Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
Parish Handbook - Good Shepherd School / MOU Overview

Good Shepherd School Overview

          Incorporation and Charter (included in Parish Handbook):

o         School was founded in 1985 and incorporated in 2002.

o         School and MDO have 30 staff members.

o         MDO has 74 children for age range from 12 months to 2 years.

o         School has 202 children for age range from 3 through Kindergarten. 

o         School is entity of the Church – Church sponsors the school as part of articles of incorporation.

o         12 members on the Board of Directors plus the Rector.  “60% or more of the Board shall be enrolled communicants in good standing of the Sponsor”, i.e., the Church. 

          Rector’s practice has been to assign 2 or 3 Vestry members as Directors of the Board.

          Vestry approves School Board membership

          Director of the School reports to the Rector.

          MDO Director reports to Director of School.

          School is certified by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools.

          School maintains separate budget and financial control system.

          School Operations

o         School utilizes the Church facilities on a regular planned basis with class rooms in the Education and Mission Center buildings and other facilities as needed such as the Sanctuary, parish hall, etc.

o         School pays an annual fee for use of Church facilities and staff.

o         Church provides facilities, janitorial services, and general support to the school as necessary.

o         Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the parish and Good Shepherd School was approved by the Vestry on May 20, 2008 and ratified by the School Board on March 27, 2008; a copy of this MOU is included in this Parish Handbook.