About

The role and purpose of the Site Council shall be to develop a school improvement process for Gunn.  The process developed by the Site Council shall be a thorough and on-going analysis of the entire school program - all curricular and related parts of the school program - for every student.

The School Site Council annually approves the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), formerly called the School Development Plan.  You can find copies of the previous year's plans and working documents for this year's plan in our School Profile.

Parent Representatives Needed for Site Council 2019-2021!

The Gunn Site Council needs two (2) parent representatives to serve a two-year term, starting next August. Please apply using this form. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 27th, 2019



WHAT DOES SITE COUNCIL DO?

Approximately $23,000 from state and district grants are allocated to Site Council. Funds are used primarily to help support implementation of Gunn’s school improvement plan (WASC) and to subsidize creative new teacher projects. Each spring, project proposals are requested from teachers. During the following spring, representatives from Site Council evaluate the effectiveness of funded projects. Site Council is a place where efforts, challenges and successes are shared with student, staff and parent representatives throughout the year.

WHO CAN SERVE?

Any Gunn parent who wants to work on policy development and financial decision-making in a cooperative setting with 4 faculty, 3 staff, 3 other parents and 4 students. Each representative serves a 2-year term. A maximum of 4 consecutive years (2 terms in a row). Thus, two of the four parents on Site Council are up for re-election or replacement each year. (YOUR CHILD MUST BE A SOPHOMORE, FRESHMAN OR 8TH GRADER THIS YEAR IN ORDER FOR YOU TO SERVE.)



WHEN DO WE MEET?

Site Council representatives meet once a month from 4–6 pm in the Gunn Staff Lounge. A sub-group meets for a planning meeting once a month during lunch.



WHAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE NEEDED?

You must have a child enrolled at Gunn High School, possess some financial and/or policy decision-making abilities, and be able to attend meetings at least once a month. No, you do not need to be a CPA or CEO -- just genuinely interested in taking time to learn how Gunn operates, and a desire to improve life and learning for Gunn students and staff.



HOW DO YOU APPLY?

Complete this online application form by Wednesday, March 27th 2019. Alternatively, copy, complete, and email the online form and email to melderon@pausd.org, fax to 493-7801, or mail to Gunn High School.



A list of candidates will be posted around April 9th 2019 and members will be chosen by ballot. Additional information regarding the ballot will be posted in April.

 

Parent Representatives Elected to Site Council 2018 - 2020

Glynn Edwards and Mudita Jain were the top two vote recipients and have been elected to a 2-year term (2018-2020) on the Gunn Site Council. They join Jane Dick and Liz Milner representing Gunn parents on Site Council for 2018-2020. Jade Chao is the Site Council Parent Alternate for 2018-19. The parent alternate serves on Site Council for one year in case one of the four parents must leave his/her position before his/her term is up, or if one of them cannot attend a meeting.

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2018-2019 Site Council Meetings Materials
DATE/TIME LOCATION ACTIVITY AGENDA MINUTES MATERIALS
           

9/10/18

4:00-6:00 PM

Gunn Staff Lounge - Gunn Staff Lounge
- Introduction of new members
- Approval of meeting dates
- School Improvement
- WASC Goals
Agenda 9/10/18 Minutes 9/10/18

- WASC Goals
- WASC Action Plan

10/8/18

4:00-6:00 PM

Gunn Staff Lounge

- Open Forum
- Review of grants funded
- Budget overview
- Topics for the year
- Reports

Agenda 10/8/18 Minutes 10/8/18  

11/5/18

7:00-8:30 PM

Gunn Staff Lounge

- Open Forum

- Discussion of ways to solicit feedback from the community

- Grant Recipient Presentations

- WASC Action Plan with Metrics Review

- Constituency Representatives Report

- Identify topics for future meetings

Agenda 11/5/18 Minutes 11/5/18  
1/14/19
4:00-6:00 PM
Gunn Staff Lounge

- Open Forum

- Feedback from Data night

- Finalize Grant Application Form

- Discussion of evaluation of awarded Grants

- Constituency Representatives Report

Agenda 1/14/19 Minutes 1/14/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/04/19
4:00-6:00 PM
Gunn Staff Lounge

- Open Forum

- Feedback from Data night

- Finalize Grant Application Form

- Presentation of 2018-19 awarded grant projects

- SELF TOSAs update on SELF

- Constituency Representatives Report

Agenda 2/04/19  

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/04/19
4:00-6:00 PM
Gunn Staff Lounge

- Open Forum

- Review and Approval of February minutes

- Grant Applicant Presentations and Q&A:
     + Life Prep Academy (Linda Kirsch)
     + Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software (Ed Corpuz)
     + Digital Art Program (DAP) Foundation (Deanna Messinger)
     + Live Aquarium (Gloria Xia/Niti Schworetzky)

- Standards-Based Grading Update

- Site Council Elections preparations

- Updates/Round Table

Agenda 3/04/2019    

 

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2018-2019 Site Council Representative Roster
NAME ROLE CONTACT
Arunim Agarwal Student aa36132@pausd.us
Adriana Aro Teacher aaro@pausd.org
Olga Celis Academic Technology ocelis@pausd.org
Jane Dick Parent jane@dick.org
Glynn Edwards Parent glynnedw@gmail.com
Kristina Granlund Teacher kgranlund@pausd.org
Yuki Hikida Teacher yhikida@pausd.org
Mudita Jain Parent mudita@gmail.com
Derek Johanson Counselor djohanson@pausd.org
Kathleen Laurence Principal klaurence@pausd.org
Joshua Little Teacher jlittle@pausd.org
Kathy Liu Student kl33298@pausd.us
Liz Milner Parent lizmilner@gmail.com
Hannah Suh Student hs32146@pausd.us
Christina Woznicki Teacher cwoznicki@pausd.org

* Jade Chao is Parent Alternate for 2018-19 on the Site Council

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Site Council By Laws
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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, 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 during the Spring 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: WHICH PARENTS CAN SERVE ON SITE COUNCIL?

A: Any Gunn parent who wants to work on policy development and financial decision-making in a cooperative setting with 4 faculty, 3 staff, 3 other parents and 4 students. Each representative serves a2-year term. A maximum of 4 consecutive years (2 terms in a row). Thus, two of the four parents on Site Council are up fore re-election or replacement each year. (Your child must be a sophomore, Freshman or 8th grader this year in order for you to serve.)

Q: WHEN ARE MEETINGS?

A: Site Council representatives meet once a month from 4–6 pm in the Gunn Staff Lounge. There will be at least one evening meeting each year. A sub-group meets for a planning meeting once a month during lunch.

Q: WHAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE NEEDED?

A: You must have a child enrolled at Gunn High School, possess some financial and/or policy decision-making abilitiies, and be able to attend meetings at least once a onth. No, you do not need to be a CPA or CEO – just genuinely interested in taking time to learn how Gunn operates, and a desire to improve life and learning for Gunn students and staff.

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.