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 Membership

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 at least one administrator or designee, a classified staff representative, elected faculty representatives, elected parent representatives, and at da Vinci student representatives.

Responsibilities of the Site Council include conducting monthly meetings in order to:

·         Focus on improving student achievement.

·         Contribute to the school improvement plan.

·         Foster family engagement and school-home communications

·         Explore improvements to the school’s instructional program.

·         Support the professional growth of the school’s staff.

·         Support administering grants-in-aid for the professional development of staff.


The da Vinci Middle School Site Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 3:30 - 5:30pm. Meetings begin in the conference room next to the main office on the second floor of the school and often travel in rotation to meet with the schools' teacher leadership teams. Meetings, which are held in compliance with Oregon’s Open Meeting Law, are open to the public. Meetings dates for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:

October 20 (short mtg due to Family-Teacher Conferences)

November 17

December 15

January 19

February 16

March 15

April 19

May 17


Site Council parent/guardian members for da Vinci are elected to serve a two year term so long as they have a child enrolled in the school for those years. If you are interested in serving on Site Council as an elected parent/guardian member, send a few paragraphs about yourself and why you would like to serve to Assistant Principal Alicia McMillen at amcmillen@pps.net for inclusion on the voting ballots. Ballots will be on a table outside the Main Office during Family-Teacher Conferences and the remainder of October - all ballots due back by October 31, so please take a few minutes to vote during your conference down-time! 

For more information about our 2015-16 Site Council, please contact assistant principal Alicia McMillen at amcmillen@pps.net.