School Governance Council

West Haven High School NEEDS YOU to serve on the WHHS School Governance Council 


7 parents + 5 teachers + 2 students + 2 community members 
= working together to improve our school!


Please consider getting involved or nominating a parent, student, community member or staff member you feel would make a difference. 

Community Member Nomination Form
WHHS Teacher Nomination Form
WHHS Student Nomination Form
WHHS Parent Nomination Form

Student Candidate Information Form


Your commitment is 6 meetings per year at a time decided upon by the School Governance Council.

School Governance Councils were created by the state’s recent 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.


How is Membership determined?

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.


What does it require to be on the School Governance Council?

Serving as a council member will require time, energy and a willingness to listen. Members should:

  • Put children first;

  • Be a team player; and

  • Be willing to learn.