Volunteer and Chaperone Guidelines
St. Mary School participates in the Diocese of La Crosse Safe Environment Program to insure that our children are safe from all forms of sexual misconduct. All clergy, teachers, staff,, employees, and volunteers of the parish and school are subject to the requirements of this program. All of the aforementioned shall acknowledge in writing that as a condition of service in St. Mary Parish or School, they shall receive, understand, and abide by the policy and procedures contained in the documents below.
• Basic Criminal Background Check - Complete every 3 years. (paid and volunteer)
• Confidential Questionnaire - Complete every year. (paid and volunteer)
• Annual Verification of Safe Environment Training - Complete every year. (paid and volunteer)
• FBI Release - Complete 1 time only. (anyone who is finger printed)
• Finger Printing - Complete 1 time only. (paid staff and anyone who works with children).
Sycamore School management system helps St. Mary School to manage student data, streamline processes and enhance our communication and reporting with parents. It is keeps the information flowing between school administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
Tuition Tax Deduction
Parents with a child in a private school can receive a tax deduction for private school tuition. Under the program, parents statewide will be able to deduct up to $4,000 per student in grades K-8, and up to $10,000 per high school student. The tax deduction began in tax year 2014. Please see the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools for more information.
Parental Choice Program
St. Mary School participates in Wisconsin's statewide Parental Choice Program, a private school voucher program that was enacted and launched in 2013. The program offers school vouchers to students whose families meet certain income qualifications and are not assigned to the Milwaukee Public Schools or Racine Unified school districts. For detailed information, please refer to the Department of Instruction website.
The Education Committee is a consultative body that advises the pastor and school principal on matters concerning the fostering of Catholic education, curriculum, funding, and the operation of St. Mary of the Assumption School.
Education Committee Members
George (G4) Laubmeier