SGC Election Information
Sweet Apple Elementary will be electing representatives to serve on the School Governance Council. Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. The Council works with the principal in setting the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school’s strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community. Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held March 19th-March 23rd. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit by February 23rd . Candidate forms may be submitted electronically or by mail (get a copy of the form from the school’s front office and follow mailing instructions on the back of the form).
The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school, but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school including:
- a.) Approve the school strategic plan and updates
- b.) Approve the annual budget and annual resource allocations
- c.) Manage the Request for Flexibility process
- d.) Participate in hiring the principal (in the case of a vacancy)
- e.) Provide annual feedback on principal performance.
The Council works
with the principal on the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school’s strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community. This past year, our Council worked diligently to create a 3 year strategic plan based upon inputs from parents, student performance, teachers and SAE community. The 3 focus areas identified are: citizenship, academic excellence and personalized learning. The plan includes short term goals and the associated strategies for helping us reach those goals. The 2015-16 school year will also include 4 full release days for students. Three of these days will be dedicated to professional development for the teachers and the 4th will be used as a student, parent, teacher conference day.
Requests for Flexibilities (RFFs) are proposals to the Superintendent to waive one or more state laws or district policies in order to implement a school-based strategy that alligns with the school's strategic plan. According to School Governance Policy, all RFF's must undergo a 30-day Public Comment Period before the School Governance Council votes on whether or not to request the flexibility from Dr. Rose who ultimately has the final approval authority.
The 2014-2015 RFF Proposal: SAE RFF.pdf
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