School Board

St. Rene Goupil School Board


This local school board acts as an advisory board for St. Rene Goupil School as directed by the Office of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Purpose, Responsibilities, and Limitation


  1. Act in accordance with the policies and regulations set forth by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Office of Catholic Schools.
  2. Broadly represent the Catholic community served by the school.
  3. Members of the board ascribe to the Code of Ethics for Board Members.


The advisory board is a leadership group within the ministry of Catholic schooling. As such, the responsibilities include:


Modeling faith community in a spirit of cooperation and interdependence with the pastor and principal.

Adhering to Archdiocesan policy and developing policies that enable the school to fulfill its mission.

Assisting the pastor in the search and selection of the principal when a vacancy occurs.

Reviewing and advising on the school budget, tuition rates and other sources of financing.

Developing and periodically reviewing the board constitution and bylaws.

Participating in the school’s development, student recruitment efforts and long-range plans.

Acting as the public relations and marketing arm of the school and its programs.

Participating in ongoing board in-service both at the Archdiocesan and local level.

Evaluating annually the board’s effectiveness, productivity and internal operations.

Directing individuals and/or groups to appropriate resources for conflict resolution.

Participating, upon request, in the School Improvement Process.

Supporting the efforts of local legislative action.



Acting as a grievance committee or conciliators for any group or party.

Hiring, evaluating or terminating faculty and staff; nor do they advise principals in personnel matters.

Administering the school or telling the principal how to administer the school.

Implementing policies and procedures.


Complete School Board Constitution