Policy Council Elections 2011-2012 Presented by Karen Johnson and Sara Schumacher. Rock-Walworth head start & early head start. Parent of a Head Start/Early Head Start child Guardian of a HS/EHS child Able to attend once a month evening meetings - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Rock-Walworth head start & early head start
Rock-Walworth head start & early head startPolicy Council Elections2011-2012Presented by Karen Johnson and Sara Schumacher
Policy council elgibilty Parent of a Head Start/Early Head Start childGuardian of a HS/EHS childAble to attend once a month evening meetingsWednesday evenings (usually the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month)Meetings are from 6:00PM8:00PMMeeting located at the Beloit Head Start Center1221 Henry Ave.Federal guidelines for policy CouncilGrantee Agencies (thats us), and Delegate Agencies must establish and maintain a formal structure through which parents can participate in policy making, or in other decisions about the program.Each Head Start and Early Head Start agency must consist of:A Policy Council at the Grantee levelParent Center Committee (this includes ALL Head Start/EHS Parents at a HS/EHS Center)
WE ARE HERE TONIGHT TO ELECT POLICY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES FOR GOOD SHEPHERD HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START
Families the agency funds
Total: 500 Funded Families Where are our enrolled families?Rock County Sites Walworth County Sites Early Head Start Families Early Head Start:
Good ShepherdBeloit: 17Community KidsBeloit: 19Janesville Little TreeHouse: 24Rock County Expansion: 20Walworth County Expansion: 40 How Many Policy Council Representatives Do We Need?
Walworth County:Rock County:Delavan : 1Beloit Center: 3Sharon: 1Good Shepherd: 1Lake Geneva: 1St. Peters: 1Whitewater: 1Jefferson: 1Elkhorn: 1
Early Head Start:Little Tree House: 1Good Shepherd: 1Community Kids: 1Walworth County: 1
TOTAL: 17 Policy Council Representatives!
9How does Hs/ehs receive funds?FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STATE OF WISCONSIN
$ 3 MILLION $160,000
Grant dollars travel through several departments before reaching: Rock-Walworth Head Start and Early Head Start
Our program Must have:Board of Directors To oversee legal and fiscal operationsExecutive Director (Connie Robers)To oversee program operationsParent Policy Council To help plan, approve decisions, participate in hiring, and a variety of decisions that affect our enrolled children and families
In order to continue to serve families..Our agency must have an ACTIVE Parent Policy Council! Meet Regulations:FEDERAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDSState of WI Child Care licensing regulationsDept. of Transportation regulationsHS/EHS Agency Policy and ProceduresIN-KINDs completed and matched by all of our volunteers!!
Are you ready? In order to be a Policy Council Representative for your childs center, you should know:
You must be the parent or legal guardian of a HS/EHS childYou cannot be related to any HS/EHS staffYou cannot be a HS/EHS staffYou must be free of convictions of any crime against a child.Background disclosureinformation will be kept confidential! As a Policy Council Representative
Be respected as a HS/EHS parent and an important member of a decision making team
Need to attend a mandatory Policy Council training for PC members THIS IS FOR ADULTS ONLY!
Receive travel dollars from your home to meetings and back (37.5 cents per mile)
Receive $1 per hour/per child to help with babysitting costs
Receive a healthy dinner at the monthly meetingAsk Yourself.CAN YOU????Commit to a once a month meeting held in Beloit?Commit to attending the mandatory Policy Council Training?
DATE: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16TH 5:00PM8:00PMWHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHILE SERVING ON POLICY COUNCIL?
SHARE with the council the parent involvement activities at your childs center
APPROVE or disapprove policies brought to the Policy Council
HAVE input on hiring staff, designing new program options, evaluating the program and so much more
TRAVEL as a representative of HS/EHS parents and the agency to trainings or eventsMadison Capitol Wisconsin DellsYOU WILL LEARN MORE THAN YOU WOULD EVER IMAGINE AND YOU CAN AND WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
How do you become elected?
You may nominate yourselfYou may nominate another parentIf you are interested you will be asked to tell the group why they should vote for youIf you are nominated you may decline the nomination Each parent/guardian in the group votes for the person of their choice. Highest vote winsWe will only have the representativethere will NOT be an alternate or shared membership.
REMEMBER Good Shepherd HS/EHS Needs:
1 Representative for HSAND1 Representative for EHS
IF YOU ARE ELECTED.
You will receive a letter from Cheryl Hutchison with the information in regards to your first training and meeting!
Call Cheryl at 299-1500 Ext 13Leave a message on her voicemail.
TIME TO VOTE!