The Parent Council serves as a collaborative advisory body to the director, and is the primary avenue for parent involvement in planning and operations of Moss Street Children’s Center. Issues that the Parent Council examine include the budget, hiring, grievances, admissions, and fundraising.
Any parent can choose to be an active Parent Council member, and any parent with children enrolled at Moss Street may attend the meetings. The council meets quarterly while the UO is in session. Meeting schedules are posted for parents.
The council elects a parent chairperson and establishes its own operating rules. The Moss Street director is responsible for submitting an executive summary for each meeting, and a representative from the teaching staff also attends.
Free childcare and a meal are provided for all council meetings. We ask, when possible, for parents to sign up ahead of time so enough staffing and food can be arranged for each meeting. A sign-up sheet will be posted at the front desk several days before a meeting.