School CouncilDedicated to Excellence in EducationMeeting Dates for 2017-18[Meetings will be held on Wednesday's in the conference room and will start at 7:40 AM.]
September 13 October 11 November 8 January 10 February 14 March 14 April 11 May 9 Minutes for 2016-17 School Year October 2016 November 2016 January 2017 February 2017 March 2017 April 2017 Members 2017-18Anne Wilson, Principal Tarius Hendy, Chairperson and Parent Representative Jessica Wingard, Secretary and Parent Representative Kristin Davis - Teacher Representative Cam Hinz - Teacher Representative Marika Patterson- Parent Representative Candyss Head-Greer- Parent Representative What is it? As established by the A-Plus Education Act (HB 1187), the Unity Grove Elementary School Council was formed to help bring the school closer to its community, to improve academic achievement and to solve difficult education problems.
School councils provide advice, recommendations and assistance to principals and local boards of education. They are not responsible for the management and control of public schools; these jobs remain the responsibility of local boards of education.
All members of a school council are required to:
Maintain a school-wide perspective on all issues. Regularly 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 and performance Who's On It? The school council, also as required by law, is made up of the school principal, who chairs the council; two teachers who are elected by the teachers in each school; two parents of students at the school, who are elected by parents of students in the school; and two members of the local business community. One of the business members is appointed by the Henry County Board of Education, and the other is elected by the other five non-business members of the school council. Council members serve two-year terms. How Do School Councils Conduct Business? School councils are guided by a set of bylaws each council develops and votes on early in the formation of the group. Each school council conducts monthly meetings at its school. A quorum of four must be present to take action. All decisions are determined by a majority vote of the members. The council may appoint committees, study groups and task forces. Meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act and the Open Records Act. The only school council meeting not open to the public is the Executive Session, which may only be called to deal with any school council-related issues which, by law, must remain confidential. Can I participate? The success of the UGE school council depends heavily on the involvement and support of a community that cares about the quality of education offered to each and every student in Henry County. As such, all school council meetings and functions are open to the public, and the community is welcomed enthusiastically.
The council members need your input, are interested in your concerns, and want you to have the information you need to make decisions.
Meet With Us The council meets the in the conference room at UGE. Enjoy coffee and conversation as the council catches up on the latest trends in education and plans for the future at UGE.
Last Modified on September 25, 2017