The St. Ferdinand Parish School Board authority is derived from the policies of the Archbishop of the Archdiocese. The local parish is an integral part of the School Board’s foundation and it drives the mission to provide an environment conducive to a quality education. At the curriculum’s core is the emphasis for children to develop not only as Catholics but also as strong individuals.
The School Board’s mission is to support the school’s philosophy and enable the school to reach its goals. The School Board also represents the school’s constituency.
School parents are invited to join the board, and volunteer to assist its committees. This volunteer opportunity is one more way to demonstrate our commitment and support to our children.
School Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:45 pm on the school premises. All parents and parishioners are encouraged to attend. Board Meetings are not the time to debate among people, and respectful behavior is expected of everyone present at Board Meetings.
Questions or comments should be directed to the Board as a whole during the Comment section of the agenda. When recognized by the President, those wishing to comment should stand and identify themselves. Once the parent or legal guardian is recognized, that person has one opportunity to express an opinion limited to a specific amount of time. There will be no debate between/among parents and/or School Board members. Parents (or legal guardians) should have an understanding that new issues will not be handled at the meeting but will be placed, if appropriate, on future agenda.
Serving as a Board Member on the School Board counts towards the annual Parent Service hour requirement.
Please come to School Board meetings each month. We want your help. When parents become involved in their children’s education, they become more comfortable in the school building, gain confidence in their parenting skills, and feel more capable of helping their children learn. You are a vital member of our school family!