Dear WACS Families,

Hello from the WACS Advisory Board!  This letter will share reasons why our board exists and how we can help to continuously improve your family's many year journey within our amazing school.  

The purpose of the Board is to promote the educational mission of Christ and His church in the Winona Area Catholic Schools through message, community and service.  We strive to act as a liaison between parents, WACS staff, and our priests.

Our WACS Board acts as a “consultative body, advisory to the pastor(s) and principal.  Policies, after formulation by the council, are officially enacted by the pastor(s), then implemented by the principal.” We differ from a public school board in that we are not jurisdictional.  We are volunteers comprised of parents representing the various parishes, as well as an “at large” member.  We have the responsibility of reviewing all issues and advising the pastors.  Decisions are made based upon the advice of the Board. 
  

The School Advisory Board holds regular meetings beginning in July through May.  We meet each month and publish our agenda and minutes on the WACS website, upon approval.  We have a time set aside at each meeting for
“Comments from the Floor”, and welcome anyone to attend who would like to bring forward a concern to be addressed at this time.  Under the “Parent Connection” tab in our WACS website, you will find more information, as well as each of our emails.  Feel free to contact us anytime about attending one of our monthly meetings and/or sharing your ideas on how we can improve your child’s time at WACS.

Our Board was tasked to develop a Parent Survey this ’15-’16 school year.  We appreciate the multitude of well thought out responses and comments to our survey.  A subcommittee has reviewed your valuable feedback and positive change will be occurring based off your comments.  Using these suggestions/comments we are working to implement changes on both short term and long range plans. Our principal, Pat Bowlin, will be addressing many of these topics in his weekly “Principal’s Letter” to communicate and keep you in the loop.

Faithfully,
WACS Advisory Board