Family involvement and leadership are critical to the success of our programs. For information on Policy Council as a Governing Body, see the documents below:
Shared Governance Guidance
PSESD Early Learning Governance System (English and Spanish)
Political Activities Procedure
What is Policy Council? - A Resource for Families (English and Spanish)
Policy Council representatives are elected by their center's/site's parent groups and they work with program administrators and the PSESD Board to make decisions that directly affect our children and families. Policy Council members participate in all aspects of program planning and development, and must approve all personnel and budget recommendations.
Parents of currently enrolled children
Parents who have had a child in the program in previous years
Community agency representatives drawn from organizations that provide services, support, and/or resources to the families we serve
Policy Council meets monthly, November to November. Representatives are eligible for a childcare and mileage subsidy reimbursement for meetings they attend. A light breakfast and lunch are served at meetings. Center/site staff and all members of the community are welcome to attend and observe these meetings.
Policy Council also plays a key role in identifying the needs of low-income families with young children in our communities by creating a Community Needs Report. This information complements the data collected as part of the Community Assessment Report.
To recruit and elect Policy Council representatives, see below:
Policy Council Representative Procedure
Policy Council Representative Notice and Verification Form
Policy Council Elections - No Representative Elected
Policy Council Video (English with Spanish subtitles)
Policy Council By-laws: English || Spanish
Composition Chart new 2021-22
Parent Leadership Reimbursement (English and Spanish)
Parent Leadership Reimbursement - COVID-19 Guidelines: English || Spanish updated 9/14
Calendar & Category Legend:
- PSESD Policy Council