School Community Councils have responsibilities that are tied to due dates. Some dates are set in law, some are set by the local school boards and others are set by the council. School Community Councils and Charter Trust Land Councils are encouraged to establish timelines to help with organization, set agendas and complete their work on time. The following links are outlines councils could use as a template to create their own.
|Council Timeline||Charter Tasks and Timeline|
DATES REQUIRED IN LAW
Each School, In Consultation with the School District Selects the Date(s) – Annual Elections for Open School Community Council Positions – Near the beginning of the school year or in the spring to be completed before the last week of school. Timing of elections should remain consistent for at least four years.
October 20th – Fall Reports – Council Membership Report, Principal Assurance Form, Final Report for the prior year School LAND Trust Plan implementation
District Sets the Due Date/Charter Due Date is April 1 – Spring Reports – School LAND Trust Plan for the upcoming school year with the Signature Form, signed by council members indicating their involvement on the council
Before May 15th – Local School Boards Review and Approve Spring Reports
July – School LAND Trust Funds Distributed to schools with approved plans