• Address: 161 9th Street Idaho Falls ID 83404
  • Phone: (208) 522-7781
  • Fax: (208) 522-7782
  • hrsoffice@cableone.net

School Board

School Board meetings take place on the 2nd Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in the school faculty room and are open to the public. The pastor, principal, and/or chairperson can call special board meetings. 

Purpose and Function:

The Consultative School Board is established to assist the Principal and ultimately the Pastor by providing advice and counsel particularly in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning: to assist in formulating strategic goals for the long-term direction of the school and to assist in formulating the school mission statement.
  • Policy Formulation: to provide advice and counsel with regard to policies in areas determined by the Pastors and Principal.
  • Evaluation of policies, plans, mission effectiveness and board self-evaluation.
  • Institutional Advancement/Development: to provide advice and counsel with regard to the establishment and maintenance of comprehensive programs of institutional advancement and to enhance the image, enrollment and financial viability of the school.
  • Communications: to provide advice and counsel with regard to communicating school policies and activities to the various school constituencies.
  • Lead marketing initiatives for the school (outside of PTO activities – but in coordination with the PTO as needed).

The Consultative School Board has no authority for formulating policies separate from the Pastors and Principal. The Parish School Board does not have responsibility for determining the amount of parish funds in support of the school and has no responsibility with regard to school staff/personnel or students. 


For more information about how our school board is formed and functions, please click the link below:

The Effective Catholic School Board: A Guide For the Parish Elementary School


Father Raul Covarrubias, Pastor (non-voting)

Carina VanPelt, Principal (non-voting) cvanpelt@cableone.net 

Andrew Slaughter, Chairperson slaughter98@gmail.com

Jake Murray, Vice-chairperson jakemurray83@yahoo.com

Aishie Lindula, Secretary  naaishie@gmail.com

Alexa Stanger astanger@theartmuseum.org

Greg Stoddard gstoddard77@yahoo.com

Dan & Jenni Garren dgarren83401@yahoo.com

Mike Farnsworth  michael.j.farnsworth@gmail.com

Leona Kelly, PTO President  leonakelly@gmail.com


2017/2018 Class Ambassadors:
(Class representatives that parents can ask questions of.)

Preschool/PreK - Bryce Kelly leonakelly@gmail.com
Kindergarten - Mike Farnsworth michael.j.farnsworth@gmail.com
1st grade - Jake Murray jakemurray83@yahoo.com
2nd grade - Agata Zalupski sproketino@gmail.com
3rd grade - Alexa Stanger astanger@theartmuseum.org
4th grade - Jodi Bright (Also, PTO treasurer) jodibright95@gmail.com
5th and 6th - Aishie Lindula naaishie@gmail.com