District Site Council

  • Since 1992 Kansas statutes have required every school seeking accreditation to have a building site council.  Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) regulations require every school system seeking accreditation to have a district site council that participates in the system's accreditation process. Representing the district's parents, community, and business/industry, the District Site Council provides input during every step of the growth process. The District Site Council reviews and provides input/feedback on the work of district leadership regarding goal selection, action plan development, evidence/data, and analysis of academic, social/emotional and behavioral growth.
    District Site Councils are made up primarily of non-employees of the district. The following groups make up the site council:
    Board of Education (2)
    Students (2)
    Parents (3)
    Community Members/Partners (5)
    Business/Industry (4)
    Staff (3)
    District Administration (2)
    This group meets quarterly at USD 497's Educational Support Center, 110 McDonald Drive. 

    2024-25 USD 497 District Site Council Membership Application