Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, O.P., former superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago, will be back in the Archdiocese of Boston in Spring 2019 to host four 90-minute board trainings. Attendees will learn about best practices of good governance with a focus on strategic planning. Trainings will be held:
March 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8 PM in the Central Region
March 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8 PM at the Pastoral Center in Braintree
May 1, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8 PM in the Central Region
May 2, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8 PM at the Pastoral Center in Braintree
Registration will open in January 2019.
New Board Members
Are you interested in bringing your unique skills and experiences to serve on a Catholic school board? The Catholic Schools Foundation and Catholic Schools Office are collaborating to assure schools continue their mission through engaging the broader community. We recognize that the needs of schools can best be determined by school leaders working with intentionally formed boards that bring a variety of professions, skills, and experiences to the table. We are looking to solidify the future of our schools by identifying members to serve on boards of in-need Catholic schools. Please reach out to Annie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Spring 2018 Board Training
The Catholic Schools Foundation and the Catholic Schools Office partnered together to provide board training to current and potential school board members throughout the Archdiocese of Boston in April 2018. The 90-minute training sessions were led by Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, O.P., former superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Attendees learned best practices of good governance with a focus on mission and Catholic identity, leadership, academic excellence, and operational vitality. You can download the slides from the training here:
Email Annie Smith at email@example.com if you would like to participate in future board trainings.
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.