Background and Membership
The da Vinci Site Council was established pursuant to the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century (the Act) for the purpose of helping improve student achievement. In compliance with the Act, Site Council membership is made up of at least one administrator or designee, a classified staff representative, elected faculty representatives, elected parent representatives, and at da Vinci student representatives.
Responsibilities of the Site Council include conducting monthly meetings in order to:
- Focus on improving student achievement.
- Contribute to the school improvement plan.
- Foster family engagement and school-home communications
- Explore improvements to the school’s instructional program.
- Support the professional growth of the school’s staff.
- Support administering grants-in-aid for the professional development of staff.
The da Vinci Middle School Site Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 3:30 - 5:30pm. Meetings begin in the conference room next to the main office on the second floor of the school and often travel in rotation to meet with the schools' teacher leadership teams. Meetings, which are held in compliance with Oregon’s Open Meeting Law, are open to the public. Meetings dates for the 2016-17 school year are as follows:
- September 20
- October 18
- November 15
- No December Mtg
- January 17
- February 21
- March 21
- April 18
- May 16
Site Council parent/guardian members for da Vinci are elected to serve a two-year term so long as they have a child enrolled in the school for those years. If you are interested in serving on Site Council as an elected parent/guardian member, send a few paragraphs about yourself and why you would like to serve to Assistant Principal Alicia McMillen at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on the voting ballots. A month-long on-site voting period for parent/guardian membership will take place as early each fall as is possible.