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 current 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. A list of meeting dates, agendas, and minutes is provided below.

    2023-24 USD 497 District Site Council Membership (apply here)

    2023-24 USD 497 District Site Council Meeting Dates/Agendas/Minutes

    All meetings take place from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at the Educational Support Center, 110 McDonald Drive

    • Thursday, October 5 - Agenda/Minutes
    • Thursday, November 9 - Agenda/Minutes (Portrait of a Graduate)
    • Monday, December 4 - Agenda/Minutes
    • Thursday, January 19 - Agenda/Minutes
    • Thursday, March 28 - Agenda/Minutes

History - Past Members and Meeting Minutes