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 to the Board of Directors:

Head Start Policy Council Representatives - Krystal Walker

Early Head Start Parent Policy Council Representative Martina Wright

Policy Council

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, August 9, 2017- Cancelled

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

* Denotes changes in regular meeting date from the ND Wednesday of the month.

DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE