WHAT IS SITE COUNCIL AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Site Councils were created by the Oregon state legislature as part of the Oregon Education Act focusing on school improvement and reform. Warrenton schools refines the definition of Site Council saying, “school site committees create an avenue for input from staff, parents, and community members at large with firsthand knowledge of local school issues.” It may be easier to relate what Site Council is not. We are not primarily concerned with the physical site (the school building and its surroundings) or specifics of classroom instruction. Some of the topics discussed by Warrenton High School Site Council include:
- Annual school climate survey
- Professional development opportunities
- School improvement planning and monitoring
- Review and discussion of student achievement data (Smarter Balanced, PSAT, ASVAB, SAT, etc.)
- Approval of allocations for school improvement funds
- General curriculum issues
- TAG program discussion and issues
- Discussion of various programs (both educational and behavioral)
The WHS Site Council membership includes parents, teachers, support staff, and the school principal. We meet once a month for about an hour on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 a.m. in the WHS library.
Site Council takes a “big picture” look at strategic planning on many aspects of WHS that make our school unique, then we work to enhance and protect them. We need and welcome parent participation on the WHS Site Council!
If you are interested in learning more about Site Council, please contact Mr. Heyen in the high school office.