School Advisory Committee
The Holy Family Elementary School Advisory Council is an advisory body that supports the School Administrator. It receives and makes recommendations relating to the operations of the school. The school advisory council meetings are held on the second Monday of every other month, typically at 5:15 p.m. in the school library, unless otherwise posted. Bi-Monthly meeting minutes will be posted on the website as soon as possible. The School Advisory Council consists of the following members:
- Two (2) ex-officio members to include: the Pastor Designate (Fr. Barry Brinkman), and the School Administrator (Rachel Wentling).
- Seven (7) members are elected to School Advisory for 3-year terms on a rotating basis. Members must be parents of the school population. Of those seven members, two member must attend Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, two from St. Joseph’s Parish, two from St. Nicholas Parish, and one at large member representing the smaller parishes within Ellis County. All elected members must be approved by the Pastor Designate. Officers are elected annually by the School Advisory Council Members. Officers include: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Members.
- Three (3) Parish Council Representatives are appointed to School Advisory by each of the local parishes, (IHM, St. Joseph, and St. Nicholas). Representatives are appointed annually by the their respective Parish Council.
School Policy & Bylaws
Responsibilities: Establish school policies and bylaws for Holy Family Elementary, consistent with the requirements of the Salina Diocese, the law, and the statewide goals and standards established by the Board of Education. Provide insight and advice on major adoptions or revisions of school policy and periodically review policies for Holy Family Elementary. Maintain and update the school faculty, parent, and student handbook for Holy Family Elementary. Approve and oversee various school and volunteer committees. Make the necessary revisions, additions, and deletions to school policy and bylaws upon approval of the Pastor Designate and School Administrator.
2017-2018 Council Members
Courtney Brady (STN)
Jaye Ditter (IHM)
Michele Baalmann (STN)
Nathan Staab (STJ)
Clint Newell (STJ)
Jami Breit (IHM)
Jenalyn Leiker (Outlying Parishes)
Doug Nehls (IHM)