Policy Council is the parents' voice in major program decisions including such items as our recruitment plan, personnel policies, budgets and funding proposals. Each PCI Early Learning Center elects Policy Council Head Start and Early Head Start Representatives and one Alternate according to the approved Policy Council Make Up and By-Laws. These individuals represent their Center Parent Committee at monthly Council meetings and report what is not deemed confidential during the monthly parent meetings. The Policy Council, along with the Board of Directors through a shared governance system, ensures PCI’s Head Start/ Early Head Start programs remain in compliance with federal regulations. The Policy Council meets monthly at a date and time set approved by the Council.
Policy Council Responsibilities
Must attend monthly meetings and notify staff and their alternate in advance if unable to attend.
Attend Shared Governance Program Meetings and trainings.
Approve and submit to the governing body (Board of Directors) decisions made at monthly Policy Council Meetings.
Be an advocate for all PCI Head Start/Early Head Start families and ensure that the best interests of the agency are taken care of and protected.
Participate in the Agency’s Annual Self-Assessment.
Attend and facilitate the Center Parent Committee meetings and provide the leadership and assistance needed.
Serve on working committees that help the PCI Head Start/Early Head Start programs.
Policy Council Meeting Calendar/Location - School Year 2016-2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Circle North Child Development Center
5002 NW Loop 410
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017 – Self-Assessment Training
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
No regular Meeting Scheduled for June 2017
*Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – Shared Program Governance Meeting & Planning Session
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
* Denotes changes in regular meeting date from the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE