Board of Specified Jurisdiction
The Board of Specified Jurisdiction (or BSJ) was created to assist the school community in the governance of specified areas, consistent with the policies, procedures, guidelines, regulations, and best practices promulgated by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Office of Catholic Schools.
The BSJ is empowered to cooperate and collaborate with the Principal and the Pastor in the work of administering and leading the school.
The following are the charges of the Board of Specified Jurisdiction:
The mission, vision, and faith-based core values of Saint Vincent Ferrer.
Institutional Advancement and Planning
The communication, development, marketing, enrollment/recruitment, and retention at Saint Vincent Ferrer.
The management of finances and facilities at Saint Vincent Ferrer.
Leading the school in developing all aspects of the members.
It is recommended that a BSJ be composed of 11 to 21 members. An individual is selected based upon certain skill sets and expertise in one or more of the above mentioned areas. At least 80% of the Board members must be Catholic. Member group includes parishioners, alumni/ae and parents of alumni/ae, leaders within the neighborhood, business, and professional communities, and parents of current students (up to 25%).
Members commit to attend Board meetings, actively participate and work on one of the committees: Executive, Ministry/Mission, Member Development, Policy and Planning, Fiscal Management, and Institutional Advancement. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month.
The BSJ is actively recruiting new members. For information about the process, please contact a Board member.
Current Board Members
President: Ray Kalwajtys- firstname.lastname@example.org
Ex-Officio Members: Father Thomas McDermott, Pastor, and Katie Cahill, Principal
Sharon Advani- email@example.com
Arlene Connell- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sergio Gomez- email@example.com
Andrew Hock- firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Johnson- email@example.com
Dennis Kenny- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Paris- email@example.com
Susan Ponzio-Pappas- firstname.lastname@example.org
Marty Salvino- email@example.com
Bill Sullivan- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan White- email@example.com