Guidelines for Exploring Interagency Opportunities
"The most successful parent advisory committees are those with a clear purpose of who is asking for advice, what advice is being sought, and who is committed to hearing and responding to the advice."
B. Schwab, 1992
Name of group:
Requested mission/vision/purpose statements, bylaws, organizational chart, past meeting minutes, reports or other publications, parent or member handbook
(Consider: Is this a good fit with my own sense of vision, mission, and purpose?)
Application or nomination process:
Composition of membership:
Number or percentage of
Length of term:
Informal Formal (i.e. Robert's Rules of Order)
Who determines the agenda?
How do members place items on the agenda?
Who leads the meetings?
Officers are: Appointed Elected
Officers/leadership and their responsibilities:
Is there reimbursement available if needed?
Parent Role Responsibilities
Is there a plan for new members and/or parent orientation?
Parent-member "job description":
Expectation of work outside of regular meeting times:
Type of work:
Estimated Time commitment:
(Consider: Can I realistically fit this commitment into my life right now? Can I make arrangements to attend meetings at the time, place and frequency required?)
Current parent-members I can contact for more information and insights:
Accomplishments of this group:
Meeting Observation Notes
My Action Plan: