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Description of DCSCO Board Positions

The board represents the school community and it's main mission is to support
and ensure the success of all Don Callejon School students and staff.


The board closely collaborates with the school administration and staff
in a kind, supportive, and constructive manner.


President - Serves as the key contact of DCSCO for the community and school administration, presides over all DCSCO meetings, directs and ensures that key objectives are met.

Suggested Qualifications: Ability to lead in a kind, supportive, and constructive manner with strong diplomatic and communication skills. Able to be a team player and delegate as needed. Previous experience in a leadership role is a plus, but not required.


Vice-President - Act as an aide to the President, performs the duties of the President in the absence or inability of that officer to perform, promotes and maintains volunteers, programs, and committees, and encourages community participation. Maintains and updates the process and policies manual for all executive board members.

Suggested Qualifications: Ability to lead in a kind, supportive, and constructive manner with strong diplomatic and communication skills. Strong organizational and operations background, particularly volunteer organization and development. People-oriented skills is a plus.


Finance Director - Responsible for all organization funds, maintains and files all required tax forms, prepares the annual budget, records all financial transactions, and verifies all expenditures following the organization guidelines.

Suggested Qualifications: Strong finance and budget accounting skills with an eye for detail and an ability to oversee strict budgetary measures. Experience in non-profit finance is a plus, but not required.


Communications Director - Keeps the minutes of all meetings, manages communication channels (email, Facebook, website, flyers, newsletters), manages and tracks the membership, and keeps the community informed of all ongoing activities and programs.

Suggested Qualifications: Organized and detail oriented with strong skills in mass communications, messaging, and cohesive communication campaigns. Media experience is a plus, but not required.


Fundraising Director - Plans fundraising events, oversees programs and events such as the direct donation campaign, eScrip, Walkathon, and Spring Fling.

Suggested Qualifications: Strong organizational and deadline driven skills with a flair for fun and excitement. Must be creative and persistent, but understanding of the role of the organization as a financial support for student enrichment programs. Experience leading medium to large scale fundraising events is a plus.


Advisory/Nominating Committee Member (3 positions) - The purpose of the committee is to adjudicate on all matters of misdemeanor, breach of the bylaws or any other serious offence by any member, and shall recommend appropriate action as necessary. The advisory committee serves as part of the nominating committee two months prior to the annual election and recommends a slate of candidates to the membership. *Must be a former DCSCO executive board member in good standing.

Advisory Committee

The purpose of the committee is to adjudicate on all matters of misdemeanor, breach of the bylaws or any other serious offence by any member, and shall recommend appropriate action as may be necessary. The members of the advisory committee, therefore, have a tremendous influence on the future of the organization and should be selected carefully. Serving on the advisory committee is an honor and a privilege. This committee is the organization’s most influential internal body, and because it deals with sensitive issues, deliberations of this committee are kept confidential.

Advisory committee members should have a broad acquaintance with the membership and an understanding of the organization’s functions and its purposes.

  • Advisory committee members must be former DCSCO executive board members.
  • Advisory committee members may volunteer at any time after they have completed their term in a DCSCO executive board position.
  • Advisory committee members are elected as a slate during the yearly DCSCO election.
  • The committee shall report its findings to the executive board which shall make its findings known to the affected person/persons with the necessary discipline.
  • In a case where the entire executive board resigns, the advisory committee shall serve as officers for the unexpired terms of the resigning executive board. Positions (president, vice president, finance director) shall be determined by a majority vote of the advisory committee.
  • The advisory committee serves as part of the nominating committee two months prior to the annual election.

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee should comprise of the three members of the advisory committee, the principal of the school or designated representative, and one teacher representative. The purpose of the nominating committee is to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the organization.

  • Nominations for office shall be made by a nominating committee which shall be elected by the organization at the end of the each year.
  • The nominating committee shall be elected at least 12 months prior to the annual election meeting. The committee shall serve until the annual election meeting.
  • The nominating committee shall be composed of three (3) members, all of whom shall be members of this organization. The principal of the school, or a faculty representative appointed by the principal, if not an elected member of the committee, shall serve in an advisory capacity. The committee shall elect it’s own chairman.
  • Immediately upon its election the parliamentarian shall meet with the nominating committee to set the date of its first meeting.
  • The report of the nominating committee shall be submitted to the membership at least ten (14) days prior to the annual election meeting. At the annual election meeting in May during the school’s Open House. Additional nominations must be called for from the floor.


The Role of

DCSCO as a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)

The objectives of DCSCO are to:

·    Establish and maintain a constructive and supportive working relationship among parents, school and community.

·    Support school improvement teams and promote the finest education possible for the students at Don Callejon School.

·    Expand technology and supplement equipment and supplies as needed or requested by the school and/or administration.

·    Collaborate with the school and administration to increase student safety and security.

·    Develop programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum with key feedback
     or requests from the school staff and/or administration.

·    Enhance the quality of education by raising funds for school supplies or programs that fall outside the school budget.


DCSCO DOESDCSCO does NOT

• Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities of the school

• Run or disrupt the school
• Encourage parents’ involvement in their individual children’s lives, education, class, and school through kind and supportive communication
• Force parents to participate in DCSCO and/or school activities or promote/allow negative or malicious commentary
• Provide constructive and supportive feedback and suggestions for school programs and facilities
• Set policy regarding school programs or facilities
• Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum in close collaboration with teachers and staff
• Define the school’s curriculum
• Encourage/fund the increased exposure of students to technology• Dictate the technology platforms and/or software used by the school
• Provide constructive and supportive feedback/assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues• Define or interfere with  the school’s security program and school and district policies
• Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget after collaborating with the school staff
• Control the school’s budget
• Support the educational goals of the school and assist with attaining those goals through parent and community volunteerism• Set the educational goals, testing requirements, or compliance factors
• Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer efforts to staff DCSCO functions and assist with school programs• Have jurisdiction or authority over school staff, teachers, and other employees
• Stay aware of legislation and political issues that may impact education and schools• Endorse a particular political candidate or commercial concern
• A LOT ! ! !• DO EVERYTHING ! ! !

DCSCO is organized exclusively for the charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.


  • Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs