About the School Board

What is the Board’s role?

The School Board is responsible for:

  • Review and approve the school system budget, tuition and other sources of funding
  • Determine policies that adhere to diocesan policy and enable the school to fulfill its mission
  • Employ a superintendent and conduct an annual performance review
  • Participate in the school’s development, student enrollment efforts, public relations plan, and long-range planning

What is expected of Board members?

Board members are expected to:

  • Attend and participate in monthly board meetings
  • Serve on one of the following committees: Finance, Development, Investments, or Facilities
  • Attend an annual day-long orientation held in July
  • Serve a 3 year term with the option of doing a second term

How are School Board members selected?

The Board consists of 13 members: the Bishop, (2) Roman Catholic Priests serving in the Diocese of Rapid City, (1) member from Blessed Sacrament, (1) member from Our Lady of Perpetual Help, (2) members from either Our Lady of the Black Hills, St. Issac Jogues, or St. Therese, and (6) members-at-large.

  • Each Parish represented on the Board is to nominate a sufficient number of individuals to fill their allocated positions each year (depending on term limits, vacancies, etc.).
  • Parishes may also nominate individuals for the at-large positions.
  • Board members also make recommendations/nominations.
  • Recruitment of nominees is an important aspect of the Board. If you are interested in serving, please contact a member of the Board.
  • Each year there is a vacancy, an ad hoc committee interviews the nominees and makes a recommendation to the Executive Committee.
  • The Executive Committee then recommends nominee(s) to the full Board for approval.  Members are limited to two, three-year terms.

How to learn more about getting involved with the School Board:

If you would like to learn more about the role of the School Board or if you would like to explore if you are a good fit for this position, you are encouraged to:

  • Attend a meeting
  • Participate in a School Board committee
  • Look over School Board documents which can be accessed on our website

If you are interested in serving in this capacity or would like more information, please contact one of the people below to learn more:

Mrs. Cassidy Stalley