The School Governance Council (SGC), is a state mandated committee that is headed by the principal, is made up of parents, teachers, and staff who meet monthly during the school year to focus on school climate, student achievement, and the school’s budget to evaluate the best plan of action to keep our school moving upward toward its goals. The SGC helps determine funding priorities, develop a budget, and update the school’s site plan to support teachers, students, and families. In the Berkeley Unified School District, each school has a School Governance Council which combines the responsibilities of the state-mandated School Site Councils (such as writing the School Plan and allocating certain state funds directed to schools) as well as the duties of looking at all school spending including BSEP Site Funds, a portion of special local funds that go directly to school sites.
The following parents were elected to SGC for the 2012–13 school year:
Angie McAllister, voting member
Elizabeth Hensley, voting member
Bruce Simon, alternate #1
Marguerita Lightfoot, alternate #2
Pablo Rodriguez, alternate #3
Ed Wenrick, alternate #4
Robin Baker, alternate #5
Timothy W. Carter, alternate #6
Alternates are encouraged to attend SGC meetings to participate in the discussions. If a voting member is absent, an alternate votes. All parents are also encouraged to attend SGC meetings. The school needs the collective wisdom of all voices at SGC!
Monday, Feb. 11, 5:45–7:15 pm. All are welcome! We meet in the Staff Lounge off the courtyard.
5:50 Approval of the agenda; approval of the minutes
6:00 BSEP P & O Committee Report (Elisabeth Hensley/Bruce Simon)
6:05 Action: Vote on Budget Changes
Carryover funds for Susie Kossa-Rienzi for unpaid Advisory time
Carryover funds for Teacher Hourly/Substitutes
6:10 Safety Plan Review: Discuss areas of interest (requests for data, updates from staff, etc)
6:30 Report from Subcommittees/ Finalize Surveys or other data gathering methods
7:00 Share previously requested data related to the Whole Child Goal
7:10 Set next meeting dates/Topics of Interest, Sign up for bringing dinner