ABOUT THE SCHOOL GOVERNANCE COUNCIL
Make a Difference at Your School! Join the Rowayton School Governance Council
The rewards of serving on a School Governance Council can be great. Council members bring their unique experiences and beliefs to the table. The work that they do can influence the lives of children, even after they no longer serve on the council. Last year, the SGC helped redesign the front hallway and select the new principal just to name a couple of items. Find out more about the current Board positions.
What is a School Governance Council?
School Governance Councils are an opportunity for Connecticut schools to become centers of excellence that prepare all students for success. They represent the many interests of the families and staff that make up your school’s community. This is important because research has shown that:
Partnerships among families, school and community members can make a powerful contribution to greater student access
No matter what their income or background, students with involved families tend to have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and higher rates of homework completion.
What does the School Governance Council do?
The School Governance Council serves as an important role to the school administrator by:
Bringing together parents, school staff, students, and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement and
Assisting the school administration in decisions impacting students’ education in areas such as:
Analyze data and school needs;
Review the school’s resources; and
Advise the principal in making pragmatic and operational changes.
What does it require to be on the School Governance Council?
Serving as a council member will require time, energy, and a willingness to listen. Members should:
Put children first;
Be a team player; and
Be willing to learn.
Are you interested in being a member of your School Governance Council or want to nominate someone? Positions become available on a rotating basis (terms are typically 2 years) and elections for nominated candidates are held as needed. Please email the current Co-President/Parent representative for more information.
Learn more about School Governance Councils! Visit www.ct.gov/sde/SGC