Are you interested in getting involved with your child’s education in another way? If you are then think about whether you would be interested in joining the Hanson Middle School Council (also called a School Improvement Council). By law, every school in the country has to have a School Council. The law outlines four major areas of responsibility for councils. School councils are to assist principals in: 1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards; 2. Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school; 3. Reviewing the annual school building budget; and 4. Formulating a school improvement plan.
We meet once a month on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, except if specified below – starting Wednesday, September 21, for about an hour, starting at 3:00 PM and ending around 4:00 PM, to discuss such items as our School Improvement Plan, parent involvement, how we are working with MCAS data, what we are using Extension periods for, etc. In all, the group is not like “PTO”; it is more a group of people who are looking into school improvement and how we can get the improvement we are looking for.
The group is made up of parents, teachers, and at least one community member. If you are interested or would just like to come and check it out, please come to the first meeting, Wednesday, September 12 at 3:00 PM, in the library. If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you.
School Council Meeting Dates
March 12, 2014
April 9, 2014
May 14, 2014