Site Council

What the school site council does

The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, and classified employees that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the site council are generally elected by their peers. For example, parents elect the parent representatives and teachers elect teachers.

Who are members of the Gilham Elementary Site Council?

  1. Celeste Marshall, Parent Rep

  2. Beth Hopkins, Parent Rep

  3. Annette Corbeau, Certified

  4. Brandeis Zaklan, Certified

  5. James Squires, Certified

  6. Leah Roderick, Certified

  7. Linda Willis, Classified

  8. Gina Wilde, Administrator – wilde_g@4j.lane.edu

Over the course of a year, a typical council might consider the goals of the school or district and then work with the principal to evaluate the school’s progress toward those goals. In this evaluation, the council might consider school test scores, attendance and discipline records, parent surveys and input from students.

IMG_0381After looking at the big picture of the school’s progress, the council and the principal create a plan for improvement. This plan might involve a new academic program, staff member or parent outreach strategy. For example, one council might use funds to develop a new math program, while another might decide to hire a reading specialist. Another council might decide that hiring an additional teacher to reduce class sizes in a particular grade or a parent liaison to get more parents involved would be the best use of its money. Because school budgets are limited and many funds can only be spent in certain ways, there are always tough decisions to make.

Want to know when the next Site Council meeting is?  Click to check Gilham’s online calendar