The Steering Committee is the governing body of D’Evelyn - would you like to know what they are discussing and be informed and notified when agendas and minutes are posted? Here is how to stay informed:
By Gina Coco, Steering Committee
Parents, we are about to launch the new school year with our first Accountability Meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm (future meetings will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month) and we NEED you to attend.
This first meeting will help to prioritize the work of the Accountability for the entire school year and important subcommittees will also be formed at this meeting. The Accountability Committee serves in an advisory role to the Steering Committee and has been assigned several topics for which the Steering Committee is seeking parental input. Additionally, important updates about the new D’Evelyn 6th grade program, beginning in the Fall of 2020, will be shared at all monthly Accountability meetings.
In addition to subcommittee work, Accountability members will also be eligible to train as parent members for hiring, curriculum, textbook committees or to be future parent members on the Steering Committee. As students enter Jr. and Sr. high, fewer parents volunteer, so we urge you to consider attending. Make your voice heard and help ensure the success of the school with a minimal time commitment serving as an Accountability member.
By Gina Coco, Steering Committee
The Steering Committee has a one year parent position open that may be filled by appointment. Parents interested in applying must complete the required readings (these can be found in the library) and email their application packet to Gina Coco ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), D’Evelyn Steering Committee Chair, by September 3rd at 3pm. Interviews for potential candidates will be conducted during the SC meeting on Monday, September 16.
As a parent member on the Steering Committee, your job would be to govern the school as laid out by the Founding Document . “Their (Steering Committee members) overall task will be to make the broad decisions such as upholding, interpreting and clarifying the philosophy, approving new curriculum, maintaining relations and communications with the district and reacting to new laws or district policies, etc. The Steering Committee will be free to involve other people for input and advice in making decisions as it deems appropriate.” (FD 21)
Parent members of the Steering Committee serve on curriculum, textbook and hiring committees, make decisions about school policies and school governance issues. For the 2019-2020 school year, a chief priority is ensuring the successful addition of sixth grade in the Fall of 2020.
Qualified candidates should have a strong understanding and commitment to the D’Evelyn Founding Document. Candidates do not need to have prior educational experience, but must have a willingness to learn about our curriculum in order to make the decisions needed to govern the school. If you are looking for a way to give back and help ensure the continued success of D’Evelyn, please consider submitting your application.
The Steering Committee is the governing board of the school and establishes policies designed to maintain and enhance its liberal arts philosophy. The Steering Committee appoints Directors to the Board of the D'Evelyn Education Foundation.