For Current Policy Council information, read the Policy Council Meeting Summaries.
Policy Council is made up of parents of children who attend SUMCD Head Start or Early Head Start. The purpose of the Policy Council is to plan and supervise the Head Start and Early Head Start programs for the children and families in Snyder, Union, and Mifflin Counties.
The Policy Council shall have legal responsibility as defined by federal law for the operation of the SUMCD Head Start/Early Head Start program. The Policy Council shall have additional responsibilities as assigned by the Board of Directors.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Program Development: To establish goals and objectives for the Head Start/Early Head Start program in relation to federal guidelines, and to develop and supervise a program to carry out these goals.
Community Participation: To interpret the Head Start/Early Head Start program to the community and to coordinate and organize activities for parents with the assistance of staff.
Recruitment and Enrollment: To assist in the recruitment and enrollment of eligible children and families for the Head Start/Early Head Start program.
Personnel: Approve personnel policies and decisions regarding the employment of program staff (excluding the executive director, Head Start director, director of Human Resources, chief fiscal officer, and any other position in an equivalent with the agency), including standards of conduct for program staff, contractors, and volunteers and criteria for employment and dismissal of program staff (Sec 642;2;d:vi).
Center Location: To locate and arrange for locations of Head Start/Early Head Start centers.
Grant Proposal: To plan, prepare, and revise fund requests and work plans.
All parents of children currently enrolled in Head Start or Early Head Start and representatives of the community are eligible. A parent is defined as a person who meets one of the following criteria as relates to the child(ren) enrolled in Head Start or Early Head Start: a) legal guardian, b) biological parent with custodial and/or visitation rights, c) foster parent, or d) spouse of a, b, or c.
Office of Head Start Program Instructions and