Our Lady of Divine Providence
917 North Atlanta Street, Metairie, LA 70003


School Board

Our Lady of Divine Providence Elementary School is owned and operated by Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish. The school is established to carry out the teaching ministry of the Catholic Church.

The pastor has established the School Board as an “Advisory Board” to further the advancement of excellence in Catholic school education for students at Our Lady of Divine Providence School, by providing leadership, direction, and support.

The Advisory School Board has as its primary concern the ministry of Catholic school education: the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of the students. The Board operated under the guidance of the pastor, in collaboration with the principal. The Board concerns itself with planning, marketing the school to the various communities, operational vitality of the school and policy issues pertaining to the general excellence of Catholic education at Our Lady of Divine Providence School.

The Board operates in an advisory capacity to the pastor and principal to set the school’s goals and direction. The overseeing of the day-to-day operations and allocation of resources are entrusted to the principal and his/her staff.

The functions of the Board shall include advising in the following areas: Mission Advancement/Catholic Identity; Relationship with the Parish; Strategic Planning; Public/Community Relations, Communications and Development; Finances; Facility Management; Crisis Management and Safety; and Special Projects.

Board members serve a term of three years. Board members are limited to two consecutive terms. The Board shall consist of parents, alumni/parents of alumni, active parishioners, and leaders within OLDP community who have expertise in the areas identified above.


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