The A+ Education Reform Act of 2000 established school councils in Georgia to “bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation 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?

    School councils are comprised of a minimum of seven council members:

    1. The principal
    2. At least two certificated teachers elected by the teachers
    3. A number of parents (or guardians) elected by the parents, so that parents (or guardians) make up a majority of the council.
    4. At least 2 parents must be businesspersons
    5. Other members as specified in the council’s bylaws
    6. Council members serve a term of two years, or for a term specified in the council’s bylaws

  • Roles & Responsibilities for Local School Council Members

    1. All members of the School Council must:
    2. Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues
    3. Regularly participate in council meetings
    4. Participate in information and training programs
    5. Act as a link between the school council and the community
    6. Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community, and
    7. Work to improve student achievement and performance


    Meadowcreek High School's Local School Council dates are set for: 


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