School Governance Council Details

2014-2015 School Governance Council Members:

Administrator - Pamela Gardner, Principal

Community Members - Scott Graves (SCSU), Kathy Giotsas (West Haven Public Library)

Students - Dellaruelle Tarpeh, Kara Walker

Teachers - Eric Rice, Tammi Pazsak, Sal Fiorillo, Ro Ferraro, Regina Milano

Parents - Ron Quagliani, Michelle Caprio, Marilyn McCarthy, Bert Siclari, Craig Sebastion, Regina James, John Onofrion

2014-2015 Meeting Dates:

Meetings will occur once a month from 6:00-7:15pm.

9/2 - Click here for minutes

9/23 - Click here for minutes

10/28 - Click here for minutes

11/25 - Click here for minutes

No December Meeting



3/24 - Click here for minutes



No June Meeting

All members of the WHHS School Community are welcome to attend.

What is a School Governance Council?

School Governance Councils were created by the state’s education reform law (Public Act 10-111) to enable parents, school staff, students and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement in the state’s schools. School Governance Councils serve in an advisory capacity and are charged with assisting the school administration in making programmatic and operational changes to improve the school’s achievement.


Who is on the School Governance Council?

The School Governance Councils required under C.G.S. Sec. 10-223e must be established through school-wide elections and they have very specific membership requirements. Students, teachers/staff and parents must be elected to the Council. The student members have to be elected to the council by the current students of the school. Seven parents, five teachers, two students and two community members comprise the SGC.


What are the goals of the School Governance Council?

The School Governance Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Principal. They help to further the goals of the School Improvement Plan.


West Haven High School - School Improvement Plan?

Click here for the WHHS School Improvement Plan


SGC Bylaws

To read the WHHS School Governance Council bylaws, click here.


September 5, 2012 Special Meeting Re: Back to School Night

October, 2012

November, 2012

December, 2012 & January, 2013

February 2013

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May 2013

June 2013

September 2013

October 2013