Meeting Minutes January 2018

Mission Statement:

St. Mary School provides an authentic Catholic education. This education allows students to be life-long learners with an understanding of the call to service.

St. Mary’s Catholic School Board


January 9, 2018

Opening - School Board Prayer

Present – Mr. Adams, Laura Fortman, Mrs. Yoder, Melissa Cass, Brian Myers, Kevin Strater, Carrie Rupley, Shane Clouse, Joni Lazoff, Andrea Winkle, Angie Jansen 

Absent – Kim Hesher, Father Daniel

Approval of December minute

HASA Report: Kim-absent

    • No meeting in December
    • Tupperware sales to start in the next couple weeks
    • Possible date for Trivia night to be decided soon (February or late March) 

Committee Reports:

    1.  Finance & Development - Brian

    • Meeting this week    

     2.  Catholic Identity- Andrea

    •     Nothing new 

    3.  Enrollment & Marketing-Joni

    • Website updates continue - goal to publish by end of school year 

    4.  Principal Evaluation-Laura (In Spring)

    •     Nothing new     

     5.  Strategic Planning- Brian

    • Committee meeting next month

Old/ Ongoing Business:

  1. 2018-2019 Tuition-The decisions from School Board are as follows:
    • Book and Tech fee-no change
    • Registration Fee-no change
    • There will be a 7% increase on Tuition Fees for K-8 1st child-3rd child and non-Parishioners
    • $30 tuition increase for Pre3 and Pre4
  1. Alumni Donations
    • Thank you letters to go out this week 
    • Great feedback from several alumni 
  1. Light of Learning 1/29/18
    • A few SB members attending
  1. Fence/Walking Path
    • Stakeholders are working together and the process is continuing 
    • Waiting on blueprints to obtain new estimates 

    School Administration Report

    1.   2nd round of NWEA went well

    2.   First e-learning day this week

    • Positive feedback so far 
    • Survey available soon for parents to be able to provide feedback 

3.   Tuition rate changes to be submitted to the Diocese soon

    4.   ISTEP practice testing to start this month

Pastor’s Report- None-Father Absent

Other Business:

Parish Council: No parish council in December  

Next Parish Council meeting is January 16th @ 7PM- Kim Hesher

Adjournment with a prayer

Next School Board Meeting: February 6th @ 6PM

Monthly Committee meeting

Annual School Goal: 

“For nothing will be impossible for God” Luke 1:37