Zenovia Evans, Chair
Mike Nylen, Vice Chair
Christ Our Savior Catholic School is under the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical authority of the Archdiocese of Chicago and is governed by a Board of Specified Jurisdiction and is subject to Archdiocesan policies, procedures, guidelines, regulations and best practices. The reserved powers of the Archdiocese include the approval of the philosophy and mission statements for the school, establishment of the board of specified jurisdiction, appointment of board members, approval of by-laws for the board, approval for all capital improvements, additions and structural changes, approval for all borrowings, approval and ratification of annual operating budgets, approval of legal counsel and approval to initiate or defend litigation, approval of auditing counsel, oversight to ensure no alienation of Church property and appointment of the Principal, who is the chief executive officer of the school.
Christ Our Savior School is a cooperative parochial school created out of the parishes of Queen of Apostles Church, Holy Ghost Church, Our Lady of Knock Church, St. Andrew Church, St. Jude Church and St. Victor Church and those churches are represented by an Executive Pastor selected by the Pastors of those churches. Archdiocese of Chicago guidelines for Boards of Specified Jurisdiction provide for a board of no less than eleven and no more than twenty-one members which have no more than 25% of school parents as member and include alumni and parents of alumni, leaders within the civic, business and professional communities, Catholic school administrators and educators and parishioners of the sponsoring parishes.
The board is responsible for strategic planning and the planning and administration of academic affairs, student affairs, faith community affairs, business affairs and development affairs and is also responsible for the evaluation of the Principal, the evaluation of the effectiveness of local school policies and plans, the evaluation of the effectiveness of board operations and the evaluation of mission effectiveness. The board has oversight of financial operations and oversight of and participation in institutional advancement and development programs to attract human and financial resources.
The current board has been successful in identifying and obtaining nearly $100,000 in grants from a private foundation and for implementing programming designed to enhance education, provide positive public relations for the school and engage school families in the ongoing mission of the school.