2016-2017 Policy Council Members:
President - Marlene Stewart
Vice President - Krystal Walker
Treasurer - Hillary Escamilla
Secretary - Latortia Adams
Chaplain - Alexis Miller
Parliamentarian - Martina Wright
Representatives of the Board of Directors:
Head Start Policy Council Representatives - Krystal Walker
Early Head Start Parent Policy Council Representative Martina Wright
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 Makeup 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 training.
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.