Looking for a way to be involved or have your voice heard at Sandy Grade? One way to be involved is to come to Site Council meetings! We are always looking for individuals willing to serve!
Our Site Council meets the third Thursday of the month from 5:15 to 6:00 pm. You are welcome to attend and give your input.
The Role of the School Site Council
The Site Council plays an important role in decision making at Sandy Grade. Below you can find out more about what the Council does and how you can get more involved.
Who is Best Qualified
Policymakers in states across the country agree that those who are involved with schools and students on a day-to-day basis — teachers, parents, and other school employees — can make some of the best decisions. This belief led to the creation of the school Site Council.
What the Site Council Does
The school Site Council is a group of teachers, parents and classified employees that work with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets.
The exact duties of the Site Councils vary, but they generally either make decisions or advise the principal on the academic or school improvement plan. In addition to academic planning, many Site Councils are also responsible for making decisions about parent engagement, safety, and discipline.
Over the course of a year, a typical Council might consider the goals of the school or district and then work with the principal to evaluate the school’s progress toward those goals. In this evaluation, the Council might consider school test scores, attendance and discipline records, parent surveys and input from students. After looking at the big picture of the school’s progress, the Council and the principal create a plan for improvement.
Successful Site Councils, regardless of their specific agendas, are more than a “rubber stamp” committee, and always ask thoughtful and challenging questions.
Site Council members don’t just represent their own interests. They have an obligation to make decisions that will best serve the whole school community. In fact, many site councils are specifically charged with finding ways to close gaps in achievement between groups of students.
How to get Involved
To find out more about what the Sandy Grade Site Council does, attend a meeting or talk to the school principal. If you would like to participate on the Council, call the Sandy Grade School office to find out more.
Our current members consist of:
Cassiday Hopkins: Title I Specialist
Open – Parent
Lesely Vermaas – Teacher
Selena Kato – Parent
Open – Teacher
Open – Parent
Kathy Rasmussen – Classified
Rachael George – Principal
See the below attached link for copies of our meeting minutes.