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Site Council Members


Jennifer McMahon - President

Karen Kastigar - Parent Rep

Nikki Chaplan - Parent Rep 

Gene Pirogovsky - Parent Rep

Chara Rodriguez - Parent Rep

Erika Reardon - Parent Alternate


Shark Fund Rep:

Nikki Chaplan 


Certificated Staff:

Laura Lewis

Michelle Tontz

Mary Beth Wettig


Classified Staff:

Barbara Jones



Cher Situm - Principal



Site Council


Role of the Site Council

The main tasks of the Sycamore School Site Council are as follows:

  1. Create and maintain a comprehensive school plan that addresses budget, strategies to meet academic standards, and the overall Sycamore School vision.
  2. Budget and allocate School Improvement Plan funds in a manner that supports the school objectives.
  3. Periodically examine schoolwork, math, and writing samples in accordance with academic goals.
  4. Monitor and maintain appropriate goals as established in the school plan.

Site Council acts in an advisory role and in conjunction with the Shark Fund and Sycamore Valley PTA. Site Council supports school improvement programs like:  

  • Early intervention specialists for reading and math;
  • Perceptual Motor for Kindergarten;
  • Orton-Gillingham Phonemic Awareness Program;
  • Rainbow Room;
  • Staff Development;
  • Teacher Coaching;
  • Data Analysis and Assessment; and
  • GATE program.

Site Council Information
Site Council elections are held each spring.  Each year two parent volunteer positions (2 year terms) will be open for general election. Please watch your regular school communications for election planning or feel free to contact Jennifer McMahon for more information.

To ensure the council works closely with both the Shark Fund and the PTA, board members from each organization are invited to attend Site Council meetings. The Site Council meets five times per year in the staff lounge and while only members may vote, all Sycamore parents are welcome to attend.


Single Plan for Student Achievement

2017-2018 Single Plan for Student Achievement

2015-2016 Single Plan for Student Achievement

2014-2015 Single Plan for Student Achievement

2012-2013 Single Plan for Student Achievement



Safety Plans

2016-2017 School Safety Plan

2015-2016 School Safety Plan

2014-2015 Comprehensive Safety Plan
2013-2014 Safety Plan

2011-2012 School Safety Plan





Site Council Meeting Schedule

All meetings are from 3:15-4:15 in the Staff Lounge

Site Council welcomes all who would like to attend meetings


2017-2018 Meeting Dates:


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Agendas for upcoming meetings: 



Prior meeting agendas:

SSC Agenda Dec. 21,2017

SSC Agenda Nov. 2, 2017

SSC Agenda Sept. 21. 2017

SSC Agenda March 30, 2017

SSC Agenda Feb. 2, 2017

SSC Agenda Dec. 15, 2016

SSC Agenda Oct. 20, 2016






Nov. 2, 2017 SSC Meeting Minutes

Sept. 21, 2017 SSC Meeting Minutes

March 30, 2017 SSC Meeting Minutes

February 2, 2017 SSC Meeting Minutes

December 15, 2016 SSC Meeting Minutes

October 20th, 2016 SSC Meeting Minutes




Budget Info

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