ERIC Number: ED370225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Stewardship and the Catholic School Tuition Program.
Kealey, Robert J.; Collins, Kathleen C.
In November 1992, the American Catholic bishops approved their pastoral on stewardship entitled "Stewardship: A Disciple's Response." In this letter, the bishops challenged the Catholic community to adapt the principles they set forth to the daily life of the Church. This document describes the Stewardship and the Catholic School Tuition Program, which relates stewardship to tuition. This program is based on two former methods of support: the contribution of the entire parish to the Catholic school and the tuition paid by parents. Section 1 presents the background of and rationale for the Catholic School Tuition Program, examining problems with current tuition practices and stewardship and the Catholic school. Section 2 explains in detail eight steps for implementation: forming a leadership team; securing the support of the parish/school leaders; enhancing the school's visibility; selecting a stewardship tuition committee; presenting the program to the parents; implementing the program; evaluating the program; and planning for the future. Appendices contain sample agreement and evaluation forms and information on civil law to Catholic school finance. (LMI)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Fund Raising, Private Schools, Program Implementation, School Support, Tuition
National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Elementary Schools.