School Commission

The Saint Gabriel School Commission exists to promote the teachings of Jesus Christ and to serve the Catholic Community of Fayette County through the catechetical message of word, worship, community, and service.

The Commission consists of the pastor, school principal, nine parishioners, and a representative from the PTSG (Parents and Teachers of Saint Gabriel School).  Parishioners may become members of the Commission through a discernment process, which is held each spring.  Terms are for a 3-year period.  The Archdiocesan Education Commission and the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education support the Commission.

The roles of the School Commission include:

  1. Forming a mission statement, goals and objectives for the education ministry at Saint Gabriel Parish
  2. Budgeting for parish educational programs
  3. Employment of a school administrator
  4. Setting education policies in accordance with Archdiocesan policies.

The Commission meets the second Monday of each month, August through June.  The exact time and location are published in the parish bulletin and school newsletter.  The meetings are open and guests are welcome to attend.  A person or delegation wishing to address the Commission may do so by contacting the Commission President or school principal at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.  Comments addressed to the Commission by a delegation will be limited to 10 minutes per meeting.