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School Governance Council


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 hiring of the principal (in the case of a vacancy)
e.) Provide annual feedback on principal performance

Strategic Plan Overview

River Trail Request for Flexibility (RFF)


SGC Handbook
SGC Guidance


School Governance Council Members

Name (Office)Email AddressPositionTerm EndsMembership

Neil Pinnock


Margarita Reed

reedmd@fultonschools.org​Teacher​June 2020​Elected

Amy Palermo
Vice Chair

palermoa@fultonschools.org​Teacher​June 2019​Elected

Ashlee Dewald

dewaldma@fultonschools.orgSchool EmployeeJune 2019Elected

Sarah Roberson
Vice Chair & Outreach Chair

robersons1@fultonschools.orgSchool EmployeeJune 2020Appointed


ramakrishnann1@fultonschools.orgParent/GuardianJune 2019Elected

Dave Feldstein

feldstein@fultonschools.orgParent/GuardianJune 2020Elected

Bruce Chen

shenb@fultonschools.orgParent/GuardianJune 2020Elected
​Mason Copelandcopelandm1@fultonschools.org​Community Member​June 2019​Appointed
Cathy Murphycmurphy@summitcounseling.org​Community Member​June 2020Appointed

 Meeting Dates & Location

SGC council will meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:15am in the Counselors Conference Room:


SGC Budget Meetings

SGC Outreach Meetings


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