The St. Anthony School Commission is the primary consultative group that advises the Principal and Pastor on school policy and on administrative areas such as finances and facility. A major responsibility of the School Commission is to develop, review and update plans that will assure the continuance of the mission of St. Anthony School into the future.
So that discussions and recommendations can take place in the context of a full understanding of the school, several groups have representation on the School Commission.
The School Mission guides the deliberations of the School Commission. Since St. Anthony School is, in canonical structure in organization, a program of the parish, the School Commission is one of the several standing commissions of the parish.
The commission members participate with other commissions in a common prayer at 6:30 PM held at church, after which they go to the school for the business meeting. However, since St. Anthony School draws from several parishes, the make-up of the commission is representative of three parishes, St. Anthony, St. Stephen the Martyr and St. John the Baptist Parishes.
The Commission meets ten times per year, generally on the second Thursday evening of the month. Meetings are generally open to non-members. The School Commission Facilitator and the Principal meet at least a week in advance of a meeting to prepare the agenda, and send it to the members.
The meetings are divided into four parts, with a time length assigned to each topic: Convening Tasks; Reports; Action and Discussion items; Closure Tasks. While the aim of the School Commission has been to publish an executive summary of its meetings, it has not been able to do so reliably. However, those interested in knowing of the topics and decisions of the School Commission may contact any of its members. Those interested in becoming a member may also contact members of the School Commission, and particularly the Facilitator.
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