendations for school policy, advise the pastor and Principal, provide a leadership role for financial planning, public relations, recruitment, and evaluation for the school.
Members are appointed by the administrators upon review of application letters on an annual basis. Members serve for a term of three (3) years, unless appointed or re-elected to serve an unexpired term. Those interested in serving on the SAC may contact the Principal or SAC president for more information.
The first 20 minutes of SAC meetings (typically held monthly) are open for all parents to attend, but then are closed for confidential meeting items and discussion. If a parent wishes to present a topic to the SAC, please contact the Principal or SAC president prior to the meeting. Parent feedback is encouraged regarding concerns or suggestions to improve the school and students' enrichment. SAC is different from a traditional school board in that SAC does not vote on policy or procedures; rather, they serve as a trusted group of advisers to the administrators of the school (Principal and Pastor).
Strategic Planning: The School Board sets long-range goals and objectives for the school in the Strategic Plan. On an annual basis, short-term goals are set for each school year, using the Strategic Plan as a guide.
Policy-Making: The SAC, with the assistance of the Pastor and School Principal, recommends policies consistent with the policies set forth in the Handbook of School Policies from the Yakima Diocesan Education Board. It is the responsibility of the School Principal to implement and administer such policies.
Budgeting: The School Board, in conjunction with the School Principal, prepares an annual budget and reviews the financial results on a monthly basis.
As representatives of school families, stakeholders are encouraged to bring their comments or concerns to the attention of any of the School Board members. Please remember that some issues are better suited for consideration by the School Principal.