Twenty schools (Cohort 1) are making the transition to the charter system during the 2012-2013 school year. This year, these schools will form a School Governance Council, participate in development sessions, and then may request 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.
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.
12/12/12: Runoff elections results are now included in the newly elected SGC members document.
12/7/12: Runoff elections for the 1-Year Parent/Guardian term at Paul D. West Middle and Randolph Elementary will be held from 7am EST on Monday, December 10 through 5pm EST on Tuesday, December 11.
12/3/12: Elections results are in! Results posted above.
11/26/12: The voting window is open! Watch this VLog to find out more.
10/31/12: Cohort 1 Voting Tip Sheet and Voting Guide
10/11/12: Candidate Campaigning Notice
10/9/12: Slide presentations with voiceover:
I. Transitioning to the Charter System: Cohort 1
II. The Important Role of School Governance Councils
III. How do I Join a School Governance Council?
If you have questions about Cohort 1, School Governance Councils or the charter system, please contact Fulton County Schools' School Governance & Flexibility Department at email@example.com or 404-669-4919.