- To facilitate parent, student, and teacher relationships
- To strengthen parent involvement in our children’s education
- To create a community of support for parents, students, and educational staff
Leadership Team Positions
Each position has a two-year commitment term, with elections occurring in May. Nominees must have a child entering his or her second year (or greater) in the program for the coming school year.
The Chairperson is the leader of the Leadership Team, and is the liaison between the CIP PAC and other organizations. This person has the authority to speak for the PAC and act as representative at school and district meetings. The Chairperson also oversees committees.
This position is currently held by Brenda Espelien for a term ending May 2018.
The Vice Chairperson assists the Chairperson with his or her duties and may act as a spokesperson for the PAC. This person oversees the Marketing/Advertising Committee, and may act as representative at PTA meetings.
This position is currently held by Jessica Outhwaite for a term ending May 2017.
The Secretary is responsible for distributing agendas and minutes to parents. This person oversees the Information/Technology Committee and records the minutes of PAC and Leadership Team meetings.
This position is open for nominations until noon on Monday, October 10. Elections will take place during the PAC meeting to be held that day at 6pm. The elected individual will serve the remainder of a term ending May 2017.
The Treasurer is responsible for managing the monthly budget of the PAC, and handles deposits, payments, and documentation of fiscal transactions and account status. The Treasurer also completes end-of-year obligations and oversees the Fundraising Committee.
This position is currently held by Suzanne Kuehl for a term ending May 2018.
This person assists in Leadership Team tasks and oversees the Room Parents Committee.
This position is currently held by Marcus Paden for a term ending May 2018.
Advisors may be parent representatives of each grade and/or each school. This is a non-voting position with respect to the Leadership Team.
In odd-numbered years the following positions will be elected:
- Vice Chair
In even-numbered years, the following positions will be elected:
- Member at Large
Committees will be formed (or already exist) to undertake various initiatives to benefit the CIP. All committees need to be approved by the Leadership Team to determine if the committee is CIP-led or parent-led.
Current and planned committees are as follows:
- Amity Committee
- Events & Recruitment Committee
- Fundraising Committee
- Grant Committee
- Social Media & Advertising Committee
- Study Buddies Committee
Meetings are held in general accordance with Robert's Rules of Order. These rules are intended to provide structure and clarity to procedure, and to help prevent and resolve conflict. Members and the board are encouraged to acquire at least a basic familiarity with this widely-used system.
Leadership Team Meetings
The Leadership Team will meet monthly. After PAC participant input, issues will be raised through a motion by a Leadership Team member. If the motion is seconded, a vote will take place.
All CIP parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, and others with interest in the group may attend monthly meetings, which are usually held at the Madison Elementary media center (library).
Discussion will be limited to topics that require decisions or action to benefit the CIP. Topics requiring decisions will be presented to the Leadership Team for approval. The Chairperson may table discussions after a five-minute warning in the interest of time or when additional information is required. Meeting duration is one hour.
All PAC participants are allowed and encouraged to offer input during discussions. However, the Chair reserves the right to limit the time spent by any individual or group to a reasonable period in the interest of discussion progress.
Respect for all participants is mandatory. The Leadership Team reserves the right to dismiss individuals showing disrespect to others from any PAC meeting.
Current regular meetings relating to the PAC, Madison Elementary, and the district are as follows:
- District (per agenda)
- Strategic Planning Committee