AJ Whittenberg's School Improvement Council
What is a School Improvement Council
School Improvement Councils (SICs) serve the school principal and faculty in an advisory role, bringing together parents, educators, students and community stakeholders to collaborate on the improvement of their local school.
Who May Serve on SIC?
- Parents of students in the school
- A minimum of two elected teachers
- Community members
- Ex-officio members (PTA president, business partners, Teacher of the year, past SIC chair)
- Chairperson: Demond Criss
- Co-Chairperson: Emily Cargill
What Should Councils Do?
- Assist in the development of the school's 5-year improvement plan.
- Assist the school in monitoring and evaluating the plan's implementation and help to update the plan each year.
- Write the annual report to parents.
- Advice on the spending of incentive funds awarded to the school.
- Assist the principal in writing the narrative of school of the school report card.
SICs do not have any of the powers and duties reserved by the local school board.
Why Should I Be Involved?
Parents have knowledge and perception based on their own children and access to the insight of other parents can provide a positive influence in the school. Additionally, community members can make unique contributions based on their varied experiences and knowledge.