1301.1 Purpose.

An agency, as defined in part 1305 of this chapter, must establish and maintain a formal structure for program governance that includes a governing body, a policy council at the agency level and policy committee at the delegate level, and a parent committee.  Governing bodies have a legal and fiscal responsibility to administer and oversee the agency’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs.  Policy councils are responsible for the direction of the agency’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs.