Tuesday, October 13, 2015

School Governance Council - Parent/Guardian Nominations Still Being Accepted - Due Wed, Oct 14th

The Crocker Farm School Governance Council (SGC) is a great way to get involved at Crocker Farm.  The SGC meets regularly with Principal Derek Shea and is comprised of parents/guardians, teachers/staff, and the Principal. The SGC acts as an Advisory Board to the school administration on issues such as school policy, the school budget, and helps with the creation of the annual School Improvement Plan.  Meetings are typically held once a month. Some former SGC members have gone on to serve on the Amherst School Committee. 

There are three parent/guardian vacancies on the SGC this fall.  If you are interested in serving on the School Governance Council, or would like to nominate someone else, please fill out the form below and return it to the Crocker Farm main office or email it to Cathy Aldrich (aldrichca@arps.org) by Wed, Oct 14th, at 3 pm.   The deadline has been extended to Oct 14th from Oct 8th in order to encourage additional nominations.   Parents/guardians can nominate themselves or someone else.   

New parent/guardian representatives to the School Governance Council are typically elected at the Crocker Farm Open House/Curriculum Night, this year scheduled for Thurs, Oct 15th.  Candidate information will be available to the Crocker Farm School community prior to any election. Questions about serving on the School Governance Council or the election process can be directed to Principal Derek Shea (SheaD@arps.org).   Under state statute, a school's parent & teacher association has the responsibility to hold elections to elect new SGC representatives. 

2015/2016 Crocker Farm School Council Nomination Form
Name of Nominee
Phone Number(s)
Child(ren) at Crocker Farm 
Statement of interest (2-3 sentences)  

Please indicate if you are nominating someone other than yourself so we may contact that person to confirm acceptance of the nomination.

This form can also be downloaded here