The Juneau Board of Education believes
that "the process of adopting and implementing educational policies
should be shared with those who are most directly affected by those
policies, i.e., the students, parents, citizens, support staff, teachers
and administration of each school community. To foster and educational
climate that is more conducive to student learning and academic success,
to encourage creative, local, approaches to problem-solving, to provide
parents and communities with the means to have a more effective voice
in the education of their children (and to bear greater responsibility
for educational success), the Board of Education established a process
of decentralized school governance known as site-based decision making."
(Board Policy 8140)
In order to implement this policy the
Board directed the Superintendent to establish site councils at each
school that broadly represents the school community.
Sayéik Gastineau Site
Council meets from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each
month in the Gastineau Elementary School Library.