School Governance Council
What is a School Governance Council?
School Governance Councils were created by the state’s recent education reform law (Public Act 10-111) to enable parents, school staff, students and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement in the state’s schools. School Governance Councils serve in an advisory capacity and are charged with assisting the school administration in making programmatic and operational changes to improve the school’s achievement.
Who is on the School Governance Council?
The School Governance Councils required under C.G.S. Sec. 10-223e must be established through school-wide elections and they have very specific membership requirements. Students, teachers/staff and parents must be elected to the Council. The student members have to be elected to the council by the current students of the school. Seven parents, five teachers, two students and two community members comprise the SGC.
What are the goals of the School Governance Council?
The School Governance Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Principal. They help to further the goals of the School Improvement Plan.
What are the goals of the School Improvement Plan?
1. To increase math proficiency by a minimum of 10 % as measured by CMT/CAPT in order to meet or increase AYP targets established by the Connecticut State Department of Education for whole group and sub-groups.
2. To increase reading and writing proficiency by a minimum of 10% as measured by CMT/CAPT in order to meet AYP targets established by the Connecticut State Department of Education for whole group and sub-group.
3. To actively engage parents of students in the educational process and planning for students
4. To meet the AMAO targets established by the Connecticut State Department of Education for achievement in English Proficiency
Forest School Governance Council Members:

Carla Howard - Parent
Gustavo Carrillo-Community Member 
Caitlin Poulsen - Teacher
Michelle Schmidt - Teacher
Thomas Hunt - Principal

2013-2014 Meeting Dates - 5:00 p.m. Conference Room

October 2, 2013
December 4, 2013
February 5, 2014
April 3, 2014
June 4, 2014
 
 
Meeting Minutes 2011 - 2012

Meeting Agendas/Minutes 2012-2013

Meeting Agendas/Minutes 2013-2014

Meeting Agendas/Minutes 2014-2015