When they met this week, members of Lansing Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 membership of school site councils.

When they met this week, members of Lansing Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 membership of school site councils.

“Each building has their own site council,” Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam said.

He said schools in Kansas have been required to have site councils for many years.

Stufflebeam said site councils serve as advisory boards for the schools and work primarily with principals. Site councils are made up of parents and other community representatives.

He said the site councils serve as a good way of obtaining input from stakeholders in the community.

Board members approved the site councils for Lansing Elementary School, Lansing Intermediate School, Lansing Middle School and Lansing High School on Monday as part of a consent agenda.

Stufflebeam said one person from each site council will be selected to serve on a district site council. He said a district site council is now required as part of a new state accreditation system.

Stufflebeam said board members also will be completing self evaluations.

“This is something that a lot of school districts do,” he said. “It’s actually a board policy to do this.”

But Stufflebeam said Lansing board members have not completed a self evaluation since he joined the district in 2016.

Board members will complete their self evaluations using a tool prepared by the Kansas Association of School Boards.

Information from the self evaluations will be compiled by the board president. And board members will discuss the information during a meeting in October.

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