St. Symphorosa School Advisory Board

Mission

The advisory board has as its primary concern the ministry of Catholic elementary school education: the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of the students. The Advisory Board, operating in conformity with the policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago (AOC), under the guidance of the AOC, the Superintendent of Schools, and the Pastor, shall concern itself with the general excellence of Catholic education at St. Symphorosa Catholic School.

Working in close collaboration with the Pastor and the Principal, and hearing its many stakeholders, this Advisory Board shall work only in an advisory capacity in order to enable the school community to reach it’s agreed upon goals.

Please find our meeting schedule below. Full school board meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and are held in the school library. Meeting agendas and minutes can be found on this webpage under the section titled"Meeting Schedule / Documents". If you are interested in attending and/or addressing the board during a future meeting please note that we will follow the protocol noted in the "Meeting Protocol" section on this page.

School Board Members

Position                           Name

Chairperson                    Robert Casey

Vice Chairperson            Melanie DalPonte

Secretary                        Maria Ruiz

Finance Chair                 TBD

Finance Member            Steven Engelhardt

Finance Member            Maria Ruiz

Advance Chair                Melanie DalPonte

Advance Member           Irene Castaneda

Advance Member           JoAnn Budz

Advance Member           Janja Taylor

Advance Member           Charlie Grijalva

School & Parish Staff Serving on the School Board

Position                            Name                                  E-Mail Address

School Principal               Kathy Berry                        kberry@stsymphorosaschool.org

Asst. Principal                  Chris Garza                        cgarza@stsymphorosaschool.org

Parish Pastor                    Fr. Idzi Stacherczak            s.idzi@yahoo.com

Meeting Schedule / Documents

2019-2020

Meeting Date                   Agenda                              Minutes

2019-09-25                       Not yet available               Not yet available

2019-11-13                      Not yet available                Not yet available

2020-01-15                      Not yet available                Not yet available

2020-03-18                      Not yet available                Not yet available

2020-05-27                     Not yet available                 Not yet available

Meeting Protocol

Any parent of a student at the School, parishioner, or member of an organization of the parish may address the School Advisory Board.

In order to address the Board, you will need to send an email to Kathy Berry (kberry@stsymphorosaschool.org) at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting. Your concern/discussion topic will then be placed on the agenda. Each visitor addressing the Advisory Board shall be limited to five minutes for making comments.

In accordance with Archdiocese Rules, the Advisory Board shall not be obligated to debate or respond to any comments raised by such visitor but instead may opt to take such comments under advisement.

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Contact Us

Tel: 773-585-6888

Fax: 773-585-8411

Email: stsymphorosa1@gmail.com

Address

6125 S. Austin Ave

Chicago, IL 60638