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Home-School Association (HSA)


The St. Benedict Home-School Association (HSA) is the parent organization of St. Benedict School.  Its membership includes all the parents, school principal, teachers, and the parish priests.  A committee of parent volunteers from each grade level runs the organization.

The purpose of the HSA is threefold; fundraising, coordination of volunteer needs at school, and organizing the social events for parents and children.  This organization is not a school board.  The meetings occur every other month and provide a forum for parents’ nonacademic concerns.

Maintaining economic stability at St. Benedict School is an essential focus of the parent group.  Planning and implementing the major fundraising events are central to the workings of the HSA.  All monies raised are used to offset the educational expenses of the parish of St. Benedict, thereby decreasing the subsidy incurred by the parish in running the school.  This fundraising role directly affects tuition rates and the economic health of St. Benedict School.

Parents are encouraged to volunteer at school events – your assistance helps to make our social events possible!

Please Note:  If chairing an event, please review the attached HSA Financial Procedures for Event Reporting guidelines and the Expense/Profit Report form.  If you have any questions, please contact the HSA Treasurers.

HSA Meetings:

All parents are members of the HSA and are encouraged to attend the meetings.  It’s a great way to find out what is going on in the school, and new ideas are always welcome.