Site Council Meeting
Site councils have a unique position to engage in the work of improving schools for all Kansas children. The members - who are generally parents, staff, community members and business leaders are a powerful and effective voice in advocating for your schools (taking from KASB.org)
The Origins of Site Councils in Kansas
In 1992, the Kansas legislature enacted K.S.A. 72-6439, a state statute that instituted the Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA) system. This legislation required all schools to establish site councils, composed of the principal, teachers and other school personnel, parents, business representatives, and other representative community groups. Specifically, the site councils were charged with the following responsibilities:
The original purpose of school site councils was to transform schools into effective learning environments by providing school staff and school community members with the authority, flexibility and resources they need to solve educational problems and implement change. Site councils give ownership to those responsible for carrying out decisions by involving them directly in making the decisions. It also enables the school community to create school conditions that facilitate improvement, innovation and continuous learning.
In 2003-2004 the legislature approved Senate Bill 304 which added responsibilities to the School Site Councils, thereby amending K.S.A. 72-6439. The amendments added as a result of SB304 are:
High Schooll Meetings meet at 4pm in the HS Library,
Middle Schooll Meetings meet at 6pm in the MS Conference room, Sept 27
Elementary Meetings meet in the Elem Library, meeting dates September 25th at 4:00 pm.
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