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Dr. Delores Henderson, Principal

1140 White Bear Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55106

(651) 293-8970 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

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Site Council

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  • Site Council will be announced in the fall of each upcoming school year.

    Join us and get involved in your child/children's education. Call Robin Landowski, HPPA's Parent Liaison @ 651-293-8970 to find out more.

    Each person serving on a council, regardless of position, is committed to serving the school and supporting student achievement. The following list is a place to start for members and leaders alike.

    WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A SITE COUNCIL MEMBER?

    • Demonstrate a desire to help school succeed and make a difference in the education of children
    • Prepare for and attend monthly meeting
    • Work to increase family and community involvement
    • Learn about you school/ site
    • Share responsibility for creating a collaborative working model and a welcoming environment
    • Actively participate in meetings

    Once we understand our roles and responsibilities as site council members, we are better equipped to do our best work...together.

    WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A CHAIR/ CO-CHAIR?

    • Create a partnership with the principal/ site administrator and co-chair(s)
    • Lead you team's growth and development
    • Identify and prioritize issues to be discussed at meeting
    • Listen to members and serve their needs
    • Work with the principal/ administrator and council members to set agendas
    • Demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills
    • Work closely with district offices (e.g., site-based, shared decisions) to understand the role of site  councils
    • Learn about and assist principal in communicating district's long-term goals
    • Translate education jargon into real language for all member (avoid edu-babble)
    • Obtain and communicate a general knowledge of district's budget and budgeting process
    • Facilitate effective meetings
    • Help site council achieve consensus on decisions
    • Help ensure site council
    • Make every member feel welcome and empowered to speak at council meetings

    WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE PRINCIPAL/ SITE ADMINISTRATOR?

    While principals/ site administrators have the final decision-making authority and responsibility, they are enabled to make the best decision by considering the input of their site council members:

    • Serve as the final decision-making authority
    • Communicate information necessary for site team to make informed decision (e.g., district and school board requirements)
    • Serve as spokesperson for school (first responder to questions, concerns, or new ideas regarding the school)
    • Facilitate solutions between students, staff, and parents regarding individual or school-wide achievement concerns
    • Create and facilitate opportunities for family and community involvement and support
    • Lead the development of a school direction and vision
    • Manage the school budget
    • Work collaboratively, in partnership, with all members of the site council

    WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A SITE COUNCIL?

     The primary role of a site council is to improve student achievement. Ways to do this may include:

    • Help shape, define, and support site vision, mission and goals
    • Help shape site procedures
    • Provide a forum for issues to be addressed
    • Participate in the development and monitoring of the school improvement plan (SCIP)
    • Help plan and prioritize the school budget
    • Drive school change and develop conditions for academic success for all students
    • Have input into the selection of the school principal
    • Determine and remove barriers to success for all students

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    The Leadership Support Team (LST) assists principals, co-chairs and site council members in building leadership capacity. LST services are offered free to district site councils and are provided through the Office of Leadership Development & Site Based Improvement

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT SITE COUNCILS PLEASE CONTACT:

    Office of Leadership Development

     

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