The Catholic Schools Foundation and the Catholic Schools Office have partnered together to provide board training to current and potential school board members throughout the Archdiocese of Boston. The 90-minute training sessions will be led by Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, O.P., former superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Attendees will learn best practices of good governance with a focus on mission and Catholic Identity, leadership, academic excellence, and operational vitality. We are hosting 4 trainings throughout the month of April so participants can choose the session location and time that best fits their schedule. Each school can send a total of 4 current or potential board members. The sessions will take place:
Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8 PM at Boston College High School, Dorchester
Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10 AM - 11:30 AM at St. Joseph Preparatory, Brighton
Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8 PM at the Pastoral Center, Braintree
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 AM - 11:30 AM at Sacred Hearts, Bradford
Visit the CSO calendar to find registration information for all 4 training sessions.
Board Guide & Supporting Documents
In order to support our schools' boards of trustees and consultative school boards, the Catholic Schools Office has created a Board Guide. Please download and reference this guide in your work with Catholic schools.
Father Flynn, former Director of Education of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska, in partnership with the Institute for School and Parish Development has published “Development vs. Fund Raising: an Overview” that briefly outlines the difference between professional development and the “candy drive” type fundraising approach relied upon by many Catholic schools. You can download the document below.