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​​​Welcome to the School Governance Council Page. Here you can find meeting dates,

contact information for members of the Council, and agendas/minutes from various meetings. ​​


2015-08-05 17.37.30.jpg Congratulations! SGC's Seed Fund grant Request - Picking Up STEAM

 was accepted. Thank you Fulton Education Foundation for fully funding this proposal for $93,873.68.


If you have comments or concerns that you think the SGC needs to address,

please email northspringssgc@gmail.com.



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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.) Approving the school strategic plan and updates
b.) Approving the annual budget recommendations and resource allocations
c.) Manage Request for Flexibility process
d.) Participate in hiring of the principal (in the case of a vacancy)
e.) Provide annual feedback on principal performance

School Governance Council Members

Member                Email Address                       Position                     Term End Date

Dr. Sherrod Willaford  willafords@fultonschools.org        Principal**

Mindy Binderman    mbinderman@geears.org     Chair- Parent                6/30/2017

Cam Lupiani           lupiani@fultonschools.org   Vice-Chair -Teacher   -6/30/2017

Carolyn Dinberg     carolyndinberg@bellsouth.com  Parlimentarian* Parent   6/30/2016

Irene Schweiger     irschweiger@gmail.com  Chair- Budget & Finance*   Community Member      6/30/2017

Mustafa Karadeniz   mckaradeniz@yahoo.com  Chair- Outreach & Communications Parent   6/30/2016 

Carrie Carreras     carrerasc@fultonschools.org   Teacher/Admin Asst.     6/30/2016

Carol Ciepluch       ciepluchc@fultonschools.org   School Employee*   -Public Relations Liaison 6/30/2017

Dr. Genoulia Johnson johnsonG3@fultonschools.org  School Employee*   Head Counselor     6/30/2016

Shelly Michael       shelly.c.michael@hp.com  Parent                   6/30/2017

Seth Hochman       seth.hochman1@gmail.com   Student Body President*  6/30/2016

Isaac Chambers  isaacchamb@gmail.com       FBLA President


** non-voting member, * appointed

Note: Student members do not vote as well.

The School Governance Council (SGC) is responsible for developing the strategic plan for NSCHS to present to the superintendent's office by August 14. The SGC is following the strategic planning metrics for Cohort 3. The council has reviewed data from all stake holders and met on April 15 to identify 4 broad, long-term outcomes the strategic plan will address. The council met throughout the summer to develop focus areas, short term goals and strategic initiatives to support the golas and objectives. The SGC will present an overview of the  strategic plan to all interested stake holders- parents, teachers, students and community members on Thursday, August 6th @ 6:30pm in the media center.

Long Term Objectives:

  • Students become engaged citizens who demonstrate respect and contribute to the public good in a supportive learning environment.
  • Increas students' college and career readiness
  • Students will demonstrate an increased use of critical thinking skills across all content areas
  • Increase the graduation rate for all students

Additionally the council unanimously passed early release days for next year and identified the 2 leadership positions for student representatives for SGC: SGA - Student Government Association President and FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America President


​Meeting Dates

The School Governance Council meets generally on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30-6pm in the media center. Meetings are open to all and follow a public comment protocol. See meeting agenda in document section below. The remaining 2015-16 meeting dates are:

April 21

May 19


Thank you to the 5 parent candidates and 3 teacher candidates who have declared their intention to run for the open parent seat and open teacher seat for the 2016-2018 term. Click here for a link to the candidates statements.

Voting will be March 23rd-29th


2014-15 FCS Principal Selection /Information

click here to read power point presented to SGC by Dr. LaCava, Area Superintendent on Monday, October 26, 2015 at special called SGC meeting

Letter from Dr. Ruiz:

Ruiz Letter 10.22.15.doc

Letter from Dr. LaCava :

North Springs Community Letter

announcing interim: Dr. Willaford


 2016 RFF's Approved!

Read the approval letter about our requests for flexibility here.


2015-16 Strategic Plan

The School Governance Council approved the NSCHS Strategic Plan on August 5th and presented it to the community  on Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30pm in the media center. Thanks to the parents who attended. Click the following links:

Strategic Plan Narrative

Strategic Plan Diagram


Meeting Minutes and Documents:


March 7 Agenda

February 18 Minutes

February 18 agenda

January Minutes

January 2016 agenda

December 7 Minutes

October 26 Minutes

October 15 Minutes

October 15 Agenda

September 17 Minutes

September 17 Agenda

August 28 Agenda

August 20 Minutes

August 20 SGC Agenda

August 5


June 25

June 10

May 20

May 13

April 28



SGC agenda - May 13

Strategic Plan Checkpoint Feedback - June 25

link to FCS System Charter


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