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Parish FAQ

Governance

How is the Siena school system governed?

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki is the system’s leader with ultimate authority and responsibility. He delegates 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 Dominican Sisters and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. A Board of Directors provides operational guidance and policy setting. The Directors are selected and approved by the Board of Trustees. Day-to-day operations are led by a President with support from a Senior Leadership Team.

What is the role of the Board of Trustees?

The Board of Trustees approves the hiring of the system President and retains certain additional reserved powers including approval of the system’s strategic plan, Board of Directors, annual audit, and property acquisition. The Trustees review such items as the annual budget, development and updates of the system’s strategic plan, student progress and Catholic Identity.

Who serves on the Board of Directors? What is the role of the Board of Directors?

The Board of Directors and Committee members are selected for their experience and expertise. A Board of Directors and several committees provide operational guidance to system leadership in such areas as Education, Mission and Governance, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities and Technology, Development and Marketing. The Board may have up to 21 members with staggered terms of service to ensure continuity of experience and meets monthly. Leadership of the Board (Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary) of Directors comprises an Executive Committee of the Board.

Facilities

Are the school campuses handicap accessible?

Please contact the individual school you are planning to visit as accessibly varies by location.

Investment in the System

How is the system being funded?

The system is funded by a combination of parish investments, contributions from the Racine Dominican Sisters, St. Catherine’s High School Foundation, Catholic Community Foundation, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, tuition and Choice funding, state and federal funding, and fundraising efforts including grants, corporate and major gift donations, and annual fund donations.

How is fundraising handled?

Fundraising is handled at both the local school level and the system level.

Individual campuses conduct fundraising events and activities in accordance with the school’s needs and mission. Proceeds from local school efforts support the goals set by each individual school.

Development efforts on a system level are lead by the Siena Development Office and support system wide goals.

What parishes contribute financially to the system?

Sacred Heart , St. Edward, St. John Nepomuk, St. Joseph, St. Lucy, St. Patrick, St. Paul, St. Richard, St. Rita, and St Sebastian parishes contribute financial and spiritual support to the system.

Are the Racine Dominican Sisters affiliated with the system?

Yes, the Racine Dominican Sisters provide financial and spiritual support of the system.