Differences between Public School Boards and Catholic School Advisory Councils

Public School Board

End: Free education for all
Responsibility: For the school system’s general operation
Orientation: Civil, Societal
Type: Regulatory
Entity: Legal
Establishment: By law
Membership: Elected to represent constituencies
Impact: Own locality

Catholic School Advisory Council

End: Provide Catholic education to those who choose it
Responsibility: For one particular school
Orientation: Catholic Church
Type: Consultative
Entity: Not Legal
Establishment: Episcopal mandate
Membership: Elected or appointed
Impact: Entire mission of the Church