Luther School Site Council
The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, and classified employees that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the site council are generally elected by their peers. For example, parents elect the parent representatives and teachers elect teachers.
Over the course of a year, the school site council considers the goals of the school and district and then works with the principal to evaluate the school’s progress toward those goals. In this evaluation, the council considers school test scores, attendance and discipline records, and parent surveys.
After looking at the big picture of the school’s progress, the council and the principal create a plan for improvement. This plan might involve a new academic program, technology or parent outreach strategy. Because school budgets are limited and many funds can only be spent in certain ways, there are always tough decisions to make.