2 Make a Difference at Your School! 

     School Governance Councils

    The rewards of serving on a School Governance Council can be great. Council members bring their unique experiences and beliefs to the table. The work that they do can influence the lives of children, even after they no longer serve on the council.

     What is a School Governance Council?

    School Governance Councils are an opportunity for Connecticut schools to become centers of excellence that prepare all students for success. They represent the many interests of the families and staff that make up your school's community. This is important because research has shown that:

     Partnerships among families, school and community members can make a powerful contribution to greater student success.

    • No matter what their income or background, students with involved families tend to have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and higher rates of homework completion.

     What does the School Governance Council Do?

    The School Governance Council serves as an important role to the school administrator by:

     Bringing together parents, school staff, students and community leaders to work together to  improve student achievement and

     Assisting the school administration in decisions impacting students' education in areas such as:

      • Analyze  data  and school needs;
      • Review the school's  resources;  and
      • Advise the principal in making programmatic and operational changes.

     What does it require to be on the School Governance Council?

    Serving as a council member will require time, energy and a willingness to listen. Members should:

    • Put children first;
    • Be a team player; and
    • Be willing to learn.
    Below you will find some links with more information about the
    School Governance Council:

    MCM School Governance Council

     2019-2020 Meeting Dates

    (Mondays from 3:15-5:00 in the Rm 104)

     September 9th, October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd, January 13th,

    February 3rd, March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, June 1st. 



    Agendas and Minutes from the School Governance Council Meetings

    can be found below... 



    School Governance Council


     Multicultural Magnet School




    Elected Staff Members:  

    1. Cornia Starn

    2. Leslie Trudell    

    3. Ester Werneck de Almeida 

    4. Sue Vilanova


    Elected Parents: 

    1. Marlin Borjas 

    2 Sylvia Roszkowski 




    Community Members (if already appointed/decided upon by the council)

    1. Sherlene Rodriguez (Food Corps) 


    Agendas and Minutes from the School Governance Council Meetings      



  • School Governance Council Election Timeline 2018-2019

    Nominations (Nomination Period)- Oct 5th-16th

    Campaigning & Elections-October 19th-23rd 

    Last Date to hold elections- October 23rd 

    Announce Membership- October 30th