About Parents' Council
About Parents' Council
The mission of Cherry Creek Schools Parents’ Council is to promote the exchange of ideas among representatives of all schools in Cherry Creek and to serve as a vehicle of communication within the District for families, teachers, administrators, the Board of Education, and the community.
Roles and Positions
The Parents’ Council Executive Board is made up of the following positions: president(s), vice president(s), secretary(s), treasurer(s), document review, communications, vendor relations and hospitality.
Parents’ Council is…
The parent organization of each constituent PTO/PTCO within the district.
A district-wide volunteer organization.
A forum for the discussion of ideas.
A source of unity, sharing, and direct contact.
An information resource.
A provider of training for PTO/PTCO board members.
A non-profit, charitable organization.
Parents’ Council is NOT…
A fundraising organization.
An official part of a national or location based parent-teacher group.
Involved in decision making by district administration.
Administrators and members of the Board of Education will often present at the Parents’ Council general meetings.
The Superintendent (or his/her appointed representative) reports as the “District Communicator” at each general meeting, addressing district issues and successes.
Board of Education members report throughout the year at Parents’ Council general meetings.
Parents’ Council members may sit on district committees.
All Parents’ Council members, administrators, and Board of Education members receive Parents’ Council mailings.
Informal social activities give Parents’ Council members opportunities to visit with district administrators and Board of Education members.
Several Parents’ Council workshops are held during the school year to help support the current needs and issues of PTO/PTCO's.
The officers, directors, committee members and other persons serving this organization shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, sex, race, religion, national origin and sexual orientation.
In alignment with the Cherry Creek School District Core Values, the Cherry Creek School District PTO/PTCOs seek to further its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including diversity on the basis of race, color, ancestry, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability or need for special education services, ability and neurodiversity. Through our actions and accountability, we will work to both respect these differences and acknowledge commonalities that unite our community. From this knowledge we will develop meaningful priorities, including but not limited to the following:
Assessing our beliefs and practices on a consistent basis to ensure inclusiveness and guard against discrimination.
Being inclusive through membership, leadership, programs, partnerships, and communications and in so doing to mirror the diversity of our community.
Communicating with families in our community in languages which they understand.
Proactively engaging a diverse range of voices from members and prospective members, while acknowledging and appreciating individual ideas, knowledge and values that are different from our own.
Working to eliminate practices that promote inequality or inequity.
Engaging in good faith efforts to increase purchases from and contract awards to Historically Underutilized Businesses, as that term is defined by Colorado.
The three required members of your PTO/PTCO board - president, treasurer and secretary - will be automatically included on the mailing list when you submit your executive board list to Parents' Council. You can review the info on the PC Board Directory.
Founded by parents in the late 1960’s as a means of sharing among schools in a rapidly growing district, the Parents’ Council was formally organized in the fall of 1970. Topics of interest center on school financing and innovative changes in education. In 1993, Parents’ Council became an incorporated, non-profit, charitable organization. PTO/PTCO’s have tax-exempt status under Parents’ Council guidelines.