School Governance Council

Each of our schools has a school governance council. The intent of school governance councils is to enable parents, school, staff and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement. Students may be members at the high-school level.

The councils serve in an advisory capacity to assist the school administration.

If you would like to become a member of your school's governance council, or to nominate someone else, please contact your school's principal. Members are elected in the spring of each year.
For more information, view this presentation.

 



School Governance Council

Team Members

Parents:

                Robert Guthrie

                Victoria Ullah

                Lydia Staton

                Meredith King

Community Members:

                Gail Burns

Teachers:

                Kristen Morin

                Casey Stapleton

                Ashley Halligan

                Allison Wendt

Principal:

                Gary Palermo

 

What is a School Governance Council?

School Governance Councils were created by the state’s recent education reform law (Public Act 10-111) to enable parents, school staff, students and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement in the state’s schools. School Governance Councils serve in an advisory capacity and are charged with assisting the school administration in making programmatic and operational changes to improve the school’s achievement.

Who is on the School Governance Council?

The School Governance Councils required under C.G.S. Sec. 10-223e must be established through school-wide elections and they have very specific membership requirements. Students, teachers/staff and parents must be elected to the Council. The student members have to be elected to the council by the current students of the school. Seven parents, five teachers, two students and two community members comprise the SGC.

What are the goals of the School Governance Council?

The School Governance Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Principal. They help to further the goals of the School Improvement Plan.

What are the goals of the School Improvement Plan?

1. To increase math proficiency by a minimum of 10 % as measured by CMT/CAPT in order to meet or increase AYP targets established by the Connecticut State Department of Education for whole group and sub-groups.

2. To increase reading and writing proficiency by a minimum of 10% as measured by CMT/CAPT in order to meet AYP targets established by the Connecticut State Department of Education for whole group and sub-group.

3. To actively engage parents of students in the educational process and planning for students

4. To meet the AMAO targets established by the Connecticut State Department of Education for achievement in English Proficiency.