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    About Site Council at HPPA

    Site Council meetings are held once a month. Please check the school calendar (Online: Located on the left sidebar on the bottom). for dates. Join us and get involved in your child/ren's education. Call Robin Landowski, the Parent Liaison @ 651-293-8970 to find out more.




    Site Council Roles & Responsibilities



    Each person serving on a council, regardless of position, is committed to serving the school and supporting student achievement. The following list is a place to start for members and leaders alike.



     WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A SITE COUNCIL MEMBER?


    • *Demonstrate a desire to help school succeed and make a difference in the education of children
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    • Prepare for and attend monthly meeting
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    • Work to increase family and community involvement.
    • Learn about you school/ site
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    • Share responsibility for creating a collaborative working model and a welcoming environment.

    • Actively participate in meetings


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     "Once we understand our roles and responsibilities as site council members, we are better equipped to do our best; work...together.


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     WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A CHAIR/ CO-CHAIR?

    • Create a partnership with the principal/ site administrator and co-chair(s)

    • Lead you team's growth and development

    • Identify and prioritize issues to be discussed at meeting

    • Listen to members and serve their needs

    • Work with the principal/ administrator and council members to set agendas
    • Demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills

    • Work closely with district offices (e.g., site-based, shared decisions) to understand the role of site councils
    • Learn about and assist principal in communicating district's long-term goals

    • Translate education jargon into real language for all member (avoid edu-babble)

    • Obtain and communicate a general knowledge of district's budget and budgeting process

    • Facilitate effective meetings

    • Help site council achieve consensus on decisions
* Help ensure site council has a diverse group of members
* Make every member feel welcome and empowered to speak at council meetings



     WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE PRINCIPAL/ SITE ADMINISTRATOR?


    While principals/ site administrators have the final decision-making authority and responsibility, they are enabled to make the best decision by considering the input of their site council members:


    • Serve as the final decision-making authority

    • Communicate information necessary for site team to make informed decision (e.g., district and school board requirements)

    • Serve as spokesperson for school (first responder to questions, concerns, or new ideas regarding the school)
    • Facilitate solutions between students, staff, and parents regarding individual or school-wide achievement concerns
    • Create and facilitate opportunities for family and community involvement and support
    • Lead the development of a school direction and vision
    • Manage the school budget
    • Work collaboratively, in partnership, with all members of the site council


     WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A SITE COUNCIL?


    The primary role of a site council is to improve student achievement. Ways to do this may include:

    • Help shape, define, and support site vision, mission and goals

    • Help shape site procedures
* Provide a forum for issues to be addressed

    • Participate in the development and monitoring of the school improvement plan (SCIP)
    • Help plan and prioritize the school budget

    • Drive school change and develop conditions for academic success for all students

    • Have input into the selection of the school principal

    • Determine and remove barriers to success for all students



    CONTACT INFORMATION


    The Leadership Support Team (LST) assists principals, co-chairs and site council members in building leadership capacity. LST services are offered free to district site councils and are provided through the Office of Leadership Development & Site Based Improvement



    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT SITE COUNCILS PLEASE CONTACT:
 Office of Leadership Development