School Board Election Information

QUEEN OF THE ROSARY SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDACY
At this time, there are two board positions open for the 20-21 school year.  The school board consists of nine elected individuals, as well as the pastor and the principal.  Members serve for 3 years. The school board typically meets at school on the second Tuesday of designated months at 7 p.m.  Board members should be available to meet on this day and at this time.  School board is a leadership group within the ministry of Catholic schooling.  

Responsibilities of school board members include, but are not limited to: 

  • Modeling faith community in a spirit of cooperation and interdependence with the pastor and principal. 
  • Adhering to Archdiocesan policy and developing policies that enable the school to fulfill its mission.
  • Assisting the pastor in search and selection of the principal when a vacancy occurs.
  • Reviewing and advising on the school budget, tuition rates and other sources of financing. 
  • Developing and periodically reviewing the local board constitution and bylaws.
  • Participating in the school’s development, student recruitment efforts, and long-range plans. 
  • Being actively involved in fundraising efforts for the school.
  • Leading one board initiative per year, from start to finish.  This could entail either running an existing or new fundraising, social, charitable, or marketing/outreach event, or chairing an existing or new committee of the board for the year. 
  • Acting as the public relations and marketing arm of the school and its programs. 
  • Participating in ongoing board in-service both at the Archdiocesan and local level. 
  • Evaluating annually the board’s effectiveness, productivity and internal operations. 
  • Directing individuals and/or groups to appropriate resources for conflict resolution. 
  • Participating, upon request, in the School Improvement Process.
  • Supporting the efforts of local legislative action.   

School Board is not responsible for:

  • Acting as a grievance committee or conciliators for any group or party. 
  • Hiring, evaluating or terminating faculty and staff, nor do they advise principals of their responsibilities in personnel matters. 
  • Administering the school or telling the principal how to administer the school.
  • Implementing policies and procedures. 

Each member of the School Board shall be at least 21 years of age, a practicing Catholic, active in the school and/or parish. Board members shall be registered parishioners of Queen of the Rosary or the parent of a child currently enrolled in the school. If you are interested in serving on the school board, please submit the information below via email to Ms. McGinn, kmcginn@qrcougars.org, by April 24, 2020.  Please put “QR School Board Candidate” in the subject line of the email. 

 

Please submit a one paragraph biography and an additional paragraph about why you are interested in serving on the school board.  Include responses to the questions below:    

  • What specific skills do you have that will help you support the principal, the school, and mission of the board?
  • Are you willing to forego personal agendas and maintain the appropriate confidentiality necessary for board membership
  • Do you have experience that could contribute toward the work of the board (i.e. marketing, finance, fundraising).? 

*You can also submit your information by filling out this FORM.

If necessary, an on-line election, administered through the school’s website during the week of May 4th.

 

Thank you for your consideration and support of Queen of the Rosary school and the school board.