The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school, including:
|a.)|| Approve the school strategic plan and updates|
|b.)|| Approve the annual budget recommendations and resource allocations|
|c.)|| Manage Request for Flexibility process|
|d.)|| Participate in the hiring of the principal (in the case of a vacancy)|
|e.)|| Provide annual feedback on principal performance|
A core responsibility of the School Governance Council is to develop a three-year strategic plan for the school. After conducting a thorough needs assessment, reviewing extensive data and talking with parents, teachers and staff, the Council developed a plan it believes will continue on Barnwell's strong tradition of excellence. The plan includes 13 specific initiatives focusing in three specific areas. See the below links to learn more.
Strategic Plan Narrative
Strategice Plan One-page Overview
Request for Flexibility Waiver
To further develop students' critical thinking skills and academic achievement, the Council requested a waiver to add up to three additional teacher professional development days to the school calendar. This will allow teachers to engage in effective learning in critical areas of the curriculum, including STEM and project-based learning. This waiver was approved by the county in January 2015 and will be in effect for the next three school years.
Please click on this link to read the full RFF:
The Request for Flexibility (RFF) was approved for the duration of the Strategic Plan. Click here for information about the RFF.
Please contact any of the Council Members below if you have specific issues or comments.
|2017-2018 Barnwell Elementary SGC Members|
|EMAIL ADDRESS||NAME (OFFICE)||POSITION||TERM ENDING|
|JohnsonAnne@fultonschools.org||Anne Johnson||2-Year Appointed Community||June 30, 2019|
|1-Year Appointed Staff||June 30, 2018|
Kelly Lapinskas, Chair
|2-Year Elected Parent|
June 30, 2018
|Jeff Breloski||2-Year Elected Parent||June 30, 2018|
|email@example.com ||Nikki Hawkins, Vice-Chair||2-Year Elected Parent||June 30, 2019|
|firstname.lastname@example.org ||Sue Mulder||2-Year Appointed Teacher||June 30, 2019|
|email@example.com ||Leslie Black||2-Year Elected Staff||June 30, 2018|
|firstname.lastname@example.org ||Grace Walker||2-Year Elected Teacher||June 30, 2019|
|2-Year Appointed Community||June 30, 2019|