Policy Council

Sequatchie Valley Head Start Policy Council

Every Head Start parent (as well as others) has the opportunity to serve on the Policy Council. The Council is made up of interested parents and others who serve as a link to the community at large. One of the best ways to serve is to tell other parents how glad you are to have your child in our program.

Policy Council is an important part of the Head Start program since it involves improving the program, making personnel decisions, and approving budget plans. Each center elects at least one parent to be its own local member. Most centers also elect a representative of the community. Some centers elect one Policy Council member from the ranks of Head Start parents and another from the ranks of Early Head Start parents.

A list of the program’s Policy Council members is posted on the parent bulletin board in each center. Elected members attend meetings (nine times a year) in Dunlap. Minutes of the meetings and more information are available at your center. Some member expenses (including the cost of child care) will be paid for income-eligible members. Transportation to meetings with staff is available; or, we can pay for your mileage to and from the meeting – as well as lunch!

2019-2020 Policy Council Members List



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The mission of Sequatchie Valley Head Start is to create a nurturing place where children, families and staff can work through community partnerships to exceed Head Start's national goals.


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