The policy council currently consists of an eleven-member board, which includes four parent representatives from Head Start, three parent representatives from Early Head Start one of which represents the Home-base portion of the program. Community Representatives come from the Alamo Navajo Chapter, Alamo Community School, Alamo Health Services and FACE program. In order to help facilitate the policy council meetings and trainings, the Division receptionist and Education Coordinator works with the policy council parents to encourage and empower them in their roles. The Governing Board and Policy Council have established by laws, policies and procedures for shared decision-making. An internal conflict resolution policy is in place that has been reviewed and approved by both the governing board and the policy council.
Standard from Head Start citing the Governance Performance Standard
§ 1304.50 Program governance.
(a) Policy Council, Policy
and Parent Committee
Grantee and delegate agencies
and maintain a formal structure
of shared governance through
which parents can participate
in policymaking or in other
decisions about the program.
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