The School Site Council is an elected group of parents, teachers, and classified employees who work with the principal to develop, review, evaluate and allocate funds for school improvement programs. The council generally meets the first Wednesday of the month, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the school office. Please check the calendar for updates.
The councils are formed to make decisions about how state-allocated school improvement funds will be spent. Some councils, for instance, might use funds to develop a new math program, while others may want to hire a reading specialist. The idea behind the creation of the councils in the 1970s was that those most closely involved with the schools and students on a day-to-day basis could often make the best decisions about how schools needed to improve. How the councils actually operate varies greatly from school to school, but in general, the School Site Council deals more with school policy and budgets than the school PTSA.
To contact the Heron School Site Council, email: [email protected].