The Georgia A+ Education Reform Act of 2000 required that school councils be established at every public school. The purpose of school councils is to "bring communities and schools closer together to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process."
Who Serves on a School Council?
A School Council is composed of seven members:
-Two certificated teachers elected by the teachers
-Four parents (or guardians) elected by the parents; two of the parents must be business persons
What are the Roles and Responsibilities of Council Members?
All members of the School Council must:
-Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues,
-Regularly participate in council meetings,
-Participate in information and training programs,
-Act as a link between the school council and the community,
-Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community, and work to improve student -performance.
2023-2024 School Year Representatives:
Kim Watford, Principal
Lauren Sapp, Parent Involvement Coordinator - President
Christie Robbins, Teacher Representative
Taylor Priest, Teacher Representative
Dr. Sharlisa Hutson, Business Representative - Secretary
Heather Brown, Business Representative
Dr. Markisha Butler, Parent Representative
Dr. Michael Butcher, Parent Representative
2023-2024 Meeting Dates
Thursdays at 8:15 a.m: