School Governance Council Bylaws

Purpose

The purpose of the School Governance Council is to assist, advise, and provide the building Principal with a broad base of input to improve school and student performance and to help design, develop, and implement a school improvement plan that is aligned with the state and district standards.

Officers/Responsibilities

The Council is made up of parents, teachers, community members and the Principal or his/her designee. Each constituency represented shall have a corresponding set of responsibilities.

Duties of Council Members

a. Parents: Council parents are responsible for soliciting input from the school’s parental community with respect to issues of concern to the Council. Parent members shall relay council activities to the parent community as well as to the school’s parent organizations. (Consider use of website and/or a newsletter of Council activities)

 

b. Teachers: School staff Council members are responsible for soliciting input from the faculty and support staff with respect to issues of concern to the Council. Teacher members of the Council shall report to faculty and support staff.

 

c. Principal: The Principal is responsible for keeping the Council informed of all relevant school information. He/She shall take the lead role in promoting new programs at the school. The Principal shall seek the active participation of the Council in those areas listed under “Council Responsibilities