How do schools improve? One way is through the efforts of the Site Council. Site Councils are composed of the school principal, teacher respresentatives, classified staff respresentatives, and parent representatives. Students and community members may also be elected. The job of the Site Council is to study and recommend initiatives to improve curriculum, student engagement, and parent involvement.
In 1991, the State Legislature created the 21st Century Schools Councils (also known as Site Councils) to ensure that various stakeholders were all involved in decisions relating to their school's continuous improvement efforts. The Council is responsible for developing and implementing ongoing school improvement efforts and monitoring the progress made under the plans.
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