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Our Lady of Black Rock School is governed by a Regional Board of Trustees, headed by the Canonical Administrator, who is appointed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo.  The Regional School Board of Our Lady of Black Rock School was formed three years ago at the recommendation of the Buffalo Diocese. Men and women who volunteer to serve on the Board of Trustees are recommended and appointed by Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo. 

As stated in Buffalo’s Diocesan By-Laws of Regional Catholic Schools revised March 4, 2010, the purpose of the School Board of Trustees is to own, operate, and maintain Our Lady of Black Rock School in the tradition of the Diocese of Buffalo; dedicated to the intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, and physical development of children with an emphasis on Catholic religious values; the priorities of human life, continuity with the past, an awareness of the need for social justice in the world, and commitment to alert, active, and responsible citizenship.

The main responsibilities of the Board also include, but are not limited to:                         

  • To approve and interpret the school’s statement of philosophy and mission’s established by the school, and to require that the school operates in conformance with its philosophy, mission and purposes.                                                                  
  • To approve any amendment and/or repeal of the Charter, or By-Laws of this regional school.                                                             
  • To elect/appoint the elected/appointed Board of Trustees and to fill any vacancies on the Board.          
  • To approve any indebtedness of the school in excess of an amount to be fixed from time to time by the members. 
  • To approve annual school budget, staff salaries, and capital expenditures
  • To assess the physical plant and make recommendations 
  •  To sit on advisory subcommittees such as (but not limited to) budget and finance, education, advancement, facilities, and strategic planning at the discretion of the Board, as needed for efficient functioning.