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School Advisory Board Members

Some ideas for what School Advisory Board members can do:

  • Encourage Latino parents to serve on the School Advisory Board.

  • Assist the Development and Recruiting person with any work that he/she might need.

  • Dedicate time at Advisory Board meetings regularly to talk about how the school’s progress in attracting and serving Latino students and families.

  • Learn the statistics about Latinos in the United States and in the Church. For example, Latino/a students that attend Catholic schools are 42% more likely to graduate from High School and two-and-a-half times more likely to graduate from college.

  • Attend the Mass in Spanish periodically at your parish.

  • Learn to say a few words in Spanish.

  • Ask that the school function as a community center in the evenings. Offer ENL classes, citizenship classes, basic keyboarding in Spanish. This will draw people into the school who have never been in the school. It is a great way to promote the school.