Archdiocesan Commission on Education (ACOE)
The Archdiocesan Commission on Education (ACOE) is the chief advisory body to the Archbishop on all educational programs within the Archdiocese. ACOE members are appointed by the Archbishop. The ACOE meets 5-6 times per year to discuss pertinent matters related to the policies, functions, quality, and effectiveness of all Catholic educational and evangelization programs, including Catholic schools, parish religious education programs, evangelization initiatives, adult faith formation, sacramental preparation programs, etc.
The ACOE is comprised of 30 individuals. It is further split into three smaller, 10-person “Councils” dedicated to a particular facet of Catholic education. The Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Council (ACSC) focuses on Catholic schools and is chaired by the Superintendent of Schools. The Archdiocesan Religious Education Council (AREC) advises on matters related to all other religious education programs (parish religious education, adult faith formation, etc.). The Archdiocesan New Evangelization Commission (ANEC) discusses programs and initiatives related to evangelization. Council meetings typically occur in concert with meetings of the larger ACOE.
To read the Constitution and Bylaws of the ACOE, click here.