As part of the federal Head Start Program Performance Standards, each Head Start program is required to establish and maintain a Policy Council. These representatives are responsible for the direction of the Head Start program at the agency level.
Policy Council members consist of parents of currently enrolled children or past Head Start children and interested community members. Policy Council acts as a link between those people making and carrying out decisions and the families Head Start and Early Head Start serves.
Policy Council works in partnership with Luzerne County Head Start’s leadership team and the Board of Directors to develop, review, and approve policies, strategic planning and all other business-oriented activities.