The mission of the St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School Board is to collaborate with the leadership of St. Francis to define the vision of the school, and to promote and sustain the mission of Catholic School education in the greater Morgantown area.
The Board has existed for many years as a consultant to the designated pastor and the principal. It is entrusted to initiate creative ideas, to be an active participant in making recommendations, and to assist in implementing decisions which remain within the province of the school principal and the designated school pastor.
The Board operates under the Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law. As such, it has responsibility for the development of policies. The designated school pastor, in collaboration with the school principal, has the final authority to accept or reject the recommendations of the Board.
The Board is composed of no fewer than 7 voting members. The designated pastor, principal, advancement director, admissions director, and accountant are ex-officio members and are non-voting. Four of the voting members will represent each of the four parishes in the Morgantown area and are appointed by the pastor of that parish. The remaining Board members may be from any parish in the Morgantown area. These remaining members are appointed by the designated pastor after being recommended by the principal in collaboration with the members of the Board. Nominations for Board membership must be submitted by May 1 of each year.
The Board meets monthly from September through June of each school year. Non-board members may address the Board at any board meeting if notice is presented to the Secretary one week in advance of the meeting and is approved by the Chairperson in consultation with the principal. The non-Board member will have a five minute opportunity to address the Board.
Board Membership for the 2011-2012 School Year
Mr. Jack Porter (St. Mary's Parish Representative)
Mrs. Kathleen Gorski (St.John's University Parish Representative)
Mrs. Michelle Bechtel (St. Francis de Sales Parish Representative)
Mr. John Cavalier (At-Large Representative; St. Mary's Parish Member)
Mrs. Lisa Kukura (At-Large Representative; St. Francis de Sales Parish Member)
Mr. Chris Wilson (At-Large Representative; St. Francis de Sales Parish Member)
Mr. Frank DeGeorge (At-Large Representative; St. John's University Parish Member)
Mrs. Lynn Johnson (St. Luke's Parish Representative)
Mr. George Trapp (At-Large Representative; St. Mary's Parish Parish Mamber)
Officers for the Board will be decided during the August Board Retreat