The Policy Council is part of the shared governance team that includes the Board of Directors, program staff, community members, and Parent Committee members. Together the team plans, and makes decision to achieve positive outcomes for children and families. Policy Council assists program staff in developing plans, policies and procedures to meet Head Start Performance Standards and address needs in the community. Policy Council members participate on the School Readiness Team, Health Services Advisory Committee, and the SelfAssessment Team. The election of officers for Policy Council is held annually in October.