School Advisory Committee (SAC)
Under the direction of Parish Council, the School Advisory Committee (SAC) assists in carrying out St. Roman's educational and formational mission. SAC's primary purpose is to promote a parish-wide understanding of our shared responsibility for our children's spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. SAC also works to promote the many volunteer efforts and secure the additional funds needed to fulfill that shared responsibility.
Get Involved! SAC meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. All parish and school community members are welcome to attend. Your energy, ideas and commitment are vital to keeping St. Roman Parish School the great place that it is. To find out how you can get involved, contact any SAC member.
School Advisory Committee Goals
School Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule
School Advisory Committee Officers
School Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
School Advisory Committee By-Laws
School Advisory Committee Goals
Recruit more students by promoting the school within the parish community and neighborhood, and retain current students
Raise funds through grants to enhance school technology and arts. Specifically to:
Secure funding for the continuation and expansion of “Project Lead The Way”.
Identify an artist in residence and secure funding for the project.
Collaborate with HSA to recognize students, volunteers and staff.
Monitor effectiveness of Roman R Code of Character Program
Update SAC bylaws (annual update completed 10/2009)
Further develop the St Romans anti bullying program.
Develop a Project Lead The Way program for grades 3-5.
Finalize Accreditation preparedness
Improve effectiveness across all media for communication with school families, specifically to:
Increase stewardship education
Develop a new design and maintain current information on the St Roman Parish School website (www.stromans.com)
Communicate among the parish community including outreach and support for non-English speaking families.
Develop an alumni outreach.
Work with Parish Community to identify opportunities for increased Security in the Church & School buildings. (2009 SAC Faith in our Future Recommendations)
Updated October 13, 2009
School Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule
2nd Tuesday of the Month, 5:30-7:30 (IMC)
September 13, 2011
October 11, 2011
November 8, 2011
December 13, 2011
January 10, 2012
March 13, 2012
April 10, 2012
May 8, 2012
June 12, 2012
School Advisory Committee for 2012-2013
Chairperson: Donna Varanese
Tresaurer: Andy Srok
Co-Secretary: Dawn Steinhoff
Co-Secretary: Cheri Meyer
Executive Board Members:
SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SAINT ROMAN PARISH SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE BY-LAWS
1. Name of Committee
This organization shall be known as the Saint Roman School Advisory Committee of Saint Roman Parish.
2. Authority and Relationship
The School Advisory Committee is a committee of the Parish Council and abides by the Constitution and by-laws in carrying out the educational/formational Mission of the Church and School. It is accountable to and receives its authority from the Parish Council.
The primary purpose of the School Advisory is to develop within the entire parish community an understanding that all of us have the responsibility for promoting the education of the children who can be and are part of our school. We value the uniqueness of each child, and we are committed to the child's spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.
The goals of the School Advisory Committee are to:
Assist in developing programs that are consistent with the educational/formational mission of the parish.
Formulate policies when necessary and recommend to the Parish Council the adoption of these policies for programs.
Promote the implementation of the policies and directives of the Archdiocese.
Foster communication among home, school, the faith community of St. Roman, the community at large, and the Archdiocese.
4. Functions and Responsibilities
The School Advisory Committee will:
Assist the school administration in publicizing education programs.
Review the budgets of the various educational programs and submit for revision when necessary and recommend adoption by the Parish Council.
Assist in the development of long-range plans for the various educational programs.
Assist the parish administration in interviewing, selecting, and evaluating educational administration.
The Committee shall consist of 9 members, and such number may be altered from time to time by the amendment of these by-laws. Nine members will be selected from the school (or parish membership). Five members will be official members of the committee. Official members shall be the principal, a teacher representative, Home and School representative, Athletic Committee representative, and Parish Council representative.
The 9 members selected from a school or a process of discernment will select parish membership. While not required, the Committee shall attempt to have 7 members selected from school families, and 2 members selected from the parish at large.
The 9 members of the Committee shall serve for 3 years on the Committee. When the expiration of a Chairperson term coincides with the expiration of that same members' full term of 3 years on the Committee, that member shall remain on the Committee for 1 additional year, and raise possible Committee membership to 15 for that year.
A Chairperson and Secretary will be elected from the Committee membership at the May meeting and serve terms of two years, or until his or her successors have been duly elected.
After two unexcused absences during one school year, a member will lose his/her position on the committee. Upon request of the Committee member, the chairperson may consider reinstatement.
It shall be the duty of the entire School Advisory Committee, to invite at least one nominee for each expiring term and to invite nominees to a special discernment meeting.
Resignation of Committee Members
A committee member may resign at any time by filing a written resignation with the Secretary. The Chairperson shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the Committee, a successor to fill the vacancy. The person appointed and confirmed shall serve during the unexpired term of the vacated committee member.
The attendance of a majority of the committee members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business by the Committee. All members of the committee have one vote with the exception of the five official members who do not have voting privileges. When voting, a majority of voting members present shall rule.
These rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall be recognized as the authority governing the proceedings of the committee members.
Officers will be elected for a year term by and from the School Advisory Committee membership of the May meeting.
1. Presides at all meetings of the School Advisory Committee.
2. Plans monthly meeting agenda in collaboration with the school principal and provides School Advisory Committee members with an agenda prior to meetings.
3. Coordinates and monitors interim activities and projects.
4. Reads and approves monthly minutes as submitted by the committee secretary and submit to school principal for final approval.
5. Establish yearly goals with the committee membership.
1. Records minutes of all School Advisory Committee meetings.
2. Provides a copy of the minutes to chairperson and principal as soon as possible after the meeting.
6. Ad Hoc Sub-Committee
The Chairperson is empowered to appoint ad hoc sub-committees to assist the Committee. Membership on any ad hoc sub-committee shall not be limited to members of the committee. These sub-committees shall operate until their tasks are complete.
7. Ethics Code
Being a member of a School Advisory Committee involves new kinds of responsibilities and relationships. The information that is shared demands a professional ethic that should be understood by all. Committee members must be clear on how they will handle confidences, what posture they will take when dealing with complaints and how they will relate to their many publics. Policy and procedures will be discussed with new committee members and periodically reviewed by all concerned.
1. A committee member must base his/her personal decision upon all available facts in each situation, and realize that the welfare of the school children comes first in all decisions.
2. A committee member must keep all confidences shared with him/her during closed meetings of the committee.
3. A committee member must keep in mind that while the primary function of the Committee is to establish the policies that will give direction to the school, the administration of these policies is the function of the principal and school staff.