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The Relationship between a Head Start Governing Body and Policy Council
Mel Gravely
06-June-2016

The Relationship between a Head Start Governing Body and Policy Council

The Head Start Act provides that Head Start agencies must “establish and maintain a formal structure for program governance, for the oversight of quality services for Head Start children and families and for making decisions related to program design and implementation.” This means the formation of both a Governing Body and a Policy Council. Governing…

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How to Recruit, Develop, and Maintain a Strong Head Start Governing Body
Mel Gravely
08-March-2013

How to Recruit, Develop, and Maintain a Strong Head Start Governing Body

“The Board of Directors bears the primary responsibility for your organization to fulfill its obligations to the law, its donors, its staff and volunteers, its clients, and the public at large.” – Principle for Good Governance and Ethical Practice. The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, October 2007. “There is great difference between sitting on a…

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