Policy Council Meeting

    1. Welcome/establish quorum: 11:00–11:05 a.m.


    • Gloria Allen (Chair) - present
    • William Parmer (Vice-Chair) - unexcused
    • LaSha Sullivan (Secretary) - present
    • Iranisha Vazquez - present
    • Casey Woody- excused

    Community Members

    • Marsha Foote - present
    • Chris Finger - absent (unexcused)
    • Ahmad Whitfield - absent (unexcused)

    Quorum? YES

    Staff/BOE Liaison

    • Emily Fisher - present
    • Karissa Schutt- present
    • Cristina Reale- present
    • Jena Fuchs- present
    • Additional presenter – n/a

    2. Approval of minutes*: 11:05–11:10 a.m.

    Motion: Marsha; Second: Iranisha; Vote: All in favor

    3. Director’s Report: 11:10–11:30 a.m.: Karissa

    ACF-ACF-IM-18-01 Father Engagement

    Cristina and Jena gave updates on ongoing work with former Head Start father and his fatherhood program. Upcoming meeting November 20th with more information to follow.

    Annual Report 2017–18*

    Marsha made a comment on the various program offerings highlighted in the report. No questions/comments on the annual report.            

    Motion: Marsha; Second: Iranisha; Vote: All in favor

    Delegate Site Monitoring Updates

    Policy Council will receive monitoring reports at December meeting. May need a separate meeting to figure out next steps to improve the programming at delegate sites as there are ongoing concerns.

    4. Monthly training: 11:35–11:45 a.m.: Jena/Cristina

    Self-assessment and Community Assessment

    Jena gave overview of self-assessment and community assessment and how results of both assessments are used on an ongoing basis to drive programming.

    Committee sign-ups

    Policy Council members were asked to sign up for self-assessment sub-committees.

    5. Budget/Finance: 11:45-11:55: Karissa

    Budget- No budgetary questions.

    6. Parent Engagement Committee: 11:55 a.m.–12 p.m.: Cristina

    Harvest Dinner–Nov. 15

    7. Monthly Report: 12–12:10 p.ml: All

    Questions/discussion- No questions or discussion.

    8. Council Member Updates/Highlights: 12:10–12:20 p.m.: All

    Marsha talked about the County’s ongoing efforts to educate the community on sex trafficking. 

    9. Board of Education Liaison Updates: 12:20–12:30 p.m.: Emily

    Emily shared that the Board of Education is recruiting new members. We can direct anyone interested in serving to Emily. 

    10. Closing*: 12:30 p.m.

    Motion: Marsha; Second: Iranisha; Vote: All in favor

    *indicates vote needed


    • Previous month’s minutes
    • ACF-PI-HS-18-05 Funding Increase
    • Budget
    • Monthly Report