The Site Council was established in 2010 as part of the school redesign process. It is made up students, faculty and community members. The role of the Site Council is to provide PMHS with a leadership body to review, modify and make decisions regarding areas of high interest to have a positive impact on the educational process and school climate. To learn more about the Site Council, click on the links below.
The Site Council was profiled by the Concord Monitor in an article titled, ‘They Do Have a Say’. Click on the title to view it.
Students make up the majority in the Site Council. The Dean of Operations, Dean of Instruction, Director of Student Services and Director of College and Career Readiness are non-voting members. The voting membership includes:
- 10 Students
- 6 Faculty Members
- 3 Community Members
All members hold a seat for two years and members may be nominated or appointed (see by-laws for further details).
The Site Council has developed initiatives such as Open Campus and implemented policy changes to the Community Service guidelines. It has also made decisions regarding grading, advisory, honor roll, cell phone usage and co-curricular and extra-curricular eligibility.
To bring a proposal to the Site Council, fill out a Proposal Form and return it to the main office.
The Site Council meets every other Wednesday from 1:45-3:00 in Room 126. Public input is a standing agenda item at Site Council meetings. Students, staff, parents, and/or community members are welcome to attend. The Site Council will meet on the following dates over the summer.
- July 7, 9:00-11:00
- July 20, 10:30-12:30
- August 18, 9:00-11:00
The meeting agendas and minutes are available upon request. Please contact Derek Hamilton (adult co-chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREAKING RANKS SCHOOL SHOWCASE
The Site Council represented the Pittsfield School District at the 2013 Breaking Ranks School Showcase in Washington, DC. A group of students, teachers, and administrators shared a presentation on school reform, which was the highest rated presentation at the school showcase. This ranking led to an invite to the 2014 School Showcase in Dallas, TX. The film below was the feature of the 2014 presentation.