School Board Election Information

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,, 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.