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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 the principal, pastors of St. Francis Church and Immaculate Conception Church, parents, grandparents, and members representative of the greater Yuma community. A majority of members must be practicing members of the Roman Catholic Church. All members 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 all nominations for board membership.

The purpose of the Board in accordance with 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.” The board is responsible for establishing and evaluating policies, approving the budget, monitoring the finances, fostering the well-being of the school, hiring and evaluating the principal, procuring 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