Role of the School Governance Council

classroom circle timeOxford’s School Governance Council (SGC) is the BUSD-mandated grouping of Oxford family members, teachers, and staff who set and monitor yearly goals and objectives for student achievement.

The SGC examines student achievement data and school needs, and makes a site plan every year to address those needs. The SGC decides how to spend the money Oxford receives from local (Berkeley Schools Excellence Program), state, and federal governments, determining budget and spending priorities for the year. The SGC consults with Oxford ELAC members regarding the English Learner (EL) component of the plan and budget. Serving on the SGC is a great way to learn about your child’s school and to guide funding decisions at the school.

The SGC is different from the PTA, although they often work together to identify and meet the needs of our students. The PTA also supports Oxford programs that are not covered by state and local funds. Like the PTA, the SGC meets once a month and encourages all interested parties—elected members or not—to attend.

The Oxford SGC

Parent Representatives:

  • Carla Bryant
  • Nina Cohen
  • John Eknoian
  • Steven Fruhwirth
  • Anya Hurwitz, Alternate
  • Hyacinth Honorato, Alternate
  • Julian Lloyd
  • Ann Reidy

Staff Representatives:

  • Molly Jo Alaimo (5th grade teacher)
  • Carla Inniss (5th grade teacher)
  • Lauren Morrison (literacy coach/RTI teacher)
  • Beth Rhine (principal)
  • Jaime Vines (1st grade teacher)

Join them at the next SGC meeting—if you need childcare to attend, please let Principal Rhine know at least one day in advance.