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The St. Joan of Arc School Advisory Board (SAB) is a consultative board, serving in an advisory capacity to the Pastor and Principal in strategic, legal, financial, policy, and confidential matters. The purpose of the SAB is:
(1) to advise the Pastor and the Principal with respect to the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies which govern the operation of St. Joan of Arc School,
(2) to assist the Pastor and the Principal in strategic planning for the School, and
(3) to promote the school mission of providing students a firm foundation in the Catholic faith, thereby creating the opportunity and the means to achieve academic excellence.
The SAB Executive Board for the 2022-23 school year are:
Jeremy Jackson – President
Jeremy and his wife Sarah have been members of the Parish since 2007. They have been school parents since 2014. Jeremy is starting his second term on the SAB and this will be his second year as the President.
The President presides at all meetings of the SAB and works closely with the Principal in setting the agenda for SAB meetings.
John-Marc Berthoud – Vice President
John-Marc and his family originally joined the Parish in 1979 when he was a student at SJA. John-Marc and his wife Megan have been members at the Parish since 2018. They have been school parents since 2018. John-Marc is serving as VP for the second consecutive year, and his 3-year term on the SAB will end this upcoming May.
The Vice President assists the President in all matters and oversees the discernment process of new members in the Spring.
Heather Kroupa – Secretary
Heather and her husband Adam became members of the Parish in 2006. They have been school parents since 2015 . Heather is serving her second year on the SAB and this will be first in the role as Secretary.
The Secretary takes minutes of the Board meetings and maintains its written records.
Andrew Marks – Treasurer
Andrew and his wife Marzenka have been members of the Parish since 2012. They have been school parents since 2014. Andrew is starting his second term on the SAB and this will be his third year as the Treasurer.
The Treasurer represents the SAB at meetings of the Parish Finance Council, participates in the development of the school budget, and coordinates with the Parish Operations Manager on regular financial reports.
Other SAB Members
The SAB is composed of St. Joan of Arc parishioners selected through a discernment process each spring. By being responsive to the values of the Parish community, the SAB is responsible for providing policy direction as a concerned and competent body which is representative and accountable to the community of faithful at St. Joan of Arc Parish. Administrative and discipline decisions are the responsibility of the Principal within the framework of established school policies subject to regulations from the Pastor and the Joliet Diocese Catholic Schools Office.
Regular meetings of the SAB are open to all interested parishioners of St. Joan of Arc Parish and/or parents of St. Joan of Arc School students. Other non-parishioners may attend upon invitation by the SAB. If you would like to address the SAB, please submit the topic in writing to the Principal or SAB President at least 10 calendar days before the next SAB meeting.
The SAB’s 2022-2023 meetings will be held on the following dates at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center:
Monday September 19
Monday October 17
Monday November 22
Monday January 23
Monday February 27
Monday March 20
Monday April 17
Monday May 15