Come join us as a Policy Council Representative and celebrate the many contributions parents make.  Being a Policy Council Representative gives parents an opportunity to have a meaningful voice in their child’s day to day Head Start life.  



CESA#11 Head Start offers many opportunities for families to be involved in their child’s education. Families can volunteer in the classroom, participate in parent committee meetings, work on projects outside of the school day, or become involved in program leadership through participation on Policy Council.  


Policy Council members have a meaningful voice in the overall operation of the Head Start program. The membership is responsible for:

  • Approval of program design

  • Grant approvals

  • Approval of the program budget

  • Advice on budget issues

  • Approve and update program Written Plans

  • Approval of hiring and separations

  • Participation on hiring teams

  • Public relations.

2020-2021 Executive Committee

Chairperson -Anita Johnson

Vice Chairperson - Stacie Thompson

Secretary - Angela Stinski

Assistant Secretary - Kathryn Koniar

Sergeant at Arms - Brooke Hanson

WHSA Representatives - Amanda Camen 


Policy Council Goals


PC Approved:  February 11, 2016


The Policy Council will:

1.     Provide the Head Start Program with guidance and support in operating an effective program in accordance with Federal Regulations, Community Needs and the Program’s Strategic Planning Process.

2.     Provide up-to-date and timely information to keep centers, parents and the program well informed

3.  Maintain at least 75% active representation of Head Start centers at every Policy Council meeting.

4.  Develop and support in-kind contributions to meet the program’s required Federal Match.

5.  Continue to develop and expand networking opportunities among Head Start parents.

6.  Keep Federal and State Representatives informed, involved and interested in the needs of Head Start children and families and the program.

7.  Provide opportunities for Policy Council members to participate in the hiring process, self assessment, program committees and mission teams.


May 13, 2021

The Policy Council will meet via Zoom Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 4:30 pm.


April 8, 2021

The Policy Council will meet via Zoom Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 4:30 pm.


March 11, 2021

The Policy Council will meet via Zoom Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm.


February 11, 2021

The Policy Council will meet via Zoom Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm.


January 14, 2021

The Policy Council will meet via Zoom Thursday January 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm.


December 10, 2020

November 12, 2020

Policy Council Meetings


Oct 08, 2020

Sep 10, 2020

Aug 06, 2020

Jun 11, 2020

Approved Minutes

May 14, 2020

Apr 16, 2020

Mar 12, 2020

Jan 09, 2020

Dec 12, 2019

CANCELLED due to weather

Nov 21, 2019

Oct 10, 2019

Sep 12, 2019

Aug 08, 2019

Jun 13, 2019

May 09, 2019

Apr 11, 2019

CANCELED due to weather

Mar 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019

Jan 10, 2019

Dec 13, 2019

Nov 08, 2018

Oct 11, 2018

Sep 13, 2018

Aug 09, 2018

Jun 14, 2018

May 10, 2018

Apr 12, 2018

Mar 08, 2018

Feb 08, 2018

Jan 11, 2018

regular meeting canceled. Special Executive meeting via teleconference at 5:00 pm.

Dec 14, 2017

Nov 09, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

Sep 14, 2017

Aug 10, 2017

No July Policy Council meetings

Jun 08, 2017

May 11, 2017

Apr 13, 2017

Mar 09, 2017

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Feb 09, 2017

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Jan 12, 2017

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Dec 08, 2016

5:30 - 7:30 pm

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