Members of the Commission for the 2012-13 school year are:
Doug Wartelle, President
Tess Bammert, Vice President
Rev. Bryan Hersey, Pastor
Donna Ramos, Principal
Pat Doud, Past President
About Our School - School Commission.
The overall purpose of the School Commission is to advise and support the pastor and principal in the operation of the parish school. In the spirit of collaboration, the selected Commission members recognize the role and authority of the pastor and principal as his delegate.
The commission is consultative and is not a decision making body. Members do not act apart from the pastor and principal and cannot address issues or make decisions binding on the parish school without approval of the principal and pastor. The pastor and principal make significant decisions in the functional areas listed below with input from the Commission members. The areas in which the Commission has responsibility and will be consulted include: Planning; Policy Development and Formulation; School Finance; Development and Marketing; and Facilities. School Commission members often serve as chairpersons for the committees in the areas previously noted.
The Commission does not have responsibility in the areas of curriculum, personnel, or the day-to-day operations of the parish school. Questions or issues in those areas should be directed to the school administration.
The Commission is a diverse group that reflects the composition of the parishes and the school. Commission members generally serve a three-year term, and are nominated and elected through the process outlined in the School Commission By-Laws. There are several appointed one-year positions on the Commission. A representative from the Parent’s Association also serves on the Commission, as does the past-President as an ex-officio member, and the principal and pastor (or his delegate).
The process for selecting new Commission members, dependent on the vacancies anticipated for the upcoming school year and the advisory needs of the school, begins in December or January, and elected by a majority vote of the then-current Commission members, normally in May or June. Commission terms run July 1 through June. If you are interested in serving on the Commission, please contact the President.
The Commission normally meets on a monthly basis, September through June, with committee meetings occurring on a like schedule as set by the committee chairpersons. The President presides over meetings, and the Commissioners endeavor to conduct the meetings in a fair, orderly, and expeditious manner. While Commission meetings are open to parents and parishioners, there are times when a closed session is called by the President due to confidential items under discussion. If you are interested in attending a Commission meeting, please contact the President for further information and the protocols for visitor attendance