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How to Get Involved

Ways to Become Involved in Your Child’s Education
at Vandalia Elementary School

Become a member of these committees:

School Site Council: Five parents and five staff members
Duties: Meet five times a year

  1. Assess the needs of the school program related to the need of the students.
  2. Agree on a comprehensive plan designed to improve the effectiveness of the school program following the latest state and federally mandated plan format.
  3. Review and agree on the system to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
  4. Annually review the effectiveness of the program and develop appropriate revisions in the plan of activities.

English Language Acquisition Committee (ELAC)
Parents of second language learners meet 4 times a year

  1. Assess the needs of the ELD programs.
  2. Information on how the program is doing.
  3. State mandated reports
  4. Explanation of the CELDT test
  5. Guest Speakers from the community: Health care/ Higher Education/Adult School-English Course offered/Gangs/Parent strategies to help their children in school

P.T.O. – Parent and Teacher Organization
Vandalia does not have an active P.T.O. committee. We encourage parents to contact school administration if they are interested in forming this group. Having a Parent Teacher Organization assists with school activities which have a positive impact on the learning environment for all students. The group may plan activities and conduct fundraisers to purchase field trips, guest speakers/assemblies, and enrichment items that cannot be purchased with restricted State and Federal money.