Main Areas of Responsibility for School Councils
To assist principals in:
- Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards.
- Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school.
- Reviewing the annual school building budget
- Formulating a school improvement plan
The School Council was established to broaden participation and decision making within the school community. Among the specific goals of the Council are:
To Chart a Vision for the School
The Council can define the guiding principles for the future of the school.
This will support and enhance our school philosophy and be developed with broad input from the entire school community.
To Address Concerns of the School Staff and Parent Community
The Council can solicit agenda items from the staff and the parent community,
and consider these issues and make recommendations based upon discussion and deliberation.
To Serve in an Advisory Capacity to the Principal
The Council can provide the principal with input concerning specific decisions related to budget and staffing, and other issues for which the principal seeks advice.
To Plan and Assess Instructional Programs
The Council can assist the principal in the planning and support of instructional practices and programs.
The Council can serve as a “sounding board” in the assessment of such programs and practices.
To Be Involved in Meeting State Requirements As They Arise
Since the state education department requires that school-community committees be established to review school goals and annual plans, the Council will be the group that fulfills this function.
To Promote Positive Public Relations for the School
The Council can actively promote positive public relations for the school by communicating effectively the accomplishments of the school and the Council.