• Local School Council

  • School Council meetings are public

    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 

    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:

    • The Principal
    • Two certificated teachers elected by the teachers (please list as “Teacher”)
    • Four parents (or guardians) elected by the parents (please list as “Parent”); two of the parents must be businesspersons (please list as “Parent/Business Person”)
    • The school council may, within its bylaws, increase the number of members, as long as the parents remain the majority.

     

     
  • Richards Middle School Council Members

    Name

    Title

    Relationship to School

    Term

    Mark McCain

    Principal

    Principal (Mandatory)

    2019-2020

    Crystal Donaldson

    Teacher

    Certified Teacher (Mandatory)

    2019-2020

    Dawn Whaley

    Teacher

    Certified Teacher (Mandatory)

    2019-2020

    Heather Cyr

    Parent

    Parent (Mandatory)

    2019-2020

    Tricia Hayles

    Parent

    Parent (Mandatory)

    2019-2020

    Delmer Gonzales

    Parent

    Parent / Business Person (Mandatory)

    2019-2020

    Dawn Glapinski

    Parent

    Parent / Business Person (Mandatory)

    2019-2020

    Ann  Malkoc

    Parent

     

    2019-2020

    Adis Malkoc

    Parent

     

    2019-2020

    Reggie Anderson

    Community Member

    Sunrise Baptist Church

    2019-2020

     

  • Meeting Schedule 2019-2020

    Date

    Time

    Location

    September 30

    6:00 PM

    Room 1.142

    December 9

    6:00 PM

    Room 1.142

    February 10

    6:00 PM

    Room 1.142

    April 20

    6:00 PM

    Room 1.142