What is the School Community Council?

 

The School Community Council (SCC) enables shared decision-making among the principal, teachers, classified staff, parents, students and community members to improve student achievement. The SCC is a major part of the overall, decision-making structure at KMS. It consists of a group of people who are elected by their peers to represent the members of the school community.  The primary role of the SCC is to review and evaluate the school’s Academic and Financial Plans and to ensure that the needs of all students are addressed.

What is the role and responsibility of the School Community Councils?

 

  • Focus on student achievement
  • Review and recommend approval of the school’s Academic and Financial Plans
  • Provide opportunities for discussions on school improvement
  • Participate in the selection and evaluation process of principals
  • Request waivers to Board of Education policy
  • Develop and revise school policies

What are the Academic and Financial Plans?

 

The Academic and Financial Plans are the school’s plans to improve student’s academic performance. It documents the school’s goals, priorities, programs, activities and the funds needed to accomplish them. In the fall of each school year, the members of the SCC will participate in the Academic and Financial planning process by:

 

  • Providing the school community with information on student achievement
  • Reviewing and evaluating the principal’s academic and financial plans
  • Providing the principal with recommendations to improve the plan
  • Recommending the plan for adoption to the Complex Area Superintendent

How can I get involved?

 

  • Volunteer to serve on your school’s SCC
  • Nominate or recruit SCC candidates
  • Attend SCC meetings
  • Bring your issues or concerns to the SCC
  • Keep informed of SCC decisions, agendas and meeting minutes