Picture of people around tableSchool Improvement Advisory Committee

ROLE OF MEMBERS

School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) members have many roles that serve the district. Among those roles are the following:

  1. Provide recommendations to the board on Annual Improvement Goals for the district in reading, math, and science.
  2. Review information from the five year needs assessment and make recommendations for action.
  3. Gain a further understanding of the direction of the school district’s vision and directions.
  4. Communicate with our community by asking questions about initiatives and explaining the answers to community members.
  5. Ask for community feedback on issues that are being considered by the board.
  6. Provide a pulse for community opinion on different issues.
  7. Interpet achievement data on progress toward district goals.

MEMBERSHIP

As much as possible, membership on the School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) is a cross-section of the community and reflects its diversity in terms of socio-economic status, racial, and ethnic groups, gender, disability status, age, local businesses, and agencies. Committee members also represent parents, teachers, and administrators from each school building in the district. The high school building is also represented by students. All committee members are approved annually by the school board in October.

PROCESS FOR MEMBER RECRUITMENT AND TERMS OF SERVICE

Recommendations for new members are taken annually. Recommended members are contacted to ask them to serve on the committee. The committee meets three times a year for approximately an hour and a half.  Meetings are held in the high school professional development rooms which are located directly inside the main entrance.

NON-MEMBER PARTICIPATION

SIAC meetings are open to any community members to attend as observers. As a board appointed committee, anyone present at a meeting is an observer and not a participant. Any communication about meeting topics by observers can be arranged with an administrator or brought up during the public comment time of regular school board meetings.