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The Secondary Principals Advisory Council (SPAC) is composed of archdiocesan, parish, and private high school principals. Council or committee meetings are held monthly. The council has the following responsibilities:

  • Advise the superintendent of high schools and provide input to the consultative school boards of the archdiocese

  • Advise the superintendent of high schools in matters of Catholic identity, curriculum, operations, and marketing

  • Present to the superintendent of high schools the suggestions and concerns of the principals

  • Act as a task force for special, cooperatively planned educational projects

  • Facilitate support for the high school principals in the regions

SPAC is comprised of the following members:​

  • One archdiocesan/parish high school principal from each region, elected by all high school principals in that region (this group is elected first)

  • Two elected archdiocesan high school principals, elected by all high school principals

  • Two elected at large private high school principals, elected by all high school principals

  • Two elected at large archdiocesan principals, elected by all high school principals

  • One priest (or religious, if not otherwise represented), appointed by the superintendent

  • Two or three principals appointed by the superintendent for the purpose of balance at his or her discretion

  • Members of the high school section of the Department of Catholic Schools, as ex officio members

The election will be held at the general principals' meeting in September.


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