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.”
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.