What is School Community Council?
Every school has a school community council or a trust lands committee. The membership of a school community council includes the principal, teachers elected by teachers, and a majority of parents elected by parents of students at the school. Charter schools have trust land committees where elected parents make up the majority of committee members. The most effective councils and committees are those whose members work collaboratively to develop plans to aid all students in reaching their potential.
When are the meetings?
3rd Thursday of every month @ 4:00 pm
For more information on trustland funds and community council
Freedom EL Final Report 2013-2014 click here
Minutes for 2013
Minutes for 2014
Minutes for 2015-2016
Rules of Order and Procedure
The agenda of each upcoming meeting with draft minutes of the prior meeting will be made available to all council members at least one week in advance.
A tie vote is a lost vote.
A main motion may be amended.
Nominations can be closed by saying, “I move to close nominations.”
Most motions are main motions.
A point of order is offered when there is some question if procedure had been followed correctly.
To stop debate or discussion on a motion and force the vote a member would say, “I move the previous question.” This requires a second and a 2/3 vote.
Hasty action may be corrected by use of the motion to reconsider. This motion may be made only by one who voted on the prevailing side.
A person who made the motion may withdraw the same motion.
August 2012 MOTION DOES IT REQUIRE A 2ND? IS IT DEBATABLE? CAN IT BE AMENDED? IS A VOTE REQUIRED Adjourn yes no no majority Amend a motion yes yes yes majority Close nominations yes no yes 2/3 Main motion yes yes yes majority Point of Order no no no ruled on by chair Previous Question yes no no 2/3 Reconsider yes yes no majority Withdrawal of Motion no no no majority