What is a school council and what does it do?
The school council is an individual advisory group for Rice Creek School. The main goal of the school council is to provide advice, recommendations, and assistance to the school on matters relating to school improvement and student achievement.
Who is on the school council?
The school council will consist of nine members: four parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school; two community members; two certified full-time teachers; and the principal. The term of office for council members is two years. Council members can serve more than one term.
Why is parent membership so important?
Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school.
How can you become involved?
If you are a parent/guardian of a child that is enrolled as a student at Rice Creek School, you might consider nominating yourself for election as a member of the school council, encouraging another person to run for election, or vote in the elections.
Do I need special experience to be on the school council?
No. What is needed are members with an interest in their child’s school and the desire to work with other parents, community members, teachers and administrators to share ideas for school improvement.