The purpose of school governance councils is to provide a forum for parents, teachers, community members, students, and principals to work together in providing continued analysis and improvement of public school policies, educational plan goals, and general student well-being. The council shall also be a clearinghouse for information collected from outside organizations, including student groups, parent-teacher groups, teacher associations, etc. The council’s decision-making authority is advisory with respect to all duties, powers, and responsibilities, with the sole exception of the council’s authority and responsibility to submit a cover letter setting forth its agreement or disagreement with the school’s annual budget and the school’s annual educational plan.
Specific advisory responsibilities assigned to councils include:
1.Periodic review and assessment of the annual school educational plan.
2.Annual review of school’s budget.
3.Periodic review and assessment of school performance including, but not
limited to, student achievement, parental involvement, dress-code expectations, character and value building, behavioral concerns, scheduling procedures, building maintenance, and suspension/disciplinary procedures.
4.Participation in the process of interviewing and recommending principal appointments to the Superintendent in a manner consistent with Board Administrative Policy 6.23.
Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 5:00pm in the conference room next to the main entrance. The meetings are open to all Rufus King parents, staff and community members. The Agendas are sent out a few days prior to our meetings, but you can submit topics for the Agenda by emailing Ms. Carrington, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Chairpersons Jerri Washington, email@example.com .