The terms for our two parent representatives on the School Council will expire on December 31, 2017. According to council policy the following will take place:
- The Principal will notify Anchorage School Parents of Council elections, explain the function, duties, and responsibilities of the Council, and provide the schedule for becoming a candidate and for the election. Parents will be able to submit a biography including names and grades of their children, their reason for running for a Council seat, and an explanation for why others should vote for them.
- Any parent who wants to be a candidate for the School Council must notify the Principal (in writing/email) of their intent to become a candidate, no later than fourteen (14) days before the election. Every effort will be made to have at least one (1) candidate with an elementary school level child and one with a middle school level child.
Terms of Office
Parent and staff members on the Anchorage School Council will serve for two (2) year terms. Newly elected Council members will take office in the January after the election in November. Council members are expected to attend all Council meetings. Any Council member failing to attend two (2) consecutive Council meetings, unless excused by the Council for satisfactory reasons, may be removed from the Council. Following two (2) consecutive unexcused absences from regular Council meetings, the member shall be given the opportunity for a hearing on his/her absences if the Council chooses to initiate removal of the Council Member. The Council may vote to remove a member from the Council after the hearing. Many Council decisions will be made by consensus, but at any time a Council member may request a formal vote. If, at any time, any Council member sees a polarization on the Council (for example, between parents and teachers) s/he will point out the polarizations to the Council. If the Council cannot resolve the issue, it should be sent back to committee for further study.
The election for parent representatives for the School Council will take place on Tuesday, November 28th. All nominations need to be completed and returned to Andrew Terry by 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14th. Once nominations have been closed, further information regarding the election process and a ballot will be distributed to all parents.