In his new role, Coppage will take over new roles at the WCEA and work closely with Karlson in evaluating the needs of the organization to keep momentum moving in a positive direction of growth.
He was hired as Project Manager for the WCEA in 2015.
Melanie Morey, head of the San Francisco Archdiocese's Office of Catholic Identity Assessment, told NCR that she and the archdiocesan superintendent of schools had been "in conversation with the prioress general and that "the school was facing its first accreditation visit that included WCEA Catholic Identity standards."
"I told them that San Domenico was currently accredited by WCEA until 2019," Mclnerney wrote.
"religious employer" under the WCEA because it does not
such a hardship would be fully justified because "It]he WCEA serves
In recognition of the quality of Catholic education at O'Hara, WCEA
awarded the school a full term of accreditation through 2012.
But the court drew a distinction between charity and religion, saying that because the law "applies to all nonreligious employers engaged in charitable social work, no argument can logically be made that the WCEA imposes a burden on charitable social work only when performed for religious reasons."
"Religious groups have to obey the law," said Louise Melling, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Reproductive Freedom Project, which helped craft the exemption to the WCEA and also filed an amicus brief in the case.
California's Supreme Court ruled that because Catholic Charities USA did not meet the necessary requirements for a religious exemption, as it did not solely employ or service Catholics, the WCEA
was appropriately constructed to meet the state's compelling interest of "eliminating gender discrimination" by providing coverage of prescription contraceptives to the employees of this Roman Catholic social service group.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), www.acswasc.org, and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA
), firstname.lastname@example.org, are important partners in this effort.
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