The Buzz: St. Benedict Preparatory School Online Weekly Newsletter

Advisory Board News

NOMINATIONS

The St. Benedict School Advisory Board is now accepting nominations and applications for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Click here for the application.

 

THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to the 300+ people that participated in the 37 different focus groups for parents, parishioners, faculty, and administration as we work on finalizing our contemporary mission for each level of schooling at SBPS (early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school).

What are the SBPS School Advisory Board’s next steps for this strategic initiative?

  • Review enrollment and financial data from the last 5 years.
  • Analyze the online survey data (from November) and the focus group feedback details gathered by our consultants.
  • Use this information to provide a data-driven recommendation to Fr. Jason and Ms. Gemo for the future mission of SBPS. (February)
  • Fr. Jason and Ms. Gemo to finalize recommendation. (March)
  • Communicate updated strategic direction to the SBPS community. (April/May)

The goal is to begin to implement the new strategic direction for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

ABOUT THE ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board is composed of parents, alumni and other stakeholders of the school with three primary roles:

1. We advise school administration on policies that help guide the planning and administration of school, as well as review and advise on the school budget, tuition rates and other sources of financing.

2. We develop and help implement the school’s strategic plan and activities with strategic and
implementation expertise.

3. We participate in the school’s development, student recruitment efforts and long-range plans.

We are a board of “doers” who strive to help the school fulfill its mission in a spirit of cooperation and interdependence with the pastor and principal.  The Board is composed of 15 members who help chair and drive the activities of eight committees (see below for committee descriptions).  The Board operates with the school calendar and is active late August through mid-June with some projects continuing through the summer.

BOARD MEMBERS:
Chair:  Aileen Blake
Vice Chair:  Tim Urquhart
Secretary:  Rachel Combs
Academic Excellence Committee:  Peg McLaughlin*, Patrick Patras

Alumni Committee: TBD
Catholic Identity Committee:  Gina Hortasos*
Development Committee:  Jamee Insko*, Bill Yankowski
Finance Committee:  Tim Urquhart*, Michael Hart
Facilities Committee:  Gregory Thompson*
Marketing & Communications Committee:  Karla Stearns*, Julie Rothweiler
Strategic Planning & Policy Committee:  Becky Hauman*
Technology Committee:  Ron Wojcik*, Alan Johnson
* denotes Chair

THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to the 300+ people that participated in the 37 different focus groups for parents, parishioners, faculty, and administration as we work on finalizing our contemporary mission for each level of schooling at SBPS (early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school).

What are the SBPS School Advisory Board’s next steps for this strategic initiative?

  • Review enrollment and financial data from the last 5 years.
  • Analyze the online survey data (from November) and the focus group feedback details gathered by our consultants.
  • Use this information to provide a data-driven recommendation to Fr. Jason and Ms. Gemo for the future mission of SBPS. (February)
  • Fr. Jason and Ms. Gemo to finalize recommendation. (March)
  • Communicate updated strategic direction to the SBPS community. (April/May)

The goal is to begin to implement the new strategic direction for the 2017-2018 school year.