The following letter from St. Louis Catholic High School Principal Andrew R. Bradley was published in Halo Notes Dec. 13, 2018, on financial transparency relating to the $134,850 raised at the All Saints Auction held Aug. 18, 2018:

Dear Saints Parents,

At the start of the school year, you received an email from our Rector, Father Nathan Long, detailing his three goals, or areas of focus, for the 2018-2019 school year. He discussed advancement, financial transparency and campus ministry. I will address the first two in today’s letter.

In the adjacent graphic, you will see a breakdown of how funds from the 2018 All Saints Auction were allocated. Faculty and staff submitted requests, and a committee comprised of teachers, administration and community members considered those requests. We are proud to say everyone who made a request received some funds, if not their entire ask. Thank you for your support of the Auction and, ultimately, of our Saints. We truly believe the best way to show our gratitude is to be transparent in communicating where the funds are going and how we plan to spend them.

One final note about the Auction going forward. In the future, the funds raised by our Auction and other advancement efforts will be part of the school’s general operating budget. In other words, they will not be earmarked to specific items or causes. To maintain a spirit of transparency, you will receive a yearly report of our school’s budget – what was raised and where it was spent. (Please look out for the first edition in our magazine this spring.)

Thank you once again for your continued support of St. Louis Catholic High School.

God Bless,

Andrew R. Bradley