Presentation on theme: "Mililani Ike Elementary School Community Council October 14, 2004 The crosswalk from SCBM to SCC: Meeting #2."— Presentation transcript:
Mililani Ike Elementary School Community Council October 14, 2004 The crosswalk from SCBM to SCC: Meeting #2
Meeting Outcomes 10/14/04 Develop a clear understanding of Act 51 and Act 221, and the connection to improving student achievement Understand the Community Involvement component (School Community Council, SCC) of Act 51 To identify the roles and responsibilities of the Principal and the School Community Council Review acting SCC By-Laws Talk about implementation timelines
School Community Councils Act 51: Part V – Community Involvement Establishing School Community Councils (SCC) for each public school excluding new century and conversion charter schools in order to provide a mechanism whereby key stakeholders can have a substantially increased voice in the affairs of their local schools
School Community Councils SCBM Councils shall prepare for the transition to SCC in the school year. All policies or bylaws adopted and decisions made by a SCBM council shall remain in effect until repealed or revised by members of the SCC All schools will have an established SCC by July 1, 2005
School Community Councils The number of school personnel in any school community council shall be equal to the number of primary stakeholders on the school community council 50% School Personnel (principal, teachers, classified staff) 50% Stakeholders (parents, community, students)
SCC Composition The SCC shall be composed of: The principal At least 1 member of the following groups Parents elected by Parents Teachers elected by Teachers Classified staff elected by Classified Staff Community Representatives elected by parents Student Representatives selected by the Student Council (Principal is responsible for ensuring that the parent/community elections are conducted)
Minimum SCC representation SchoolStakeholders PrincipalCommunity TeachersParents Support StaffStudents 3+3 = 6 * If you add to one side, then you need to add to other side to keep a balance
By Laws Unless otherwise specified, each school community council shall establish policies governing the councils composition, election, staggered terms of office for members, operation and vacancies.
Group Reflections… Define and provide rationale for your thoughts What number should represent the Ike SCC members? When elections should be held? What are terms of office for members? When should the Council meet? What are the steps when a vacancy occurs? What is shared decision-making and why will the council be governed by the process?
Authority of the Principal The principal shall have the authority to set aside any decision made by the SCC if the principal determines it to be in the best interests of the school; provided that the principal notifies the SCC. If the SCC opposes a decision of the principal, an appeal shall first be brought to the Complex Area Superintendent for resolution and, if necessary to the State Superintendent and, finally to the Board of Education
Authority of the Principal The Superintendent may recommend to the BOE dissolution of a SCC and establish an interim SCC if the SCC engages in any act of omission that would constitute gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, or intentional misconduct. The Superintendent may recommend to the BOE removal of any member of a SCC.
Responsibility of the School Community Council Waivers and Exceptions to policy and collective bargaining agreements Create new school policies Provide opportunities for community input Review the SID Academic & Financial Plan and provide recommendations to the principal Review and monitor evidence of progress toward school goals Participate in the principal selection and in the principal evaluation
SID Academic & Financial Plan One School Improvement Plan (SIP) SID Multi-year plan SID Academic/Financial Plan Analysis of the Data Research-based strategies/best practices Increase student achievement Minimize the achievement gaps
Financial Plan: Deduct your basic staffing costs – Principal, SASA and regular education classroom teachers based on student enrollment and special education teachers, article VI and special education EAs (Pending agreements with unions) What remains is your categorical and discretionary funds. These funds will be used for purposes as defined in the SID Academic & Financial Plan.
State-Wide Pilot School Implementation Timeline Pilot Schools August 1, 2004 – February 1, 2005 establish an SCC and complete a SID Academic & Financial Plan (SY: ) Statewide Schools August 1, 2004 – December 31, 2004 SCBM to SCC transition Statewide Schools January 1 - June 30, 2005 Establish an SCC Statewide Schools August 1, Feb 1, 2005 Complete A SID Academic & Financial Plan (SY: )
Summary: Reflection Questions What are School Community Councils? What is the SID Academic and Financial Plan? Why Shared Decision-Making? What is the SID Academic and Financial process? What is the SCC membership composition? What are the roles and responsibilities of the SCC? How may I get involved in the process? What are the levels of support for SCC?
What are SCCs? SCCs provide opportunities for shared decision- making responsibilities among principals, teachers, support staff, parents, students and community members. SCCs will become a major part of the overall decision-making structure at each school. They consist of people who are elected by their peers to represent the members of a school community. Their primary role is to guide the academic and financial planning process and to ensure the needs of all students are specifically addressed in the SID Academic & Financial Plan
What is the SID Academic & Financial Plan? The SID Academic & Financial Plan is a living document that highlights the goals and priorities for the school, as well as the programs, activities and funds the school needs to turn the goals into reality for students.
Why are SCCs in place for shared decision-making? Contribute to an improved school culture Encourage a strong professional community of educators Support improved classroom practice and student learning Highlight that individuals closest to the students should be more involved in making significant decisions affecting the instructional program of the school
Why are SCCs in place for shared decision-making? Emphasize the notion that a plan to improve education at a school receives more support when people understand and/or help create that plan Believe that when families participate in a variety of ways in their childrens education, including decision-making, their children and the school are more successful
What is the SID Academic and Financial planning process? Data collection and analysis Seek input from the school community Develop a draft of the Academic Plan Develop a draft of the Financial Plan Share the Plans with the school community Finalize the Academic & Financial Plan Submit plans to the SCC for review and recommendations Submit plans to the CAS for review and approval
How Can I Get Involved? Serve on your schools SCC Nominate and recruit other SCC candidates Bring issues or concerns to your SCC Participate in other school and/or community stakeholder groups Keep abreast of SCC decisions, agendas, and meeting minutes
Who may I call for more information? School Parent-Community Networking Center School Community Council Members School Community Council Chairperson School Principal DOE State Office: School and Community Leadership Branch REACH
Questions and Answers Whats next? Next Meeting: 11/4/04…change date…