St. Matthew School
An Immaculate Heart of Mary School







Chrystal Collins


 Mary Pat Caputo

Executive Member

Msgr. Thomas Ginty

Executive Member

Mrs. Helen Treacy


Joan Carey
Tim Collins
Joan Murphy
Joe Naples
Dawn Nielson
Larry Pittman



33 Welch Drive
Forestville, CT  06010


St. Matthew School

In the tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Fax:  860-314-1541

SMS School Board

Purpose & Function:
The purpose and function of the St. Matthew School Board is as follows:

The School Board is by its nature advisory to the Pastor. The function of the School Board shall be to be a means for the exercise of shared responsibility for the mission of Catholic education within the context of the parish mission at St. Matthew School, and to provide leadership, assistance, and support for the school in the fulfillment of its mission as a center of quality Catholic education.

The main responsibilities of the Board include the following:

Mission Statement: adoption of the School's mission statement, and periodic review of its operational validity.

Policy: the development, and adoption and review of policy for the school, as needed, within the framework of archdiocesan policy.

Planning: the development and regular updating of a five year plan for the school; annual goal setting for the School and for the Board. The long-range plan should follow the guidelines of the Office of Catholic Schools.

Development: the formulation and implementation of a Development program for the school following archdiocesan guidelines, and in cooperation with the Office of Catholic Schools.

Budget: adopting and monitoring the School's operational budget, according to the format specified by the Office of Catholic Schools; reviewing periodic reports from the Principal on the implementation of the budget.

Appointment of the Principal: when a vacancy occurs, recommending to the Pastor from the diocesan-approved candidates the appointment of the Principal; recommending to the Pastor the removal or non-renewal of the Principal's contract, based upon evaluation of performance.

Evaluation: systematically evaluating the School's mission statement, goals, and school policies; the Principal; the Board itself.

Membership: The School Board shall consist of no fewer than nine and no more than fifteen members.

Meetings: School Board meetings are generally held on a monthly basis as agreed upon at its initial meeting each year.



St. Matthew School Board's Nominating Committee will be composed of:


St. Matthew School Board's Nominating Committee will be composed of the Pastor (or his designated representative), Principal, and three (3) seated Board members selected by their peers. Board members selected to the Nominating Committee will consist of one member from each elected/appointed term of service.  No nominating committee member can be seeking re-election.  In the event that all members of a year group are seeking re-election, a second committee member will be chosen from the next senior term-of-service group. This committee is charged with identifying and screening candidates and presenting a slate of nominees for election to the full Board of review of acceptance or rejection prior to the March meeting of the Home-School Association.  Each nominating committee member has 1 vote. If consensus is not reached than parliamentary determination be required.



The nominating committee in proposing the parent- representative nominees for election to the school board will consider the following eligibility requirements and qualifications:


Personal Qualifications


Board Qualifications


The following information will be required from potential candidates seeking election to the school board: