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Advisory Board
School Advisory Board
The School Advisory Board is a regulatory body of St. Michael's School, subject to such regulations and guidelines that proceed from the Diocesan Bishop, pastor or the Diocesan School Board.
Responsibility and Authority

Actions of the Advisory Board need to be in accordance with Diocesan policies. When new policies are adopted, they are communicated to the faculty, students, parents, guardians of students, by means of a newsletter and the church bulletin. New policies are entered in the Board minutes and Policy handbook and if appropriate, in the School handbook.

The Board is open to recommendations and suggestions from the faculty, Parish Council, Home and School Association, parents or legal guardians of students and from members of St. Michael's Church.

Board members are responsible for maintaining sound public relations with the parish and civic community.

Meetings
The Advisory Board meets at least once every month. Special meetings may be called by the president, as needed, upon agreement from the Pastor. All meetings of the board are open to members of the parish and to parents or guardians of children receiving their education through St. Michael's School.
What Does the Advisory Board Do?
1. With the principal and pastor, the board models faith community in a spirit of cooperation and interdependence.
2. The board provides a structured open forum dialogue.
3. The board advises the pastor and principal and exercises a shared responsibility
4. The board provides support to the principal, pastor, and staff.
5. The board members support decisions of the board as a whole.
6. The board recognizes that teacher evaluation is one of the principal's most serious responsibilities and does not interfere in the exercise of this responsibility.
What Does the Advisory Board Not Do?
1. The board does not attempt to administer the school. Many problems come from crossing that thin line between policy and administration.
2. The board does not abuse its authority nor shirk its responsibilities.
3. The board does not represent his/her own special interests or that of a special group(parent, teacher, parishioners, etc.).
4. The board does not act as a grievance committee or solve problems for individuals.
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