School Community Councils are forums for exchanging ideas about how to improve student achievement among the school’s stakeholders: principals, teachers, school staff, parents, students, and community members.
Aiea High School's current council members are: Principal David Tanuvasa, Vice Principal Jhameel Meyer, Vice Principal Sherri-Lee Tallman, Teachers: Ken Kang (Chairman) and Gina Ramson, Staff: Leona Kaapuni & Sarah Hancok (Secretary), Parents: Inga Mogote (Vice Chairman) & Sean Okamoto, Students: Taylor Kim, Christy-Anne Villanueva, Community Members: Chris Taiese & Pylin Kealoha.
School Community Councils are forums for open discussion and problem-solving related to student achievement. Recent research suggests that when done well, this process contributes to improved school culture and a strong professional community of educators. In addition, effective decision making supports improved classroom practice and student learning. These results indicate that democratic structures like School Community Councils are integral to school and student success.