Baggett Elementary Local School Council
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 achieve the following:
solve difficult education problems
improve academic achievement
provide support for teachers and administrators
bring parents into the school-based decision-making process
School councils provide advice, recommendations, and assistance to principals and local boards of education. The law details the composition of the council, its responsibilities, and procedures for conducting business.
The 2004 General Assembly in HB 1190 provided flexibility in membership, chairmanship, meetings, elections, and trainings for school councils. The changes also provided clarity that school councils are to focus on student achievement and school improvement.
The 2007 General Assembly changed the composition of school councils, requiring that a majority of members be parents (or guardians) and that at least two parents be businesspersons. At a minimum, a School Council is composed of seven members, including the following:
Two certificated teachers elected by the teachers
Four parents (or guardians) elected by the parents (please list as “Parent”); two of the parents must be businesspersons
The school council may, within its bylaws, increase the number of members, as long as the parents remain the majority.
Baggett Elementary School Council Members
Representatives serving in this capacity for the 2020-2021 school year are:
Mitch Green Principal
Brooke Walker Certified Teacher 2020-2022
Dwanell Dibartolo Kindergarten Teacher Certified Teacher 2021-2023
Jaunetta Smith Parent 2021-2023
Fadila Aberkane Parent 2021-2023
Jennifer Genzy Business Partner 2021-2023
Pedro Dominguez Parent 2021-2023
Katherine Useche Parent 2021-2023
The School Council meeting dates for the 2022-23 school year are as follows:
September 30th, December 9th, February 10th, and April 21st.