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Principal Advisory Councils bring schools and communities together to solve education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the decision-making process. Each council consists of a minimum of seven members: four parents/guardians, two certified teachers, and the principal. Members are trained to organize meetings and develop Principal Advisory Council bylaws, understand advisory status and authority, recognize legal issues such as open meetings and open records laws and confidentiality, make recommendations to increase student achievement, and create a continuous improvement plan. Councils provide an opportunity for local school decisions by representing the interests of the school community to the principal, who in turn conveys the information to Regional Superintendents, the Superintendent, and, if necessary, the Board of Education. 
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 Please access this email address for soliciting public comment: http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/contact/
 

 

Notice for Parent/Guardian Nominees

The establishment of Principal Advisory School Councils is intended to help local boards of education by bringing parents and the community together with teachers and school administrators to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s concerns and share ideas for school improvement.
The law governing school councils was amended to provide that parents hold a majority on the council and that a parent must serve as the chairperson.
The Principal Advisory School Council, with a minimum membership of one principal, two teachers and four parents, two of whom shall be business persons, are organized to provide advice and recommendations to the school principal and where necessary to the area assistant superintendent, superintendent and local board of education. Among issues that the council shall advise and determine recommendations include but are not limited to the following:
 
1. Student attendance and academic achievement;
2. School board policies;
3. Consolidated School Improvement Plans;
4. Curriculum and assessments;
5. Report cards issued or audits of the school conducted by the Office of Student Achievement;
6. Development of a school profile which shall contain data as identified by the school council to describe the academic performance, academic progress, services, awards, interventions, environment, and other such data as the school council deems appropriate;
7. School budget priorities, including school capital improvement plans;
8. School-community communication strategies;
9. Methods of involving parents and the community;
10. Extracurricular activities in the school;
11. School-based and community services;
12. Community use of school facilities;
13. Student discipline;
14. Reports from the principal regarding progress toward the school’s student achievement goals, including progress within specific grade levels and subject areas and by school personnel; and
15. The method and specifications for the delivery of early intervention services or other appropriate services for underachieving students.
 
Parents of children in Arabia Mountain High School are invited to nominate the parent of a child or children enrolled in Arabia Mountain High School who would be interested in serving as a parent representative on the school council. Please open the link below to make nominations.
Nominations should be sent to the principal’s office. Nominations will close at the end of the day on Friday, August 31, 2018. Electronic voting will be held from 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 18th through 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 25th.
Employees in the school who are also parents of students enrolled in the school are excluded from serving as a parent representative. Such employees with children in another school are eligible to serve on that school’s council. Members of the council must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
Only parents eligible to serve on the council will be able to vote. Parents from feeder schools in transition to middle schools or middle to high schools are eligible to be nominated and serve on the school council.
Warm Regards,
The Arabia Mountain High School Faculty and Staff
Scheduled Meeting Dates
 
October 12, 2018
November 9, 2018
January 11, 2019
February 15, 2019
March 15, 2019
 
All meetings are held at 7:00am in the Arabia Mountain High School Media Center 
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