The School Board of Our Lady of Grace Catholic School is established to assist the Pastor and the Principal in the governance of the school. The Board is consultative in that the members cannot act apart from the Pastor and Principal and cannot make decisions binding on the school without the approval of the Pastor. Consultation also means that decisions will not be made in major matters until and unless the School Board has been consulted.
The School Board has responsibilities in the following areas in accordance with the Archbishop and the Diocese and the Archdiocesan Board of Education:
- Public Relations
- Strategic Planning
- Selection of the Principal
The School Board is comprised of seven elected members and two appointed members. The Principal and the Pastor serve on the School Board as well as the Vice President of the Parent School Organization. Each member serves a term of three years, July through June. Any registered parishioner of Our Lady of Grace eighteen years or older shall be eligible to serve on the School Board.
All meetings of the School Board are open unless designated as an executive meeting. Board meetings are generally held the first Tuesday of each month. Visitors wishing to make a presentation at a School Board meeting must request a place on the meeting agenda by contacting the principal or Board Chair 48 hours in advance. Such a presentation shall be no longer than 10 minutes in length.
Election of Board members will take place in the spring of each year. Notice of the election, the candidates’ names and information about the candidates shall be made available to parents and parishioners of Our Lady of Grace no later than one week before the election. Election of members is by secret written ballots. The names of newly elected or appointed Board members will be published within two weeks of the election.
Our School Board 2012-2013
Jim Brindley - H. 952.881.9380
Molly Emmer - H.952.929.7209 (Chair)
Nancy Keller - H.952.925.0304
Dennis Knoer - H.952.848.2139
Brian McAdam - H.952.830.0739
Zeny McCoy - H.952.903.0651
Heidi Norman - H.952.926.7989
Joel Phillippi - H.952.941.7101
Shannon Rolfes - H.952.928.7855
Mike Steinlage - H.612.824.9413
Principal Maureen Trenary - 952-929-5463 ext. 121