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Governance Council Monthly Meeting 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
New Building Lobby, 11:30​​a​m ​

Governance Council meetings are open to the public.
Stakeholders may speak during the Public Comment time. 

 Public Comment Guidelines​

Governance Council Elections Results Spring 2018

​Online voting took place March 19-23, 2018. ​​The school Governance Council had one elected parent/guardian position and one elected teacher position open for the 2018-20 school years​. Congratulations to Steven Linowes for winning the elected parent/guardian position and congratulations to Laura Taylor for winning the elected teacher position. ​Their two year terms commence July 1, 2018.​ Thank you to all of the nominated candidates and to all who voted.​

​Requests for Flexibility 2016-17
​Requests for Flexibility (RFF's) are proposed waivers from existing policies and require stakeholder examination and comment. 
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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.) 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 the case of a vacancy) 

 e.) Provide annual feedback on principal performance.

Strategic Plan 2016/17 - 2019/20

Strategic Plan Overview March 2017

Strategic Plan One Page Overview

Strategic Plan Narrative


Building Addition & Facilities New​s

Visit the Campus Construction Page for the most current information

​2018-2019​​ Council Members​

Name​Title​e-mailTerm Expires
​Charles GardnerPrincipal​​GardnerCW@fultonschools.org​n/a
​Jerome DunsonDunsonJ1@fultonschools.org​June 2019 - Appointed Faculty
​Elissa Fladell


​June 2019 - Appointed Community
Scott Kent

June 2020 - Appointed School Employee
​Patti Lawrimore​Lawrimore@fultonschools.org​June 2019 - Elected Faculty
​Bryan Lewis

​June 2019 - Elected Parent​
​Steve LinowesSteve@linowes.com​June 2020 - Elected Parent
​Veronica ShaughnessyShaughnessy@fultonschools.orgJune 2019 - Elected Parent​
​Laura Taylor​TaylorLS@fultonschools.org​June 2020 - Elected Faculty ​
​Julie MittelstedtStudent Government​​​​June 2019 - Student Representative
TBDStudent Leadership​June 2019 - Student Representative​


Finance Committee​Outreach/Communications Committee

The Finance Committee conducts its work within the regular monthly Governance Council meetings and, at this time, has had no separate meetings.

The Outreach/Communications ​Committee conducts its work within the regular monthly Governance Council meetings and, at this time, has had no separate meetings.​

​Principal's Selection Committee​Strategic Plan Ad Hoc Committee

The Principal's Selection Committee will only convene if the principal's position becomes vacant.

Governance Council Meetings
2018-19 Meeting Schedule 

​​​​2018-19 Agendas, Minutes, and Documents

​​Governance Council Resources​
School Governance Council Handbook
​School Governance Council Guidance​​

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