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Contribute your ideas to improve Lahaina Intermediate School

By Staff | Dec 24, 2015

Want to play an important role in improving student achievement at Lahaina Intermediate School? Volunteer to serve on LIS’ School Community Council.

Lahaina Intermediate is accepting nominations for one parent and one community member to serve on its School Community Council. Each member will serve for two school years: 2015-16 and 2016-17.

The state Department of Education emphasizes that School Community Councils play a vital role in Hawaii’s education system.

They are part of the leadership structure at each school and enable shared decision-making among principals, teachers, school staff, parents, students and community members to improve student achievement.

These councils are forums for exchanging ideas about how to improve student achievement among the school’s stakeholders. SCC members also help craft the school’s Academic Plan and Financial Plan to establish the goals and programs for the school, factoring available resources.

The SCC is a means to involve the community in the discussion of educational issues and help schools identify and respond to the educational needs of the community.

For residents with a background or interest in education, serving on the council can provide a vehicle through which to express opinions and share ideas.

Parents can stay informed about what is happening at the school, learn about educational research and factors that impact student achievement and become a partner in their child’s education system.

Nomination forms are available at the school office. For more information, call Becky Altier at 662-3965 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 29, 2016.