Twenty schools (Cohort 1) made the transition to the charter system during the 2012-2013 school year. These schools have School Governance Councils that have worked to develop the strategic direction of the school and are requesting waivers that fall under "Universal Requests for Flexibility." (See the charter system application for more details).
The purpose of a School Governance Council (SGC) is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. We have created a School Governance Council Overview to provide you with information about the responsibilities and function of these new governance councils.
9/19/13: We have pulled together resources for SGCS on the Request for Flexibility (RFF ) process. Click the Request for Flexibility button on the right to access the tools you will need to successfully manage the RFF process at your school.
3/29/13: We have put together a webinar for SGC Chairs. This training provides information on effective meetings, setting agendas, Roberts Rules of Order, facilitation, and how to handle challenging situations in your meetings. Each module is only 5 - 10 minutes.
2/21/13: Cohort 1 School Governance Council members have completed their governance training requirement. Answers to frequently asked questions from the training can be found in the SGC Guidance document.
If you have questions about Cohort 1, School Governance Councils or the charter system, please contact Fulton County Schools' School Governance & Flexibility Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-669-4919.