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School Councils were established by Georgia’s A+ Education Reform Act of 2000 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.”

More information is available at the Georgia School Council Institute.

School Council Details

Each council is unique yet they all share a few common characteristics beginning with a minimum of seven members. Parents must make up the majority of school council members, which include:

  • the principal,
  • two teachers elected by teachers, and
  • four parents or guardians elected by their peers.

Two of the four parent members must also be business persons according to each school council’s bylaws. Learn more about the laws and legal references in regard to school councils.

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