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Governing Council: Minutes

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ELAC stands for the English Learner Advisory Committee. This program provides assistance to any child where English is not their first language. The purpose of the committee is to approve and monitor a school plan, develop goals, review the budget and to help evaluate the school’s needs. Committee members are also responsible for writing and revising bylaws, planning and implementing parent training where needed, and providing communication with local and central districts.

Calahan Committees


Governing Council

The Calahan Community Charter Governing Council is a consensus-oriented, site based decision-making body for the school. It has the responsibility for allocating discretionary funds and setting the site-based policies and procedures consistent with District policies, procedures, and laws to achieve the school’s program goals, thus promoting the best educational program possible for students. The attainment of consensus among all members of the Council shall be a primary goal. If consensus cannot be reached, decisions will be made so long as there is a quorum by a simple majority vote of the members present. In the event of a tie vote, further discussion and research will take place until there is a majority vote. Any stakeholder can bring new business before the Governing Council or the relevant committee. All standing committees will have representation from both the parent body and teaching staff and are the foundation of policy decision-making at Calahan.


Note: Minutes from the Governing Council are posted on this page. 

Advisory Committees

Calahan Community Charter has seven advisory committees. All full-time teachers belong to at least one committee. Parents and community members are encouraged to join and attend any and all committees! 


1. Academics & Professional Development Committee:

This committee works together to plan Professional Development for the staff to increase students' engagement and learning. The committee also plans family nights including Literacy, Math, Science, and Heritage Night.

Meets in Room 18.


2. Budget Committee:

This committee works to develop a needs assessment for items to be purchased and will work together to write grants, track spending, and track field trips.

Meets in Room ?.


3. Technology Committee:

This committee regularly updates the Computer Lab, iPad carts, and the school website. The committee also makes recommendations for software and equipment purchases.  

Meets in the Computer Lab.


4. Assessment and Intervention Committee:

This committee analyzes data and makes recommendations for specific intervention, tracks trends in data, and assists with the organization and scheduling of the afterschool intervention program.

Meets in Room 19.


5. Safety and Positive Behavior Committee:

This committee updates the school-wide safety plan, monitors and replaces materials in the safety bin, and oversees the school-wide positive behavior and attendance incentives.  

Meets in Room 25.


6. School Spirit and Community Engagement Committee:

This committee plans school events such as Theme Thursdays, the holiday program, and school beautification projects.

Meets in Room 5.


Note: Minutes from the Advisory Committees are available in the office. 


Thank You!

Parents play a very active role in our school, and the success of Calahan depends upon continuing this tradition. The highly productive collaboration between parents and educators enables us to provide the best, most enriched education possible. While parents are and will be involved in all levels of decision-making at Calahan, their participation will help to fulfill our promise of an enriched educational experience for all children. At least one elected parent representative will serve on each of the school’s Council and Advisory Committees, including but not limited to budget, by-laws and curriculum, school safety, staff selection, technology, discipline, and professional development.


Thank you for your support!