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Scottsdale Parent Council (SPC) has been a valued organization working alongside, yet autonomously from, Scottsdale Unified School District since 1977. SPC was formed to advocate for the educational needs of all students in our large and diverse district. We are a nonpartisan, nonsectarian Arizona nonprofit corporation.
SPC is the parent voice in SUSD. SPC consists of representatives from each SUSD school, SUSD parents and other SUSD stakeholders. While SUSD does not sponsor or endorse SPC, it does work with us to ensure parents are heard and problems can be solved.
As a non-policy making organization, the Scottsdale Parent
Our purpose is to promote communication and collaborative relationships between the parents, district administration and staff, to support and to advocate for the highest quality of education for all students attending public school managed and governed by Scottsdale Unified School District.
WE ARE THE PARENT VOICE. THIS IS HOW WE DO IT.
Committees are the operating system of SPC. SPC Representatives, along with he Executive Board and Executive Committee, vote on matters brought to them by committee chairpeople. Committee membership is open to all members.
We believe committees are the most effective and inclusive way to gage the voice of stakeholders in our large and diverse district. Committees involve members in the development and delivery of services, represent member opinion in decision-making, and help serve member needs through interaction -- for the issues that matter most to them. Committees give the opportunity for group problem-solving and can be a forum for presenting multiple points of view. For these reasons, committee effectiveness is critical to SPC’s mission.
SPC Committees are carefully planned and constructed to have a balanced representation of members, a clearly defined mission or objective and work plan, a dedicated chair, and support from the entire organization.
In order to be a member of a committee, you must complete the general membership form.
Volunteer for the Nominating Committee (it's easy)
Meeting dates, agendas & minutes
Revised Bylaws Adopted September 5, 2018
SPC Code of Ethics
SPC Conflict of Interest
SUSD Wellness Committee Members
SPC is not an IRS designated 501(c)(3). Our goal is to apply for 501(c)(3) status before August 1, 2019. We are asking for donations to cover our operating expenses and the filing fees. Please see our meeting minutes for the Treasurer's Reports.
2018/2019 SPC Executive Board Members & Chairpersons
Karen Gifford, Pueblo
President & Chair of Prevention & Wellness, Gifted & Family and Staff Partnerships and Gifted Committees
Nikki Territo, Pueblo & Mohave
President & Chair of Curriculum Committee
Lara Palles, Laguna
Treasurer & Chair of Communications Committee
Lisa Kanarish, Sequoya
Treasurer & Chair of Legislation
Brehan King, Anasazi
Secretary & Chair of Membership & Outreach
Calvin Lowrie, Mohave & Saguaro
VP & Chair of Emergency Preparedness
Jan Voelkel, Chaparral
VP & Chair of Excellence & Inclusion Committees
Susan Hughes, Desert Canyon & Saguaro
VP & Chair of Excellence & Inclusion
Wendy Clifford, Chaparral
VP & Chair of Exceptional Student Services