Archdiocese creates Catholic school board

Mary Paul McCaughey wants to change the face of Catholic Schools. And the superintendent of Chicago Catholic Schools – who has roots in the Southland – is hoping a newly formed Board of Catholic Schools will help. Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, announced early this week the formation of the Archdiocese of Chicago Board of Catholic Schools. “We need to position ourselves for the future,” said McCaughey, who was at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights for more than a decade. The board, on which George will serve as president, will have “specified jurisdiction,” meaning the 20-plus members will provide recommendations.