SJB School Board
Welcome to the SJB Board of Specified Jurisdiction Page!
In accordance with the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools (2013-2016) , our school established a Board of Specified Jurisdiction to assist in the school’s governance in specified areas, consistent with the policies, procedures, guidelines, regulations, and best practices promulgated by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Office of Catholic Schools.
Each member is appointed by the pastor for a specified term–usually 3 years, because of the skill set and expertise of the member. A maximum of twenty percent (20%) of the Board members may be non-Catholic. Board members may be:
- alumni/alumnae and parents of alumni/alumnae;
- leaders within the neighborhood, civic, business, and professional communities; and
- school parents and guardians (up to 25% of membership).
The Archbishop empowers the members of the BSJ through the pastor with specified responsibilities/powers. The major areas of responsibility of the BSJ are: 1) fiscal management, which includes financial resources and the physical plant; and 2) institutional advancement, which includes development, communication, marketing and recruitment, enrollment management and student retention. The Board also attends to the school’s mission effectiveness, as well as board member development and board evaluation, and the planning and development of local policy as needed.
Executive Committee, Tim Leyden Board Chair
Finance & Facilities, Mary Cahillane, Chair
Advancement & Development, Zach Olszewski, Chair
School Culture, Matt & Megan McCabe, Co-Chairs
Strategic Planning, Michael Kenny, Chair
To learn more about our Board or joining one of our committees, contact Nancy Schiavone, Chair of the Member Development Committee.