The Charlemagne Site council is one of three stakeholder groups that govern Charlemagne’s operation.
The site council is a group of teachers, parents, and classified employees that works with the principal to develop, review, and evaluate school improvement programs, instruction, curriculum, staffing, fundraising, and school budgets. The members of the site council are elected by their peers. For example, parents elect the parent representatives and teachers elect teachers.
Over the course of a year, a typical council might consider the goals of the school or district and then work with the principal to evaluate the school’s progress toward those goals. In this evaluation, the council might consider school test scores, attendance and discipline records, parent surveys, and input from students.
After looking at the big picture of the school’s progress, the council and the principal may create a plan for improvement. This plan might involve a new academic program, staff member, or parent outreach strategy. For example, in consultation with the PTO executives, one council might use funds to develop a new math program, while another might decide to hire a reading specialist. Another council might decide that hiring an additional teacher assistant in a particular grade would be the best use of its money. Because school budgets are limited and many funds can only be spent in certain ways, there are always tough decisions to make.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month during the school year, usually at 3:15 pm in the office and are open to all members of the Charlemagne community.
Click here for an overview of the 4J summary of site council roles and responsibilities.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please contact the representative(s) of your particular stakeholder group below.