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Site Council is the policy-making body for South High School, comprised of staff, parents and community members. We provide direction to administration, with the shared goal of enhancing student achievement. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Long-range planning
  • Development and oversight of the School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • Monitoring of the school budget
  • Regular assessment of shared-decision making

Our next site council will be next Thursday, January 16th at 5:00 (we will get back on track with the second Thursday of the month after that).

We thank you for your engagement last month highlighting potential avenues of focus for the South High School Site Council in the 19-20 school year.  In reviewing the feedback, one major theme that was outlined last month was the need to engage our families and communities more directly around key issues facing our students.   

The feedback provided at last month's meeting highlighted five areas of focus for that communication. With February 18th being our next round of Parent Teacher Conferences, we see this as a great opportunity to highlight ways for our families to engage in their student’s education.  To that end, this month's meeting will start with outlining a framework for communicating with families and the community around these issues, with a work session comprising the remainder of the meeting.

We have included the agenda below, but we would like you to think about the following topics to work in small groups next Thursday. For planning purposes, could you please respond (to Karen) with an indication of what topic you are interested in exploring.

1.    Substance Use

2.    Mental and Physical Health

3.    Cellphone Use

4.    Culturally Relevant Education at South

5.    School Climate and Family Engagement Opportunities

Date: January 16th, 2019


Agenda Item

Desired Objective


Time Needed


Warm Welcome

To ground our work


2 minutes

Mary Manor

Approve Agenda

Approve Minutes

Appoint timekeeper





Brett and Mary

Work Session Framing

To frame the expectations for our work session


10 minutes

Small Group

Work Session

To plan in small groups for the purpose of sharing information with parents


40 minutes


Optimistic Close






Brett Stringer and Mary Manor


SHS Site Council