Parent Advisory Council By-Laws
Purpose - The Parent Advisory Council shall gather information from the students, staff, parents, and community to represent Nokesville Elementary School. The Council will provide recommendations pertaining to the School Strategic Plan to the school principal. It will provide assistance and support to the Principal and School Leadership Team in developing and modifying the School Statement of Mission and Vision. It will assist in developing the School Strategic Plan, including objectives, strategies, and action plans. The Council will assist in aligning the School Strategic Plan with the Division Strategic Plan and monitor and evaluate the implementation of this plan. It will assist in aligning the Operating School Budget with the school plan and regularly review the alignment of the school professional development plan with the school plan. In addition, the Council will assume other responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the Principal and School Leadership Team.
The Advisory Council provides assistance and support to the Principal and School Leadership Team in developing and modifying the School Statement of Mission and Vision. Please contact any of the Advisory Council members if you have a topic for discussion.
- Electronic Devices – The committee talked about the effects of electronic devices have on our children’s ability to communicate face to face. We also touched on a survey about this generation’s legacy. While older generations sighted hard work, integrity and values, this generation feels that technology and music were important. We discussed lessons provided in the classroom about posting on Social Media and electronic etiquette.
- No Child Left Behind vs. Every Student Succeeds Act – The ESSA takes the place of NCLB and seems to take some of the decisions about how students will be assessed from the federal level to more state and local control. The ESSA continues to require annual assessments and encourages review and elimination of unnecessary tests. States may opt for several smaller tests rather than one large test. ESSA asks states to look at smarter approach to testing.
- Middle School Moves Update – The after lunch program is popular with the students and volunteers are always needed. Providing another space for additional activities was also discussed.
- Enrichment Matters Update – This is an afterschool program offering various activities. Attendance was smaller than expected but successful. New programs are starting and a third set of activities will be listed for Spring.
- Advisory Council Meeting – The March meeting will be open to all parents as an opportunity to provide thoughts on any issue. Please keep an eye out for the meeting invitation.