What is the St. Mark School Advisory Council and what is its purpose?
The St. Mark School Advisory Council is a body consisting of nine voting members apoointed by the Pastor. All members serve a three-year term, with three new voting members elected each year. The Pastor, Principal and Vice-Principal are ex-officio members.
The purpose of the School Advisory Council is to act in an advisory capacity to the Pastor and Principal in the areas of school policy, finance, strategic planning, operational effectiveness and promotion of Catholic education.
How does the St. Mark School Advisory Council function?
The School Advisory Council functions under the direction of the Diocesan School Advisory Council. Council meetings are held August through May, and are generally on the second Thursday of the month. There are four primary committees and three liaison roles.
Communications / Development - Assist with the communication and marketing of the school.
Facilities - Assist the Principal in analyzing the facility goals and needs of the school.
Finance - Assist the Pastor and Principal in preparation and management of the school budget.
Planning - Assist with policy review and manage annual Customer Satisfaction Surveys.
Liaisons - School Advisory members will serve as liaisons to:
Home and School Association (HSA)