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School Council

Last Updated: 9/8/2020 7:44 PM

Meetings may be held virtually using Microsoft Teams due to restrictions on school visitors; please contact the school for confirmation before coming to the school to attend a meeting in person.

 

All Teams Meetings will begin at 4:00 pm on the indicated date.

For a Teams invite, please contact Kathie Monti at kathie.monti@cherokeek12.net.

Proposed School Council Meeting Dates:

           Meeting# 1………………………Thursday, September 3

           Meeting# 2………………………Thursday, November 5

           Meeting# 3………………………Thursday, February 11

           Meeting# 4………………………Thursday, April 22

           

School Council Members

James Iovino

Stephanie Villasenor

Jeff Rusbridge

Sarah Gaither

Sam Geer

Lisa Vegeais

Kathie Monti

Chris Garity

John Carter

Dianne Schmacher

 

Purpose of the School Council

The General Assembly of Georgia created councils to “bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.”

School Councils shall provide advice, recommendations, and assistance and represent the community of parents and business.

Council Membership

  • Members of the School Council will serve for a term of two years.
  • The council will have a minimum of seven members.
  • A parent member must serve as the chair.

School Council Accountability & Scope

The council is accountable to the constituents they serve and shall:

  • Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues
  • Participate in council meetings
  • Participate in information and training programs
  • Act as a link between the school council and the community
  • Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community
  • Work to improve student achievement
  • Provide advice and recommendations to the school principal and local board of education