- General Questions
- School Operations
- Parish Investment in System/Parish Finances
- School Choice
- Fund Raising in Schools
- Participation by Other Nearby Parishes
- Future Operations/Need for Good Stewardship
- St. Catherine’s and the Racine Dominicans
- Impacts on School Employees
- Need for Parish Support to the System
How will the school system be governed?
The system will have the Archbishop as the leader with ultimate authority and responsibility. He will delegate a number of responsibilities to a Board of Trustees comprised of the pastors of all parishes participating in the system as well as representatives from the Racine Dominicans and the Archdiocese. A Board of Directors will provide operational guidance and policy setting. They will be selected and approved by the Board of Trustees. Day-to-day operations will be led by a President with support from a Director of Schools and Director of Business. These positions will be staffed by qualified professionals.
What will be the role of the Board of Trustees?
The Board of Trustees will approve the hiring of the system President and retain certain reserved powers including approval of the system strategic plan, board of directors, annual audit, hiring of the President and property acquisition (see by-laws for a full list). They will meet 1-2 times annually reviewing such items as the annual budget, development and updates of the system strategic plan, student progress and Catholic Identity.
Who will serve on the Board of Directors? What will be the role of the Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors and Committee members will be selected for their experience and expertise. A Board of Directors and several committees will provide operational guidance to system leadership in such areas as Education, Catholic Identify, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities and Technology, Advancement and Development. The Board may have up to 21 members with staggered terms of service to ensure continuity of experience and will meet monthly. Leadership of the Board (Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary) of Directors will comprise an Executive Committee of the Board.
The Founding Board will be nominated by the Racine Area Catholic Education Steering Committee based on submissions provided by Pastors, other parish leaders and the Archdiocese. The Archbishop will approve the Board. Initially, the Founding Board will be limited to nine members to facilitate meetings. Terms will be staggered and representation of RACE Task Force Members for continuity will be sought. Also, at least two parents with students in the system will be included.