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Policy Council

The Policy Council is an elected group of parents and community members who work with the program administration to ensure all programs are high quality and supportive of families. The group is comprised of representatives from each child development site and program option. Each home base class also has one representative. Policy Council members meet monthly to discuss program issues, review goals, approve grants and budgets and make recommendations for improving services. By-laws indicate how participation takes place and how representatives are elected. Policy Council meetings are open to all parents however only elected representatives may vote. Policy Council information is then shared by each representative at their next class meeting. Policy Council meetings are public meetings. The meetings are run according to guidelines described in Roberts Rules of Order and the Ralph M. Brown Act law. The Policy Council is a “governing body” within the Head Start and Early Head Start Program because it was “created by state or federal law”. As a public agency, these programs must conduct these meetings following the Brown Act.

If you would like a copy of the complete Policy Council meeting packet, please contact the Child Development Office at 530-295-2322.

Notices: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, for those requiring special assistance to access public meeting rooms or to otherwise participate at a public meeting conducted by the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), please contact Kathy Daniels at 530.295.2205, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting you wish to attend so that every reasonable effort to accommodate you, including requests for auxiliary aids or services, can be made. Meeting documents are provided online at here. If you require documents being discussed at a public meeting be made accessible, please contact Veronica Arechiga de Lopez 530.295.2322, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. EDCOE strives to provide a fragrance free work environment.  For the comfort of all participants, attendees are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne and other fragrances.