School Board

St. Ambrose Catholic School Board is comprised of six (6) discerned members and four (3) ex-officio members (the Pastor, the Principal, a Parish Council Representative and a Parent Organization Representative).

The Board is a consultative body which operates through consensus, formulates policy for the educational programs, evaluates the effectiveness of these policies and the programs which were implemented as a result of those policies, assists the Pastor and the Administration with reviewing all school financial matters, approves the school’s budget, including approval of the tuition policy and salary scales or ranges for school personnel. The Board also participates with the Pastor in the selection and evaluation of the Chief Administrator of the School. Parents may make contact with the Board President in writing at the school address.

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the school library at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. We encourage you to attend the meetings to learn the latest news about St. Ambrose. We also host The Town Hall Meeting held in the school cafeteria twice a year to address a summary of accomplishments at St. Ambrose over the last year and what parents can expect in the future.

If you are interested in serving on one of the committees or simply have questions for us, please email Kandice Staudt

As always, we encourage your input and feedback. We look forward to hearing from you.

School Board Meeting Attendance Policy

The St. Ambrose Catholic School Board welcomes input from its constituents and all members of the faith community. The following policy is to be observed by the persons making a presentation to introduce subjects to the Board for its considerations. Any grievances will follow Archdiocesan Policy and Procedure.

  1. A written summary of the presentation shall be sent to the Principal ten working days prior to a scheduled meeting.
  2. The presentation shall be limited to ten minutes.
  3. Nothing of a confidential nature should be addressed such as discipline problems or personnel issues. The President or Pastor may at any time stop the presentation if it is of a sensitive nature.
  4. No decision, reply, or discussion will follow the presentation.
  5. The response will be given in writing by the Board President within five working days.

If a topic of a confidential nature is allowed by the Pastor or Board President, the regular meeting is adjourned, all guests are asked to leave temporarily and the meeting is reopened in an “executive” or “closed” session. Anything said in the executive session is confidential and is not subject to disclosure unless required by law. Any breach of confidentiality may result in a member being removed from the Board. When the executive session is adjourned, the open meeting is then begun anew. The minutes as recorded by the Board’s secretary, simply reflect that a discussion was held in an executive session. The specifics are not listed in the minutes.

Current School Board Officers

President: Kandice Staudt
Vice President: Chet Wood
Secretary: Ana Uribe
Kay Ann Kernek
Nguyen Phouangsavanh
Eric Alvarez
Lisa Descant
Collins Bioseh
Peter Vogel
Ex officio: Khanh Pham, Principal
Ex officio: Father Hieu Nguyen, Pastor
Ex officio: Tami Navarro, Director of Advancement
Ex officio: Teresa William, Parent Organization