What happens to discrete fund-raising activities at the parishes?  Fund-raising has been a large component of our support to the school.

System leadership in collaboration will develop details on specific policies, practices and events for fundraising with Principals and Parish leadership in 2017/18.  However, we are appreciative of and want to encourage the generosity displayed so often by parishioners in the past.  We know from our benchmarking work other systems coordinate major fundraising activities on a system-wide basis (e.g. Scrip, major fund-raising events, building campaigns) and encourage school-level events as a means of providing funds for special school activities (e.g. graduation and field trips, patron saint celebrations, athletic teams, etc.).  At this time, parishes should continue all planned fund raising through the end of 2017/18.