Head Start Policy Council

The Head Start Pre-K3 Policy Council is a parent and community lead advisory board that provides guidance to the AISD Head Start Pre-K3 programs regarding:

  • Parent involvement and activities
  • Head Start program recruitment, selection, and enrollment priorities.
  • Budget planning for program expenditures, including policies for reimbursement and participation in policy council activities.
  • Bylaws for the operation of the policy council.
  • Procedures for how members of the policy council of the Head Start agency will be elected.

More information regarding the policy council roles and responsibilities can be found in Section 642 (c)(2)(D) of the Head Start Act and in the Head Start Performance Standards.

The Austin ISD Head Start Policy Council is made up of parent representative(s) (parents/guardians of a child enrolled in Austin ISD Head Start) from each school that houses an AISD Head Start program as well 3-5 community members at any time. At this time, there are no vacant parent or community member positions on the Austin ISD Head Start Policy Council.