1. Elections for School Community Council (SCC) Representatives:Notification of election dates and procedures for declaring interest in serving on the SCC will be provided during the first week of school.
a. Notification of election dates and procedures for declaring interest in serving on the SCC will be provided during the first week of school.
b. Interest sheets will be collected and parents contacted for verification during the first two weeks of the school year.
c. The SCC may have a maximum of 12 parent members. If there are more than 12 candidates, an election will be held.
d. Elections will be held at the first meeting of the SCC, which will be held within the first month of school.
e. All elected positions are for two-year terms.
2. The SCC will meet monthly September through May. The majority of the council must approve of canceling and/or calling additional meetings. Meeting rescheduling will be done through email and then be posted on the website when necessary.
3. Council leadership will be elected in the first meeting of the new school year. Leadership positions include:
a. Chair: Conducts meetings, coordinates with school leadership and performs other duties as outlined in the CSD policy and state statute. The chair must be a parent.
b. Vice-chair: Works with the chair and may conduct meetings or perform other duties at the request of the chair. The vice-chair may be a parent member or an employee member of the council.
c. Recorder takes notes at each meeting and creates and sends out the minutes for approval by the SCC.
4. Meeting Guidelines:
a. Meetings will begin on time, use time wisely and finish on time, and stay focused on the agenda.
b. Members & guests will come prepared to participate and avoid side conversations.
c. Respect for others in verbal and nonverbal communication will be shown at all times.
d. Disruptions will be avoided by silencing cell phones and taking necessarily calls or conversations out of the room during meetings.
e. If for some reason a member cannot attend a scheduled meeting, notification should be given to the chair or vice-chair prior to the meeting.
f. Meetings may be conducted using the format and language laid out in Robert's Rule of Order, or informally at the discretion the Chair (or designated conductor of the meeting.)
5. Any person/group may request approval to present a topic to the SCC and be added to the agenda by contacting the chair at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting. The SCC may approve and/or invite any person/group to make a presentation on issues pertinent to the role of the SCC. The items that are appropriate for discussion by SCC include but are not limited to:
a. School Improvement Plan (CSIP)
b. School Land Trust plan
c. Advice/recommendations regarding school programs (including, but not limited to, MYP, SALTA and Dual Immersion)
d. Professional Development
e. Issues relating to the community environment for students
f. Parent/School communication and involvement
g. Safe Walking Route
6. Items not to be discussed by the School Community Council include:
a. Personnel Issues (excepting how hires/hours impact the SCC budget)
b. Individual Student Information
These Bylaws will be posted on the SCC page of the school website. Each SCC member will read the Bylaws at the beginning of each school year and agree to abide by the Bylaws as signified in their Declaration of candidacy.