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​​In addition to the general services enumerated previously, the Department of Catholic Schools at the high school level is responsible for:

  • Providing direction through policy formulation and promulgation

  • Supervising and evaluating the general administration and operation of the schools

  • Interviewing and hiring archdiocesan presidents and principals

  • Interviewing and approving the hiring of vice principals

  • Approving the hiring of all personnel

  • Planning and implementing an evaluation program for principals​

  • Providing in-service and orientation programs for new principals

  • Reviewing and approving (at the time of accreditation) school vision, mission, philosophies, goals, objectives, and Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

  • Planning for continuous school improvement

  • Approving the annual budget and monitoring monthly financial reports

  • Approving capital improvements and purchases in conjunction with the regional bishop's office, the Construction Department, and the Real Estate Department, as appropriate

3.4.3.1 Superintendent of High Schools

The superintendent of high schools is appointed by the archbishop and is directly responsible to the chancellor. The superintendent is the senior administrative person responsible for providing collaborative leadership for high schools, a commitment to the Catholic mission, and identity and faith formation in Catholic high schools and for coordinating curriculum and other educational efforts to promote excellence. For archdiocesan and parish high schools, the responsibilities include oversight of staff selection, development of effective stewardship programs, and direct coordination of school governance. The superintendent works directly with the assistant superintendents to achieve these goals and represents the archdiocese on behalf of the Catholic high schools. In the Department of Catholic Schools, the superintendent of high schools works with the superintendent of elementary schools​ and other senior staff members of the department to develop the overall goals for Catholic school education, the department budget, and other common efforts.

3.4.3.2 Assistant Superintendents of High Schools

The assistant superintendents of high schools are appointed by and accountable to the superintendent of high schools. They each have direct responsibility for the particular Catholic high schools assigned to them. Each assistant superintendent works with the principals in the implementation of a broad array of programs and functions. These responsibilities encompass the areas of spiritual development, realization of the school's mission and philosophy, curriculum, co-curricular activities, fiscal policies, discipline, personnel practices, community relations, and the school plant. In fulfilling this role, each assistant superintendent is directly responsible to the superintendent.

3.4.3.3 Supervisor of Religious Instruction and Formation for High Schools

The supervisor of religious instruction and formation for high schools is appointed by the archbishop and is accountable to the superintendent of high schools. The supervisor assists in the faith formation of the students by ensuring quality religious education through the implementation of the religion teacher's certification process, a two-year course of study culminating in certificatio​n as a high school religion teacher. To ensure the integrity of the school's Catholicity and lived experience, the supervisor approves the hiring of religion teachers and oversees the religion curriculum of studies. The supervisor assists in the development of the faith community within the schools, which is integral to Catholic high schools in the archdiocese.

3.4.3.4 Finance Supervisor for High Schools

The finance supervisor for high schools is appointed by the superintendent of high schools and is accountable to the superintendent. The finance supervisor oversees the fiscal management of the archdiocesan and parish high schools by ensuring that annual budgets are prepared in conformity with archdiocesan guidelines and by monitoring the schools' finances throughout the year through careful analysis and review of financial reports submitted monthly by the schools. The finance supervisor serves as a financial advisor/resource person to the schools and works directly with the principals and bookkeepers in maintaining sound fiscal oversight of their financial budget and resources.​


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