What is Policy Council?
The purpose of Policy Council (PC) is to provide a formal means for parents to be involved in Shasta Head Start program planning and decision making. In partnership with the Shasta Head Start Board of Directors and Shasta Head Start staff, the PC has a vital leadership role. Members of the PC meet monthly to receive information, training, and reports to take back to share with other parents at the monthly Center Committee meeting.
PC membership consists of parent representatives that are elected by parents at their Center Committee meetings in the beginning of the program year, and representatives from community agencies within the Shasta Head Start service area who have been elected by the Policy Council. PC members review, advise, and participate in planning program goals and objectives, policies and procedures, program monitoring, and program funding proposals. Members are also encouraged to serve on sub-committees such as Health, Personnel, etc.
Interested in serving as your center’s Policy Council Representative? Contact your Family Worker to learn more!