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Policy Council 2016-17

Key decision and policy-making body for ECEAP, Head Start, and Early Head Start

Family involvement and leadership are critical to the success of our programs. Policy Council representatives, who are elected by their respective sites' parent groups, work in tandem with program administrators and the PSESD Board to make the decisions that directly affect our children and families. Policy Council members participate in all aspects of program planning and development, and must approve all personnel and budget recommendations. Policy Council members include:

    • Parents of currently enrolled children
    • Parents who have had a child in the program in previous years
    • Community agency representatives drawn from organizations that provide services, support, and/or resources to the families we serve

Policy Council meets monthly according to the calendar below. Policy Council representatives are eligible for a childcare and mileage subsidy reimbursement for meetings they attend. A light breakfast and lunch are served at meetings. All members of the community are welcome to attend and observe these meetings.

2016-17 Policy Council Info Session, Training, and Meeting Dates:   English   Spanish

2016-17 Policy Council By-laws:   English   Spanish

Policy Council Informational Video
Video transcripts:   Amharic   Arabic   Somali   Spanish   Vietnamese

Request Policy Council brochures

For information on Policy Council as a Governing Body, see the SHARED GOVERNANCE page in the Program Administration section.

The Policy Council also plays a key role in identifying the needs of low-income families with young children in our communities by creating a Community Needs Report. This information complements the data collected as part of the Community Assessment Report. For information on both reports, see the Community Assesment page in the "For Staff" section.


October 2016

November Executive Board
November 1, 2016
Full Meeting
November 15, 2016

Policy Council Corner Newsletter

English

Spanish

December

Executive Board
November 29, 2016

Full Meeting
December 13, 2016

Policy Council Corner Newsletter

English

Spanish
January

Executive Board
January 11, 2017

Full Meeting
January 24, 2017

Policy Council Corner Newsletter

English

Spanish
February

Executive Board
February 14, 2017

Full Meeting
February 21, 2017

February PC Corner Newsletters:

English

Spanish

 March

Executive Board
March 7, 2017
 
Full Meeting
March 21, 2017 
March PC Corner Newsletters:

English

Spanish

Agenda

Policy Council Agenda

April 

Executive Board

April 4, 2017

Full Meeting

April 11, 2017

 April PC Corner Newsletters:

English

Spanish

Agenda

May 

Executive Board  

May 2, 2017

Full Meeting

May 16, 2017

 May PC Corner Newsletters:

English 

Spanish 

Agenda

 June

 Executive Board
 June 6, 2017

 Full Meeting
 June 20, 2017

 June PC Corner Newsletters:

 English

 Spanish

 July  Executive Board
 July 11, 2017
 Full Meeting
 July 25, 2017
 July PC Corner Newsletters:

 English

 Spanish