Advisory Council

Saint Anthony Park Elementary Advisory Council

The Advisory Council brings together school staff members, parents/guardians, and community members to support site-based decision making and increase academic outcomes for all students.  St Anthony Park Elementary values parents/guardians and other community members as active partners in supporting the success of our students. Participating in the Advisory Council is a way that parents/guardians and community members can learn what is happening in their school and influence decisions by reviewing funding, policies, practices and programs.

Advisory Council values the perspectives of all parents/guardians and works to ensure a diversity of ideas and input. We believe that by working together we can build a strong community that supports the academic achievement of all our students. This is done by: 

  • Hosting monthly meetings where parents/guardians can learn what is going on “behind the scenes” from the school principal.
  • Providing advice and feedback to the principal on school decisions.
  • Assisting with the dissemination of information on school and district-wide issues and happenings, such as the budget, enrollment, and referendums.
  • Actively seeking a variety of perspectives to ensure that the school is addressing the needs of students from different communities and backgrounds. 
  • Hosting information and feedback sessions on important school topics.
  • Assisting with other events that provide information or promote the school, such as the SPPS Parent Information Fair. 

Although Advisory Council members generally attend meetings regularly so as to have a broader perspective, visitors are welcome to attend meetings. Advisory Council meets the second Tuesday of each month 5-6pm. If you would like to propose an agenda item, please contact Principal, Dr. Duke, 24 hours ahead of time.

Advisory Council members serve as a sounding board for Dr Duke as well as a resource for other members of the school community.  Are you looking for more in-depth information or to address an issue of interest? Please feel free to approach us for information, ask questions or attend a meeting to raise a concern. Advisory Council representative is Annie Hanson.