Educational Programs Leadership Council


  • The Educational Programs Leadership Council (EPLC) is a collaborative decision-making group of teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and students of the Grosse Pointe district. Formed in 1986 (as CCC) by representatives of the school community, the Council has been charged with the responsibility of serving as an informed advocate of educational excellence. The Council is composed of permanent members and rotating, elected participants.
     
    Organization of the Council process involves a systematic flow of ideas, discussion, and action to present and future curriculum and instructional needs. This system balances teacher creativity, school autonomy and central coordination. The Council determines substantive guidelines necessary for students to meet Grosse Pointe standards for an educated person, and the procedures necessary for constructing such an educational experience. The subcommittees give instructional staff and parents a voice in shaping the curriculum for grade levels and courses. Individual teachers and principals retain responsibility for curriculum as they translate it into instructional practices. The decisions about methods of instruction for effective delivery of the curriculum, content, learning activities, and instructional resources are left primarily to them.
     
    The decisions made about curriculum are influenced by judgments at the district, building and classroom levels. The system is one that is interactive, neither top-down or bottom-up. The Council will communicate all of its actions through newsletters, newspaper announcements, and School Board presentations.

    The Council's scope may include, but is not limited to issues such as:

    • Proposals for new courses or major course revisions
    • Broad curriculum revision or change
    • New requirements for courses, graduation, etc.
    • Grading policy
    • Assessment and evaluation
    • Instructional materials selection
    The following issues lie outside of the scope of the Council's process
    and should be addressed in other ways:
    • Budgetary proposals for material or equipment needs
    • Contractual issues
    • Student disciplinary procedures
    • Community education
    • Personnel issues