Role of Council
Primary Functions of the Annandale/Maple Lake Community Education Advisory Council.
- Guiding and promoting the philosophy of Community Education in Districts #876/881.
- Recommend policies as they may relate to the function of Community Education.
- Formulation annual and long-range plans and evaluating success in meeting goals and objectives.
- Monitor Community Education functions to insure accountability.
- Give input into assisting in the assessment of community needs.
- Formulating recommendations of Community Education programs that meet the needs of the various segments of the community.
- Provide input into and recommending program priorities.
- Advising in the formulation of Community Education Budget.
- Provide an annual report on Community Education to the Boards of Education and the Superintendents.
Advisory Councils Are ...Advisor, Not Operators
Idea Givers...Not Policy Makers
- Needs/Resource Assessment
- Program Development
- Public Relations
- Inter-agency Cooperation/Partnerships
- Problem Solving
- Influencing Policy/Direction
A Model Advisory Council:
- Has a sense of identity as a unity and a clearly stated mission.
- Members share group knowledge, understanding and common group goals.
- Meetings generate collective commitment to group's decisions.
- Members respect each other's views.
- All opinions are explained on their merits.
- Meetings follow the agenda and start and stop on time.
- Procedural ground rules are clearly defined and followed.
- Members are encouraged to contribute equally to discussion.
- Group deliberations follows a logical sequence.
- Necessary background and data are given.
- "Feeling" and speculations are sorted out from facts.
- Alternative solutions are fully evaluated in terms of their practicality,consequences and their consistence with the long-range goals of the group.
- Decisions are made deliberately, not hurried.
- Group members share with the chairperson responsibility for keeping discussions on track and substantive.