We had our first School Council meeting on Wednesday, September 14. Andrew Spooner, Aaron Oppenheimer, and Kelly Matthews are the family representatives. Regina Ota, Jason Everhart, and Ashley Mason represented the staff. Council meetings are facilitated by head of school Julie Craven.
We reviewed the goals of the School Council: To act as a bridge between staff and families; serve as an advisory voice for head of school on school and district initiatives, including School Improvement Plan (SIP) and family engagement; advise head of school on budgetary priorities in relation to school initiatives. The council members are eager to revitalize the council so that it better meets its goals, so please keep an ear out for opportunities to hear updates or share your thoughts with your representatives.
At this point all members are open to continuing. If someone is interested in being a member and can commit to monthly meetings, please let the school know, and we will hold elections. The council generally meets the second Wednesday of the month 7:30 - 8:15AM in the RAUC conference room. The next School Council meeting is Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30AM (Wed 9/12 is a holiday). Kim DeAndrade, district Program Leader for Health Education and Social Emotional Learning, will facilitate a review of the results from last year’s district school climate survey, given to all students, staff, and families. As with all meetings, all families are welcome.