Governance

Fayette County School Corporation Board of School Trustees

General Responsibilities

  1. Procedures for program planning.
  2. Program philosophy and long and short range program goals/objectives.
  3. Criteria for defining recruitment, selection, and enrollment priorities.
  4. Funding applications/amendments to funding applications prior to the submission of the application.
  5. Enablement of low-income members to participate fully in their group responsibilities by providing, if necessary, reimbursements for reasonable expenses.
  6. Annual program self-assessment.
  7. The composition of Head Start Policy Council membership.
  8. Written policies that define the roles/responsibilities of governing board members and inform them of management procedures necessary to implement a high-quality program.
  9. Shared decision-making procedures.
  10. Written procedures for internal dispute resolutions.

Operating Responsibility

Procedures for resolving community complaints.

Must Approve and Disapprove

  1. Procedures for program planning.
  2. Program philosophy and long and short-range program goals/objectives.
  3. Funding applications/amendments to funding applications prior to the submission of the application.
  4. The composition of the Head Start Policy Council membership.
  5. Written policies that define the roles/responsibilities of governing board members and inform them of management procedures necessary to implement a high-quality program.
  6. Shared decision-making procedures.
  7. Written procedures for internal dispute resolutions.

Head Start Policy Council

General Responsibilities

Policy Council directly…

  1. Serves as a link between Policy Council and the parent groups, governing body, and community agencies.
  2. Assists parent groups in communicating with parents enrolled in all program options to ensure that they understand their rights and opportunities in Head Start and to encourage parent participation in the program.
  3. Assists parent groups in planning, coordinating, and organizing program activities for parents with the assistance of the staff and ensure that funds set aside from program budgets are used to support parent activities.
  4. Assists in recruiting volunteer services from parents, community residents, and community agencies and assists in the mobilization of community resources to meet identified needs.

Operating Responsibility

Procedures for hearing and resolving community complaints about Head Start.

Must Approve and Disapprove

Planning

  1. Procedures for program planning.
  2. Program’s philosophy and long- and short-range goals.
  3. Selection of delegate agencies and service areas.
  4. Criteria for recruitment, selection, and enrollment.
  5. All funding applications and amendments.
  6. Policy for reimbursement of expenses to enable low-income participation.
  7. Annual self-assessment.

General Administration

  1. The composition of Policy Group and procedures for choosing.
  2. Written policies/procedures defining roles and responsibilities o governing board.
  3. Procedures for shared decision-making by governing body and policy group.
  4. Written procedures for resolving internal disputes between governing body and policy group.

Personnel Administration

  1. Program personnel policies and changes, including standards of conduct.
  2. Hire or fire Head Start director.
  3. Hire or fire any person who works primarily for Head Start.

Program Administrators
Scott Collins, Superintendent, executive director

General Responsibility

  1. Oversee Head Start Coordinator in staff in day-to-day operations.
  2. Hire and fire Head Start staff.

Operating Responsibility

  1. Determine what services should be provided to the Head Start program from the [FCSC].
  2. Hire and fire Head Start Coordinator.
  3. Establish a method of hearing and resolving community complaints about the Head Start program.
  4. Determine Head Start personnel policies (including the establishment of hiring and firing criteria for Head Start staff, staff development plans, and employee grievance procedures).
  5. Ensure that standards for acquiring space, equipment, and supplies are met.
  6. Provide information needed for federal monitoring review.
  7. Participate in an annual self-assessment of the agency’s Head Start program.

Head Start Coordinator

Operating Responsibility

Planning

  1. Establish goals of Head Start program and develop ways of meeting them within the Performance Standards.
  2. Determine areas in the community in which Head Start programs will operate.
  3. Develop plans to use all available community resources in Head Start.
  4. Establish criteria for selection of children within applicable laws and the Performance Standards.

General Administration

  1. Establish a method of hearing and resolving community complaints about the Head Start program.
  2. Direct Head Start staff in day-to-day operations.
  3. Ensure that standards for acquiring space, equipment, and supplies are met.

Personnel Administration

  1. Determine Head Start personnel policies (including the establishment of hiring and firing criteria for Head Start staff, career development plans, and employee grievance procedures).
  2. Hire and fire Head Start staff.

Grant Application Process

  1. Prepare federal grant application and budget to support identified goals and objectives.
  2. Make major changes in approvedĀ  program services orĀ  budget while the program is in operation.