SIT Elections

School Improvement Team 2014 Application Instructions 
Elections are being held to fill three parent positions on the School Improvement Team (SIT) at Smith Middle School for the 2014-2016 school years. This past year Smith SIT meetings have been held at school the second Monday of every school month at 4pm. The new term begins on the last SIT meeting of the 2014 school year which will be Monday, June 9th at 4pm. Newly elected members of the SIT will be expected to attend this meeting. 

To apply, candidates interested in serving on the Smith SIT should write a brief statement which answers the following questions:
  •  Why would you like to serve on the SIT?
  • What volunteer, work or life experiences do you have that could help you be an effective member of the SIT?
  • What important issues would you like to see addressed by the SIT?
Your statement should be no longer than 250 words. Please include your daytime phone number so that we may contact you with any questions about your application and to let you know of election results. Candidate’s statements will be posted on the school website so that parents can read all the statements before voting (your contact information will not be listed). Ballots will be sent home with third quarter report cards on April 11th to all parents or guardians with a student currently enrolled at Smith and we should have election results no later than April 18th

Please send your statement by email to SIT Elections Coordinator, Redelda Sawyer at or leave your written statement with Sandra Brooks at the front office. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 14th. 

The Smith PTSA is organizing the SIT elections. If you have any questions related to the application and election process, please contact Redelda. If you have questions about serving on the SIT, please contact SIT parent cochair, Mindy Morton, 

What is a School Improvement Team and why are you asking parents to vote?
School Improvement Teams (SITs) are state-mandated groups comprised of faculty, staff, parents, and students who work together to improve student learning at each school. This group makes important decisions that affect our school.

Each SIT must have at least five parent/guardian representatives who are voted in by parents of currently enrolled students. Each parent may vote once.