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 Pastor, Fr. Wayne Watts, has 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.
For the 2015-16 school year, our Board is comprised of 20 members. 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.
2015-16 St. John Berchmans Board of Specified Jurisdiction Board Members
Rev. Wayne F. Watts
Mary Jean Mendizabal