LINCOLN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL
The purpose of the School Improvement Council (also referred to as Site Council) is to involve staff, parents and community members in school-based shared decision-making. Lincoln parents, staff, and community partners comprise this Council. Members work to monitor progress on the goals and objectives of the Lincoln Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.
The goal of school-based shared decision-making is to affect the instructional program in order to improve student achievement. At the same, shared/school-based decision-making provides a process to make informed decisions for the future through involvement of school staff, parents and community members.
When parents, students, teachers and community members unite to provide quality education for our students, a true spirit of collaboration, trust and shared decision-making provide us with the best ingredients for success.
RESPONSIBILITIES of MEMBERS
1. To attend and actively participate in after school meetings once monthly from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
2. To monitor the school’s progress on school improvement.
3. To gather opinions and ideas from members or others whom you are representing and to communicate to constituents the actions of the Council.
4. To attend supplementary sessions on school improvement as requested during the school year.
2015-16 Meeting Dates and Membership
Third Monday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Room 9 (lower level classroom)
January 25 (exception – this is fourth Monday; third Monday is MLK Day-no school)
Members and Categories of Representation (as of October 2015)
Shelby Kelchen, Clarke University
Keith Leverentz, LIFE Group
Melanie Seier, St. Mark’s
Lindsay Theisen, Hy-Vee