Policy Council

Date(s) - 05/18/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Policy Council Meeting – Friday, May 18th from 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Childcare available, please call Katy VanSchoten at 517-999-2730

Every agency that receives Head Start and Early Head Start funding must insure that they have an established policy council and a well functioning governing body that share responsibility for overseeing the delivery of high quality services to children and families in accordance with Head Start/Early Head Start legislation, regulations, and policies.  The structure of shared governance for CACS, Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start will consist of the Parent Committees, Parents as Leaders Teams (PAL Teams), the Policy Council and the Governing Board. All of the aforementioned will be established as early in the Program year as possible.  The Policy Council will continue to meet until members are replaced with new representatives each program year.  Shared governance begins at the first parent meeting with the election of parent representatives to a Parents as Leaders (PAL) team.  PAL teams then elect representatives to Policy Council.  The Chair of the Policy Council sits on the CACS Board of Directors and a member from the CACS Board of Directors sits on Policy Council.