The role of the Board of Trustees is to discern, advise, advocate, and manage Educational Policies and Strategic Priorities for the Division. The Superintendent incorporates the Policies & Priorities intentionally through a series of Strategic Initiatives undertaken by staff. In undertaking its role, the Board strives to be pastoral in outlook, developmental in approach, and seeks to initiate, encourage, support, and promote quality Catholic education in its schools.
Regular Board Meetings
At the Regular Board Meetings, decisions are made on matters impacting the Strategic Plan, Annual Work Plan, Finances, Property, certain Educational Focus Programs, Catholic Education, the District Three Year Plan, and the Annual Education Results Report. Regular Board Meetings are open to the public. Board Meeting Agendas are posted in advance and minutes are available on the web or by contacting the Board Office at (780) 532-3013. The GPCSD Board News summarizes each Regular Board Meeting and is released the following day.
School Councils are advisory groups to Principal and assist with various events around the schools. At times, a Trustee Representative or the Superintendent will attend to provide information from a Board perspective. As a Board, we strive to meet collectively as a Council of School Councils at least three times a year. We also provide our Councils with information about our Financial Statements and Budget.
The Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools' Board of Trustees is committed to serving our community by providing the best educational experience. As elected officials, the Board of Trustees advocates for and represents the community at municipal and provincial government levels, and works with the Church and the parent community to promote publicly-funded quality Catholic education.
To this end, the Board has identified Advocacy as a priority and annually establishes a plan that will impact upon the government, Catholic school supporters, and the students in our care to strengthen publicly-funded Catholic Education now and for future generations. There are many ways to advocate and many issues that require a strong voice from the Catholic community.