The success of every Head Start program depends upon the ability of the Governing Board and Policy Council to properly work together with the organization's management team. The Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 included many provisions that made dramatic changes to the governance structure and to the responsibilities of both the Governing Board and Head Start Policy Council. To ensure compliance, Wipfli and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP have partnered to provide:
- Guidance on the composition, roles and responsibilities of both the Governing Board and Policy Council
- Model policies and procedures for carrying out responsibilities
- Access to Head Start legal and regulatory experts
- Sample legal documents applicable to Head Start Governance
- Updates pertinent to regulatory and other changes as they happen so clients can stay on top of the governance issues affecting a Head Start program
- Additional reference materials
Janet Johnson, CPA, CMAJanet uses her background in auditing and process analysis to provide training on federal regulations that is focused on operational results. She presents in-person and Internet-based training to nonprofit and governmental organizations on the rules they must follow when receiving federal funds. Janet also provides consulting services that help nonprofit organizations and governmental entities develop organization-specific fiscal policies and procedures that incorporate effective internal controls.
Riverbend Head Start & Family Services
Chuck Parr, President
"We used a Head Start Governance Tool Kit template for revision of our Board of Directors by-laws and were very pleased. Our attorney board member used the template to develop a draft and our corporate attorney had only four very minor suggestions for wording changes. He made a point of saying that it was an excellent template. Thanks!"