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
- to serve as a reliable ongoing communication network within the Scottsdale Uniified School District with representation from all levels and stakeholders, including individual parent-teacher organizations, parents/guardians, building-level faculty and staff, the School Board, and building- and District-level administrators;
- to provide resources and support to all parent and school organizations, with the intention that the Scottsdale Unified School District and the communities it serves are sustained by a strong, vibrant, informed, and diverse body of parent and community volunteers;
- and to facilitate forums for discussing District-wide academic and extra-curricular initiatives and assisting in disseminating factual information regarding educational and extra-curricular programs to help facilitate the continued growth and advancement of all SUSD students.
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.