St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School is a ministry of both St. Alphonsus and St. Patrick Churches. Under the recommendation of the Archdiocese of Chicago St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick Catholic School established a board of specified jurisdiction to assist the school community in the governance in specified areas of the school, consistent with the policies, procedures, guidelines, regulations and best ideas promulgated by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Office of Catholic Schools. It is recommended that a BSJ be composed of 11 to 21 members. An individual is appointed by the pastor and/or superintendent for specified terms and is selected upon a certain skill set and expertise. A maximum of twenty percent (20%) of the Board members may be non-Catholic. Board members may be:

  • parishioners
  • alumni/alumnae and parents of alumni/alumnae
  • leaders within the neighborhood, business and professional communities
  • Parents/guardians (up to 25% of membership)
The Archdiocese of Chicago is a corporation sole. The Archbishop empowers the members of the BSJ through the pastor with specified responsibilities/powers. The following are the charge of the BSJ:
  • Ministry Effectiveness (Mission/Vision/Faith Based Core Values)
  • Member Development
  • Policy Development and Planning
  • Fiscal Management (Financial Resources; Physical Resources)
  • Institutional Advancement (Communication; Development; Marketing; 
    Enrollment/Recruitment and Retention)

The commitment of Board members is to attend Board meetings and actively participate on one of the committees of the BSJ. In cooperation with BSJ, the school community has an active and supportive Family and School Association.