School Governance Councils
School Governance Councils are an integral component of Fulton's charter system. School Governance Councils, or SGCs, are responsible for setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the schools.
Powers & Responsibilities
The responsibilities of SGCs are as follows:
- Approve the school's Strategic Plan
- Approve the school's budget recommendations
- Manage the Request for Flexibility process
- Participate in the hiring process when hiring a new principal
- Provide feedback on the principal's performance
- Interface with the school's Title I committee (where applicable)
The SGC has 9 voting members:
- 3 parents/guardians (elected by parents/guardians of the school)
- 2 teachers (elected by school employees)
- 2 community members (nominated by the principal, approved by the SGC)
- 2 school employees (appointed by the principal)
The principal serves on all SGCs as a non-voting member. Additionally, 2 students serve on high school SGCs as non-voting members. This makes a total of 10 SGC members in elementary and middle schools and 12 members at high schools.
All SGC meetings are open to the public per Georgia's Open Meetings Act and agendas and minutes are to be posted per Georgia's Open Records Act. Members of the public do not participate in SGC meetings but may provide comment through designated public comment periods or in written form (email/letter) to members. Visit your school's School Governance Council website to learn more.
Interested in learning more about your School Governance Council? Simply visit your school's website and look for the School Governance Council page under the "Our School" drop-down menu.