Parent, Youth, and Community Advisory Board (PYCAB)

Parent, Youth, and Community Advisory Board (PYCAB)

Whereas the Board of Directors is responsible for external development and high-level governance, the Parent, Youth, and Community Advisory Board (PYCAB) is responsible for incorporating community perspective and priorities into the day-to-day management of the school. We have 8 committees as follows:

High School Transition Team

The purpose of this committee is to design the systems and programs for helping students transition from middle school to high school.

Special Education Committee

The purpose of this committee is to research best practices for supporting special education students in a rigorous high school setting.

Community Outreach Committee

The purpose of this committee is to develop the strategies for finding, engaging and maintaining new families in participating on ODA design process committees.

Facilities Committee

The purpose of this committee is to develop a list of priorities for an educational facility and start looking for buildings that fit this facility description in East Palo Alto / East Menlo Park.

School Culture Committee

The purpose of this committee is to identify educational, social, mental health and spiritual values for the school as well as programs that will bring those values to life in every part of ODA.

Extracurricular Experience Committee

The purpose of this committee is to identify, brainstorm and design desired extracurricular programs along with their projected costs.

Staff / Human Resources Committee

The purpose of this committee is to develop list of criteria for hiring potential teachers and administrators, create job descriptions, and participate in the hiring and staff / volunteer evaluation process.

IT Committee

The purpose of this committee is to identify the software and hardware technologies best suited to the different educational, social, emotional, and extracurricular programs at ODA.

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