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The faculty council was established at Leland and Gray during the 1989-1990 school year. It was created to improve communication, facilitate discussion of educational issues and school improvement, and as a vehicle for shared decision-making.
In general, the faculty council consists of 4-5 faculty teams, school administration, and the middle and high school student councils. Faculty members meet in teams based on common planning time. If a team is very large, it may split into two teams. Each team determines a regular meeting day and time. A representative of each team meets with the principals and a student council representative on Thursday at 2:45-4pm in B-10.
Consensus is the basis of decision-making, utilizing a protocol for proposals, discussion, arriving at an agreement and taking action. Written proposals for change may be submitted to the representative council by individual teams, the principals, or student council. The faculty council determines the next step for proposals. Proposals may be accepted for team discussion, turned back for clarification, or sent on to administration when appropriate.
In addition, school-wide change efforts can be initiated by any member of the Leland and Gray community, including those who do not work or attend our school. The Proposal for Change form can be found on the school website, which is submitted to the principal. These proposals require initial approval of the principal and the approval of both the Faculty and Student Councils.
Faculty Council meeting minutes are distributed to all school employees each week.