Policy Council

The Policy Council is a governing body of concerned parents and community people.  Policy Council consists of 51% parents of currently enrolled children.  The other members must be drawn from the local community.  The Policy Council representatives are elected at the first Parent Committee meeting of the program year.

The Policy Council:

  • Meets on a monthly basis (3rd Wednesday of each month unless other wise noted);
  • Assists in planning and coordinating agency-wide activities for parents;
  • Assists in the interviewing process of new hires;
  • Assists with and encourages parent participation in the program;
  • Serves as a link between public and private organizations;
  • Initiates suggestions and ideas for program involvement;
  • Has approval responsibility before a decision is finalized or action is taken;
  • Elects officers for the Policy Council:
  • Is responsible for keeping the individual Parent Committees informed of the actions of the Policy Council.

Reimbursement is available for travel and child care.

Current Policy Council Members:




 Belle Center 1    
 Belle Center 2  Terry Geib*  Ariel Grusing
 Butte A   Jessica Albright*
 Butte B  Jessica Flaigg Dusty Espy
 Butte C Sassy Stranginger Angela Kolb
 Butte D/2 Brianne Bonnet* Coutney Schwender*
 Butte E    
 Butte 1  Kilania Newton  
 Harding County    
 Bison Center  Kelsie Kronberg  Jamie Cihak
 Perkins EHS  Larae Baumgarten*  
 Lemmon Center  Brandy Schwab*  Jeremy Hulce*
 Community Representatives  Jessica Carmichael  

* Indicates that a member has been voted on and seated to the Policy Council

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Employment Opportunities

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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