What is the School Community Council?
Every school has a school community council or a trust lands committee. Providence
Elementary elects a School Community Council (SCC) consisting of the principal,
teachers, and a majority of parents. The council makes decisions about the School
LAND Trust Program. LAND stands for Learning And Nurturing Development. The
council prepares a plan that identifies the school's greatest academic need(s). Plans
are submitted to and approved by local school boards for implementation the
following school year. The Providence SCC receives an annual dividend from the
permanent State School Fund every July to implement the school's approved plan
during the next school year.
Parents act as the primary advocates for all children and make up the majority of the
council. By working as a group and understanding the legal responsibilities that lie
with the principal, parents ensure the representation of various viewpoints and values
within the community. Parent engagement is key to student achievement and student
progress. Parents will serve as chair and vice-chair. It is important that parents on the
council understand the responsibilities of the council, and are able to collaborate well
with the other members of the council to effect meaningful school improvement for all
Parents are welcome to serve on the School Community Council. Elections are held
annually in the Spring at Providence Elementary. Contact your principal or the chair of
your council if you are interested in serving on the council. Contact information is below.
Council meetings are open and public; all are invited to attend. Agendas are posted
online one week prior to the meeting and minutes of past meetings are posted on this