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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees for Yuma Catholic High School is governed by the bylaws which were adopted in 1998.

The board consists of 15-18 members who include the Pastors of St. Francis Church and Immaculate Conception Church, the principals of YCHS, St. Francis School and Immaculate Conception School, and parents, grandparents, parishioners and community members. Board members can be Catholic or non-Catholic, although the majority must be practicing members of the Roman Catholic Church. The Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson must approve anyone nominated for board membership.

The purpose of the Board, according to its bylaws, is to “formulate, foster and promote, through programs and policies, the full expression of the philosophy and goals of Yuma Catholic High School.” In doing so, the board is responsible for establishing educational policies, approving the budget, monitoring the management of finances, fostering the wellbeing and development of the school, evaluating policies of the school, hiring of the principal, ensuring the continuation of a balanced student body which reflects the community, assisting the administration in securing financial support for the school, and other duties as set forth in the bylaws.

Under the doctrine of collective responsibility, duties of the YCHS Board of Trustees include:

  • establishing broad policies and objectives;

  • selecting, supporting and reviewing the performance of the chief executive;

  • ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources;

  • approving annual budgets;

  • accounting for the organization's performance