St. John School Council

The School Council serves as an advisory group to the pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the St. John Catholic School principal in ensuring the highest possible religious and academic education for the students attending St. John Catholic School.

2016-17 School Council Members

LeMarie Gilbert, President
Jimmy McDonald
Karen Peltier
Mike McDonald
Caroline Bennett
Mary Menendez, Parish Council representative

Fr. Jeff Ernst
Mrs. Pat Newton

Function

The School Council serves as the body representing all school families; seeking to support, strengthen and ensure the future of St. John Catholic School. The School Council assists the pastor and the principal in the consideration of general policy matters relating to the school. The School Council serves as collaborators with the pastor and the principal in the mission and ministry of the school.

Specifically, the Council is charged to: approve policies for the operation of St. John Catholic School based on our mission and the policies of the Archdiocese; establish and update the strategic plan; oversee the financial condition of the school and physical plants. The Council is governed by a set of bylaws and the pastor retains authority over all decisions subject to ultimate authority of the Archbishop.

Membership

The Council consists of 6 voting members from St. John parish. Ex-officio members are the Principal of St. John Catholic School, and the Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Meetings

The Council meets once a month from August through May. All regular meetings are open and parents are welcome to attend. Only the principal, pastor or board president may call an Executive Session of members.