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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.) Interface with the school's Title I Committee
       d.) Manage the Request for Flexibility process
       e.) Participate in hiring the principal (in the case of a vacancy) 
       f.) Provide annual feedback on principal performance.

School Governance Council Elections!

Northwestern Middle School 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 11th – March 18th. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit by February 20th.    

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). 

Here are some important links to help you understand and participate in our SGC:

1. SGC elections video: https://vimeo.com/201044382

2. SGC Candidate forms (for parents and teachers)-FULTON WEBSITE WILL HAVE DECLARATION LINKS ON FEBRUARY 4.

3. SGC Candidate Guide 

SGC Monitoring Tool

Council Members
Please contact Council Members below, with issues and/or questions:

NameEmail AddressPosition (Term End)
Charles Chesterchesterc@fultonschools.orgPrincipal
Kevin Lockelocke@fultonschools.orgChairperson (n/a)
Ashley Postonpostona@fultonschools.orgVice-Chairperson (1 year term ends 6/30/2019)
Tara Spolanspolant@fultonschools.orgParliamentarian (1 year term ends 6/30/2019)
Charles Lewischarlesclewis@gmail.comParent Representative (term ends 6/30/2019)
Mary Olsonolsonm@fultonschools.orgTeacher Representative (term ends 6/30/2020)
Deana Skimelskimel@fultonschools.orgSchool Employee (term ends 6/30/2020)
Maria Lorza


Parent Representative (term ends 6/30/2019)
Gloriaellis Mattei matteig@fultonschools.orgCommunity Representative (term ends 6/30/2019)
Barbera Halberthalbertba@fultonschools.orgCommunity Representative (term ends 6/30/2020)

​2018-2019 Meeting Dates

August 24 - 8:00 AM

September 14 - 8:00 AM

October 12th – 9:30 AM – Open Meeting

November 9th – 8:00 AM

December 7th – 8:15 AM

January 11, 2019 – 8:00 AM

February 26, 2019 – 4:30 PM – Open Meeting

March 22, 2019 – 8:00 AM

April 12, 2019 – 8:00 AM

May 10, 2019 – 8:00 AM

Meetings are in the Media Center


NMS Strategic Plan

School Governance Council Resources

Request for Flexibility Decision Letter

collapse Date : 4/12/2019 ‎(1)
Brief for 4.12.19 meeting.pdfBrief for 4.12.19 meeting
collapse Date : 3/22/2019 ‎(3)
NMS SGC Mar 22 2019 Meeting Agenda.pdfNMS SGC Mar 22 2019 Meeting Agenda
March Minutes for SGC.pdfMarch Minutes for SGC
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NMS Minutes 2.26.19.pdfNMS Minutes 2.26.19
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NMS Minutes 1.11.19.pdfNMS Minutes 1.11.19
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NMS Minutes 12.7.18.pdfNMS Minutes 12.7.18
Brief for 12.7.18 meeting.pdfBrief for 12.7.18 meeting
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NMS SGC Minutes 10.12.18.pdfNMS SGC Minutes 10.12.18
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NMS SGC Minutes 9.14.18.pdfNMS SGC Minutes 9.14.18
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NMS SGC August 2018 Meeting Agenda.pdfNMS SGC August 2018 Meeting Agenda
Brief for 8.24.18 meeting.pdfBrief for 8.24.18 meeting
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