Decree Updating Diocesan School Policy Manual

To the Presidents and Principals of our Catholic Schools,

As a part of my ongoing efforts to provide the best possible Catholic education for our students, and in response to our ever-changing world, several of the policies found in the Policy and Regulation Manual for Schools need to be updated. These updates are the work of the superintendent, the Diocesan School Advisory Council and the administrators of our schools. I believe these updates will further the mission of Catholic education in the DIocese of Jefferson City and provide for better governance of our schools.

I therefore


that the updated Schools Policy Manual shall be promulgated by being published on the diocesan website and that it will take effect one month from the date of this letter, all things to the contrary notwithstanding.

These policies and regulations are particular law for our diocese and therefore are obligatory for all who work with and attend Catholic schools. Additionally, the Policy Manual serves to assist the practice of co-responsibility between pastors, school advisory councils, administrators, teachers and parents in the development of local school policies and regulations. Each policy and regulation developed at the local school level must be consistent with these diocesan policies.

Given at the Chancery on the 26th day of January in the Year of Our Lord 2022.

Official appointment

Msgr. Marion Makarewicz as dean of the North Deanery, effective June 7, 2022.