•  What is Site Council?  

    Site Council is a group of administrators, teachers, and parents that identify ways to support the school community. By providing insight to help determine the direction and supports needed in our building. This team defines school priorities ways to ensure these priorities are at the center of the work we are doing.  By looking at data, current issues and listening to community concerns we hope to design programming that best fits the needs of our students.

    If you have ideas about issues you’d like the school to address we welcome you to participate on our  Site Council. This team meets formally four times throughout the year (quarterly) with other optional meetings or areas of need as they arise.  Meetings take place from 3:30-5:00 on Wednesdays (9/14, 12/7, 4/19 and 6/7). 

       If you are interested in participating, please contact Principal Dickey at ldickey@pps.net or 503.916.5700.

    School Site Councils were mandated in 1991 by the Oregon Legislature with the passage of the “Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century.” ORS 329.704 states:

    1. “There shall be established at each school a 21st Century Schools Council.” [These are commonly called Site Councils.] “The duties...shall include but not be limited to:
      1. The development of plans to improve the professional growth of the school’s staff;
      2. The improvement of the school’s instructional program;
      3. The development and coordination of plans for the implementation of programs under this chapter at the school;
      4. The administration of grants-in-aid for the professional development of teachers and classified district employees...”
    2. A Site Council “shall be composed of teachers, parents, classified employees and principal or the principal’s designee, as follows:
      1. Not more than half the members shall be teachers;
      2. Not more than half the members shall be parents;
      3. At least one member shall be a classified employee; and
      4. One member shall be the principal or the principal’s designee."
    3. In addition other members may be “...including but not limited to local school committee members, business leaders, students and members of the community at large.”
    4. Members of a site council “shall be selected as follows:
      1. Teachers shall be licensed teachers elected by licensed teachers at the school site;
      2. Classified employees shall be elected by classified employees at the school site;
      3. Parents shall be selected by parents of students attending the school;
      4. Other representatives shall be selected by the council.”

     Comprehensive Achievement Plan (CAP)

    To fulfill the mandate of the state legislature, the Site Council has developed and will approve a Comprehensive Achievement Plan (CAP). The Plan will:

    • delineate both long- and short-term school improvement objectives;
    • include specific actions, specific personnel, and measurable outcomes.

    The Site Council will:

    • solicit input regarding the CAP from staff, parents, administration, students, and community members;
    • closely monitor progress toward attainment of the objectives during the school year;
    • review and revise as necessary the CAP each spring for the following school year.