Policy Council


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.

Policy Council members include the following:
  • 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:

Request Policy Council Brochures
Policy Council Representative Procedure
Policy Council Representative Notice and Verification Form
Policy Council Elections - No Representative Elected
Policy Council Video (English with Spanish subtitles)

General Information

Policy Council Info Session, Training, and Meeting Dates - New 2020-21 Program Year
Policy Council By-laws:   English  ||  Spanish
Composition Chart - New 2020-21 Program Year
Parent Leadership Reimbursement (English and Spanish)
Parent Leadership Reimbursement - COVID-19 Guidelines (English and Spanish) 

2019-2020 Policy Council Meetings

For archived materials, please contact Cammy Ariola-Moku.

PSESD Policy Council - Events

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Aug 30
Mon, Aug 31
Tue, Sep 1
Wed, Sep 2
Thu, Sep 3
Fri, Sep 4
Sat, Sep 5
Sun, Sep 6
Tue, Sep 8
Policy Council Leadership Team Meeting
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via Zoom
Wed, Sep 9
Thu, Sep 10
Fri, Sep 11
Sat, Sep 12
Sun, Sep 13
Mon, Sep 14
Tue, Sep 15
Wed, Sep 16
Thu, Sep 17
Fri, Sep 18
Sat, Sep 19
Sun, Sep 20
Mon, Sep 21
Tue, Sep 22
Subscribe to Alerts Policy Council
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via Zoom
Wed, Sep 23
Thu, Sep 24
Fri, Sep 25
Sat, Sep 26
Sun, Sep 27
Mon, Sep 28
Wed, Sep 30
Thu, Oct 1
Fri, Oct 2
Sat, Oct 3

Calendar & Category Legend:

  • PSESD Policy Council