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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 and amended in 2019.

The board consists of 7-8 members who include the pastors of St. Francis Church and Immaculate Conception Church, the principal of YCHS, and parents, grandparents, parishioners and members representative of the greater Yuma community. The majority of members must be practicing members of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic or non-Catholic members alike must agree to support and respect the governance and the teaching 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 well-being 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