Ravalli Head Start, Inc. Policy Council consists of 17 voting members. Eleven of these members are parent representatives elected by parents in Ravalli Head Start, Inc. Parents are elected to represent each program option and location. Two of the members are community representatives from Missoula County and four are community representatives from Ravalli County.
The Policy Council approves plans, goals, and policies for the Missoula and Ravalli Early Head Starts and Ravalli Head Start programs. The Policy Council must also conduct an annual evaluation of all three programs. Policy Council Member elections are held in October each year.
Board of Directors
Ravalli Head Start, Inc. is a private non-profit community action agency. The nine Board members are volunteers from the community who represent both Missoula and Ravalli Counties. Two of these members are parent representatives.
The Board of Directors sets policy for the Head Start Program. The Board of Directors is given advice from the Policy Council and sets forth policies to operate the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.