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 and annual resource allocations
c.) Manage the Request for Flexibility process
d.) Participate in hiring the principal (in case of a vacancy)
e.) Provide annual feedback on principal performance
Summit Hill ES will be electing representatives to serve on the School Governance Council. We will be electing parent/guardian positions and teacher positions for our spring election. Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. The Council works with the principal in setting the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving
the school’s strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community.
Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held March 19 th -March 23 rd . Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit by February 23rd .
Candidate forms may be submitted electronically or by mail (get a copy of the form from the school’s front office and follow mailing instructions on the back of the form).
For more information on the School Governance Council, we encourage you to explore the links below or contact a current SGC member with qustions about the positions:
1. SGC elections video
2. SGC Candidate form (for parents and teachers)
Public Comment ~ Request for Flexibility
The Summit Hill Governance Council has been working hard to identify areas where we may want to request flexibility from policies to help meet our strategic goals. We feel we have identified an area where having a flexible class model in our special area classes will give our teachers the ability to expose our students to added rigor and critical thinking opportunities. In summary, we would like to create an Advanced Strategies Lab for students to attend weekly that is designed to challenge and engage students through hands-on activities that correlate to the curriculum. This waiver will also provide our teachers at all grade levels with a common planning time five days per week. To read more about this request see our RFF Proposal:
Summit Hill Class Size RFF
We welcome feedback from you regarding this potential RFF. You may leave your comments in the comment box located at our front desk or respond in an email to: email@example.com.
As always, thanks for your input and support!
SHE Strategic Plan Narrative Cohort 2 9 10 14.pdf
SHE RFF Proposal Final 12 17 14.pdf
Summit Hill RFF Decision Letter.pdf
Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. The Council works with the principal on the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school's strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community.
For additional information on our School Governance Councils and elections, view the Fulton County Governance Council webpage
Please contact a Council Member below with issues and/or questions: