“My time on Policy Council has been amazing. I learned some really great tools for life, running meetings effectively and more than that not judging people too quickly. I have had the pleasure of serving with some amazing people. Head Start is really more than a preschool, it’s a family.”
Charlie W. (Chairperson 2007/2008 & 2008/2009)
Policy Council Officers & Positions
Helps prepare the meeting agenda, conducts the meetings and explains each motion before a vote is taken. The Chair is also a member of the program’s Grantee Board.
Conducts meetings and handles business when the Chair is absent. The Vice Chair is also a member of the Grantee Board.
Reviews minutes of the meetings, recording what takes place, signs a printed copy and receives any PC mail.
The Grantee Board has fiduciary responsibility for the entire program. It oversees the budget, develops the program mission, vision, and values. The Grantee Board participates in planning and sets program goals. They also oversee the Executive Director. It is composed of community members interested in Head Start. The PC and Vice chair attend the monthly board meetings.
Two (2) members are elected to attend Oregon Head Start Association meetings in November, February, and May. Meals, lodging and transportation are paid for by Head Start Childcare can also be paid for, or donated as in-kind.
Policy Council representatives share individual classroom activities, ideas and inform the Policy Council group of any parent’s questions or concerns. They maintain a notebook with information and distribute information to PC members to share with their local parent group. Alternates are elected to attend in the absence of a representative.
Meetings are monthly. For more information please contact KFHS.