School Advisory Board
St. Francis Xavier School is fortunate to have an active School Board that works hard throughout the year on behalf of our school community. Visitors are welcome to attend open meetings the second Tuesday of each month in the courtyard room of the rectory, at 7 PM. Please notify Board Chairperson in advance if you will be attending a meeting. Contact: SchoolBoard@sfxlg.org
Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:30pm in the St. Francis Xavier Rectory. If you wish to attend a meeting please email SchoolBoard@sfxlg.org. There may be an occasional meeting held virtually. Each meeting agenda includes a session during which visitors can ask questions and/or make comments. All visitors present will be recorded in the minutes of the Board meeting.
- to develop, formulate, and adopt policies which govern the operation of the School;
- to hire and evaluate the Principal, in collaboration with the Pastor;
- to review and advise on the annual budget and to determine sources of funding for the School;
- to provide counsel and advise on the operation of the School;
- to participate in the school’s development, student recruitment efforts, and long-range plans;
- to monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the St. Francis Strategic Plan;
- to assist in obtaining the goals and objectives of the St. Francis Xavier School Mission Statement; and
- to promote and publicize the School, supporting the School’s public relations and marketing efforts.
2023-2024 SAB Questionnaire for Candidates
SFX School Advisory Board Bylaws
SFX School Advisory Board Constitution
The Board currently consists of twelve members who each serve a three-year term, with an optional bonus year. Each member is assigned to a Committee which develops and executes goals and objectives along with parent volunteers at-large. The Board Chairperson coordinates and leads overall Board efforts. Committees are focused around the school’s strategic vision and include: Catholic Identity, Marketing & Development, Finance, Strategic Planning, and an Ad-Hoc Committee.
Pastor: Fr. Bill Tkachuk
Principal: Sharon Garcia
Chairperson: Jim Schaffer
Vice Chairperson: Julie Hubert
Secretary: Patsy Brown
The purpose of the Catholic Identity Committee is to work with the Principal to ensure that school programs and policies reflect the mission of the school: to provide students with academic excellence centered in the Catholic values of prayer, learning and service.
The mission of the Strategic Planning Committee is to ensure that the goals and objectives set by the school Strategic Plan initiative are developed and revised as necessary and are met on a timely basis. This committee also looks to the future to anticipate what needs may arise and sets a clear plan and vision on how to meet those needs.
Development: The mission of Development is to ensure the future of the school by encouraging diverse, long-term sources of school funding. The committee, in collaboration with the administration, develops relationships with alumni, parents of alumni, current parents, parishioners, and friends of the school. The committee also seeks funding through other sources, including grant writing, need-based student scholarship tuition assistance, and enrichment programs and activities. Additionally, the committee collaborates with the Board Finance Committee and parish Finance Council for planned giving and capital campaign initiatives.
Marketing & Communications Committee
Marketing and Communications: The mission of Marketing & Communications is to assist the school administration in sustaining and increasing enrollment at St. Francis Xavier Parish School. Through marketing, PR and internal communications initiatives, the committee strives to increase awareness and provide information for current families, new families, prospective families, and parishioners. This includes the school’s offerings, daily happenings, and strategic plans. In collaboration with the Development Committee, alumni are also a target audience.
The mission of the Finance Committee is to assist in the development of the annual budget for review by the full Board and assist in long-range financial planning for the school.
Ad Hoc Committees
The Board chairperson may form ad hoc committees to meet a specific objective at a given time. Ad hoc committee members are selected because they are knowledgeable, service-oriented and possess expertise needed by the Board.