FAQs

 

Q: WHAT DOES THE SITE COUNCIL DO?

A: The Site Council is one of four advisory groups to the principal, including the Instructional Supervisors, the student SEC, and the PTSA. Site Council works closely with the administration and staff on several projects, including input into the development and site approval of Gunn’s School Plan, approval of the Safe School Plan, and participation in and acceptance of the WASC self-study report.

We have the pleasure of allocating funds to worthy pilot programs and student support projects that support at least one of the WASC goals. For the 2017-18 school year, the Site Council received $23,000.00 to fund worthy projects including for Library Funds, $1028 for Screencasting software to introduce more differentiated instruction in the Math Dept., additional LabQuest2 hardware for the Science Department's Physics inquiry-based labs, and financial support for PLC team leadership.

Q: WHAT ROLE DO PARENTS PLAY ON SITE COUNCIL?

A: Two of the four parent representatives on Site Council are elected every two years by general ballot to represent the concerns of Gunn students’ parents. Last spring, Jane Dick and Liz Milner were elected for a two year term beginning September 2017. Ani Gnanalingam and Jen Schultz will conclude a very productive term of office this year on the Council. A call for parent representatives will be issued on the Site Council Website in March 2018 and in the Gunn Connection. Only parents of current Gunn students may vote. The election results will be announced May 2018 in the Gunn Connection.

Q: HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SITE COUNCIL?

A:  Site Council’s meeting schedule may be found on the Site Council Website and is posted in the Gunn Connection. The agenda for each meeting is publicized 72 hours prior to a meeting on the Main Office bulletin board, on the Site Council Website and in the Gunn Connection. Members of the public are welcome to attend with individual comments limited to 5 minutes per speaker at the beginning of each meeting. Topics may be pursued at the Council’s discretion. For more information on Site Council, contact Gunn Principal Kathleen Laurence's Assistant at 650.354.8200 x 5233.