Catholic Schools Commission
On August 11, 2011 the work of the Catholic Schools Commission culminated in initiatives aimed at reinvesting in schools throughout this local Church. These initiatives will strengthen schools for this generation and generations to come.
The Catholic Schools Commission was established to build upon the work done over the past two years by the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Task Force and the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) consultants from Notre Dame.
The Commission engaged with stakeholders across the Archdiocese throughout its work. Consultation opportunities included focus groups, meetings, and web surveys participated in by more than 3,000 school and parish leaders, parents, teachers, and others. The Commission concluded its work with the submission of its recommendations to the Archbishop in June 2011. After a period of careful review, the Archbishop announced the approved initiatives in August 2011.
Monthly Commission Update
Throughout the work of the Catholic Schools Commission, Co-Chairs John McMahon and Karen Rauenhorst posted a monthly update on the Commission’s work on the News page. You can find pdfs of those updates below.
February 2011 Catholic Schools Commission Update (pdf)
March 2011 Catholic Schools Commission Update (pdf)
April 2011 Catholic Schools Commission Update (pdf)
May 2011 Catholic Schools Commission Update (pdf)
June 2011 Catholic Schools Commission Update (pdf)
More About the Commission
Read The Catholic Spirit article from February 2011 about the Commission.
Read Archbishop Nienstedt’s column from Catholic Schools Week 2011
General Overview of Process
Individual school review processes commenced in October 2010 and are ongoing. The timeline below is intended to serve as a very general overview of how the work of the Catholic Schools Commission relates to schools planning overall. Get the Catholic Schools Commission Timeline as a pdf.