Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

da Vinci Logo imageda Vinci Arts Middle School

Creative minds for
challenging times.

2508 NE Everett Street | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5356 | Fax: (503) 916-2721

Site Council

Background and Duties

The da Vinci Site Council was established pursuant to the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century (the Act) for the purpose of helping improve student achievement.  In compliance with the Act, Site Council membership is made up of the principal and a classified staff representative, elected faculty representatives, and elected parent representatives. 

Duties of the Site Council include:

·         Focusing on improving student achievement.

·         Developing and contributing to da Vinci’s school improvement plan.

·         Improving the school’s instructional program.

·         Developing plans to improve the professional growth of the school’s staff.

·         Administering grants-in-aid for the professional development of teachers and classified school district employees.

·         Fostering family involvement at da Vinci.

The da Vinci Middle School Site Council usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month of the school year starting at 3:30 p.m.  Meetings are held in the conference room next to the main office on the second floor of the school.   Meetings, which are held in compliance with Oregon’s Open Meeting Law, are open to the public.  See the table below for this year’s planned meeting dates and the meeting notes for past meetings.







   October 2, 2013










   November 6, 2013










  December 4, 2013






 January 8, 2014



Site Council Work Template







  February 5, 2014










 March 5, 2014










 April 2, 2014










  May 7, 2014






Site Council members for da Vinci are elected to serve a two year term.  Nomination forms for parent slots are in the opening day packet. Ballots will be in the Scroll the 2nd week of school and are due back on Back to School Night.  Current Site Council members and their comtact information is provided below. We are in the process of reviewing our bylaws, so stay tuned. 









 Fred Locke, Principal
 Alicia McMillen, Asst Principal










 Connie Cheifetz, Community Liaison










 Katie Loewen, Counselor










 Krisstine Sinclair, Sp. Ed teacher










  Alisa Folen, student



 Wasson core







  Greg Greenway, parent
Karl Hausafus, parent - secretary







 gdgreenway@yahoo.com hausafus@comcast.net







  Johanna Blackford, parent - co-chair
Jeff Pazdalske, parent - co-chair