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Leadership Manual - Local Catholic School Boards

The basic principles and insights outlined in the The Center of Catholic Education and Formation Leadership Manual for Catholic School Boards offer a clear direction concerning school boards within the Archdiocese of Hartford for (Inter) Parish Schools and Archdiocesan High Schools. This manual should be useful to Board Members, Pastors, Principals, and Chief Administrators as a means of exercising their rights and responsibilities in the service of others.

20†20 Vision: An Eye on Our Future calls forth the following standards in order to advance local school boards now and into the future:

  • An excellent Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Hartford has a governance structure that recognizes, respects, and collaborates with the appropriate and legitimate authorities.
  • An excellent Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Hartford has a local school board that exercises responsible decision making in collaboration with the canonical administrator and the school's leadership team for the development and oversight of the school's fidelity to mission, standards of excellence, and operational vitality.


For Parish School Boards: 

For High School Boards: 

For more information please contact: 

Valerie Mara
Superintendent of Catholic Schools