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    Superintendent's Parent/Guardian Advisory Council

    The Superintendent’s Parent/Guardian Advisory Council gives parents a stronger voice in decisions that impact our students. The committee will aid the superintendent and the district in making well-informed decisions that help WS/FCS become the best place for students to learn. The goal of the committee is to make sure that council members represent the diverse cultures, languages, and needs of WS/FCS students.
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    Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

    Members of the Superintendent’s Student Council will use their communication and leadership skills to:

    • Discuss topics of interest that affect students throughout Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
    • Strengthen students’ advocacy to promote positive change within schools and across the district
    • Serve as liaisons between their schools and the central office
    • Encourage student voices by addressing issues, sharing perspectives, and providing feedback
    • Develop projects that will enhance a school's culture and learning environment
    • Increase student involvement in district initiatives and programs
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    Teacher Advisory Council

    The Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) serves as a forum for communication between school system administration and other professional personnel. The Council also serves as a sounding board for problems, questions, and suggestions related to school programs and activities. It provides an opportunity for administrators and teachers to discuss critical educational issues and concerns, to research and answer questions about school operations, and to inform all professional personnel of changes in school board policies and administrative regulations. Although the Council may suggest ways to improve education in the school system, it is not a policy-making body. The Council is designed to address issues of system-wide concern rather than issues unique to a single school.
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    Classified Advisory Council

    The purpose of the Classified Advisory Council is to serve as a communication vehicle between classified employees and the school system administration:

    • To offer feedback and recommend improvement on issues that directly impact working conditions of classified employees
    • To exchange ideas and experiences and obtain expert advice concerning work conditions of classified employees
    • To represent all classified employees in creating a better workplace
    • To work for improvement in school board policies relating to classified employees
    • To encourage and promote professional development

    AIG Advistory Committee

    The AIG Advisory Committee will

    • Act as advisory council to the WS/FCS AIG department
    • Collaborate with the Superintendent, Instructional Services, other Central Office departments, schools, families, and community members to provide input to WS/FCS on the AIG program
    • Annually review the local AIG plan to monitor progress in meeting plan practices. Submit any recommended changes to the Superintendent and BOE for review and approval prior to submission to the State BOE
    • Serve as a liaison to the public by encouraging a collaborative relationship between families, school/district staff and the community by communicating progress towards meeting the district’s AIG Plan standards and practices.

    Equity Advisory Council

    The WS/FCS Equity Advisory Council will:

    • Act as advisory committee to WS/FCS Office of Equity
    • Collaborate with the Superintendent and district department leaders to provide input, advice, and/or feedback to WS/FCS on equity-related initiatives and issues
    • Annually review annual goals and priorities, local plans, including any revisions, and provide input into the development of equity reports and updates
    • Serve as a liaison to the public by encouraging a collaborative relationship between school/district staff and the community and by communicating the committee’s recommendations and progress towards meeting Strategic Plan goals.

    Facilities Advisory Council

    The WS/FCS Facilities Advisory Council will:

    • Act as advisory committee to the Superintendent and members of the Operations Department
    • Possess no independent authority to take action on behalf of the Board
    • Collaborate with the Superintendent and aforementioned groups to provide input to WS/FCS on equity-related issues as it pertains to capital and construction projects
    • Review goals and priorities for the renovation and/or construction of capital projects
    • Serve as a liaison to the public by encouraging a collaborative relationship between school/district staff and the community and by communicating the committee’s recommendations and progress towards meeting Strategic Plan goals.

    Wellness Committee

    The WS/FCS Committee shall serve the following purposes:

    • Establish and maintain standards for foods and beverages made available to students by WS/FCS on each school campus during the school day
    • Establish and maintain goals for student nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness
    • Develop guidance and serve as a resource for school sites for WS/FCS Wellness Policy implementation
    • Establish a plan for monitoring, measuring, and evaluating WS/FCS Wellness Policy implementation, including but not limited to, an annual report to the Board of Education
    • Review and evaluate the Wellness policy standards and implementation
    • Recommend all policy related standards for final approval and report findings of policy implementation evaluation to the Board of Education