La Salle Board of Limited Jurisdiction
Based on the authority granted to the Board by the Archdiocese, the Board is established to act as a decision-making group, responsible for the governance of the School in the best interests of the School and the Archdiocese.
- School Operations
- Board Operations
- Evaluation of Head of School (Principal)
- Involvement in Head of School Search Process
- Involvement in Staff Search Process
- Community Partnerships
- Board Positions
Monitor and evaluate the operation of the School, particularly in the areas of strategic planning, public relations, mission effectiveness, finance/facilities, advancement, enrollment management/marketing, and student success. Trustees are mindful of the boundaries of responsibility and limitations set forth in the code or regulations.
Develop and recommend annual operating and capital budgets to the Archbishop for approval through the Superintendent of the Catholic Schools Office; initiate such programs as may be necessary to provide for the financial support and operation of the School; review and approve the School's compensation, tuition, fees and student financial aid policies.
Assure the continued Lasallian identity of the School through means such as prioritizing ongoing Lasallian formation for the School’s stakeholders and involving the Visitor (or his designee) of the Midwest District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools as a member of the search committee for a new Head of School.
- Executive Committee
- Student Success Committee
- Mission Effectiveness Committee
- Enrollment Management/ Marketing Committee
- Advancement Committee
- Finance/ Facilities Committee
- Nominating Committee
The Executive Committee, consisting of the Head of School and the Officers of the Board of Trustees, shall assist the Chairperson to formulate the board meeting agendas; create and monitor the board calendar; monitor the work of the committees; provide general leadership for the board; ensure ongoing board member training and the orientation for new members; and coordinate any performance appraisal protocol for the Head of School. The Executive Committee may exercise such powers of the Board as may be delegated by the Board. All actions of the Executive Committee shall be reported at the next meeting of the Board for ratification by the Board. The Executive Committee may act with the power of the Board only in the case of an emergency and when there is no real opportunity to consult the Board. The Chairperson shall chair the Executive Committee.
The Student Success Committee in collaboration with appropriate members of the School’s leadership staff shall research, advance and provide advice, recommendations and input concerning the areas of academics, guidance, technology, spiritual and school life, and co-curricular activities to the Head of School. Trustees and members of the Student Success Committee are mindful of the boundaries of responsibility and limitations set forth in Article II, section 4 of this document. The Chairperson shall recommend the chair of the Student Success Committee annually.
The Mission Effectiveness Committee shall provide advice, recommendations, and input concerning the School’s overall effectiveness at achieving its mission and maintaining its Catholic and Lasallian identity on both the institutional and individual levels. The committee will also monitor the School’s formation work of its stakeholders so as to ensure the Catholic and Lasallian mission of the School is continually maintained and advanced. The Chairperson shall recommend the chair of the Mission Effectiveness Committee annually.
The Enrollment Management/Marketing Committee will monitor all enrollment management and marketing efforts. Enrollment management is an institution-wide, systematic, comprehensive, research-driven system designed to locate, attract, and retain the institution’s desired enrollment state (numbers and characteristics). Thus, one of the purposes of this committee is to assist the School leadership in the formation, discussion, review, development, monitoring, and evaluation of all ideas, strategies, and actions relating to the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students. The committee also monitors the School’s marketing activities which seek to generate interest by all past, present and future stakeholders, and ultimately to encourage involvement and investment in the School’s mission. The Chairperson shall recommend the chair of the Enrollment Management/Marketing Committee annually.
The Advancement Committee shall provide advice, recommendations and input concerning annual and long-term fund-raising activities on behalf of the School and, to the extent assigned by the Head of School, directly or through the Executive Director, take responsibility, in conjunction with the School's advancement office, for conducting fund-raising activities. This includes capital campaigns tied to building(s) and grounds. An overall role would be to ensure all fundraising is aligned and centralized plans are developed. The Chairperson shall recommend the chair of the Advancement Committee annually.
The Finance/Facilities Committee shall provide advice, recommendations and input to the Head of School, and Executive Director in connection with all aspects of the School's financial condition and performance including, but not limited to, review of, and recommendations concerning, the annual budget and annual review by the auditors submitted by the School administration to the Archdiocese; additionally, the committee will prepare the School's compensation, tuition, fees and student financial aid policies for board Review and approval. Additionally, the committee shall provide advice, recommendations and input to the Board on all aspects of the School's physical facilities and equipment. This includes developing and monitoring, with the administration, a comprehensive maintenance program (both preventative and ongoing) for campus buildings and grounds. Furthermore, the committee shall assess future facilities needs and make recommendations to the board. The Chairperson shall recommend the chair of the Finance/Facilities Committee annually.
The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for recommending to the Board candidates for election as voting Trustees and as officers of the Board. Additional purposes of the committee shall be to organize the orientation and development of new Trustees; oversee the yearlong ongoing education and formation of the Board as a whole; continuously maintain a viable list of candidates and cultivate top prospects; review the performance of Trustees and make recommendations regarding those up for reelection/reselection; and administer the periodic review/self-evaluation by the Board of its own performance. The Chairperson shall recommend the chair of the Nominating Committee annually.
Board meetings are set by the Executive Committee and are held 7-9 times per calendar year. Meetings, meeting documents, and correspondence are confidential and closed to the public.