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December 17, 2013

Communication Release from the Sacred Heart School Board:

May the Peace of Christ Be With You!

As we near the birth of Christ and Christmas vacation, the Board wants to provide you with an update.

With the parent election this fall, the Board welcomed Jimmy Ellis and looks forward to working with him. Jimmy is an alum of Sacred Heart and brings that added perspective to the Board.

The School Board Marketing and Development Committee has met a number of times and has developed new ideas and strategies for enhanced marketing of our School. The Board truly appreciates all of those efforts and ideas.

This spring will mark the end of our school’s current Strategic Plan. A copy of the plan can be found on the School’s website. To assist with the creation and implementation of a new strategic plan, the Board has decided to hire an outside facilitator. The Board has contacted different facilitators and interviews are being arranged before a determination is made on which individual to hire for this project. To cover the impending costs, we have sought out various donors. It is the Board’s intention to make sure that surveys and focus groups are conducted during the strategic planning process so that the voices of all constituencies of our school may be heard and taken into account. As we know more information, we will let you know. For now, we expect this process to take place after the New Year and continue through the end of this school year.

In January, the Board will be working on the budget for the 2014-2015 school year. Prior to finalization of the budget, the Board will announce a date and time for a budget meeting, likely to occur the end of January. We hope that everyone will be able to attend and hear about the upcoming year’s budget.

The Board thanks each of you for your continual prayers and assistance to keep Sacred Heart one of the strongest and faith-filled Catholic schools in the Archdiocese. We keep you and your families in our prayers.

If you wish to contact us, please e-mail the Board at board@shgschool.org, or send correspondence addressed to “School Board” via the Main Office and the information will be forwarded on to the board members.

Merry Christmas!

Thank you and God Bless!