The School Commission is an advisory council that supports the principal and pastor in the operation, policy, and strategy of Assumption Catholic School. Unlike a traditional school board, the Commission is not a voting group that directly approves or implements school operations. Rather, the Commission consultatively acts in service of the school, to the principal and pastor as decision-makers. The Commission prioritizes and leads efforts, across the school and county parishes, to drive the success of Assumption Catholic School.
In the spirit of collaboration, the Commission members recognize the roles and authority of the pastor—and the principal as his delegate. In turn, the pastor and principal respect the authentic witness and expertise offered by the commission members. All work collaboratively to build consensus.
The Commission meets its agenda through 1) individual member and subcommittee work, and 2) during monthly meetings in the school year. Standing subcommittees work on core priorities (marketing, buildings & grounds, strategic planning). Ad hoc subcommittees may be formed for a specific initiative (transportation). Another function is to build strong relationships with key groups (PTC, foundation, county parishes) to deliver the school mission.
Commission members are accountable to the principal and pastor, to deliver goals set out for the group. With a term of three years, three to four members of the 10-person Commission roll off their duties each year. Given the diverse set of goals the group can prioritize across that time, finding new members with the talents, values, and drive to help deliver the Commission agenda is critical. Members with business, strategy, construction, marketing, legal, fundraising, financial planning, and education are always sought.
Please feel free to talk with any Commission member about the experience of serving. Contact the Principal for information about how you can play a part in the future of the Commission.
School Commission 2020-2021
Natalie Johnson Milligan
Tara Gilligan Reimer
Parish Council Representative from Church of the Assumption