Local School Council
Local School Council 2012 - 2013
In accordance with House Bill 1187 – The A+ Reform Act of 2000, all public schools must have a Local School Council. Local School Councils are meant to bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve educational challenges, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators and bring parents into the school-based decision making process.
The SPARK Local School Council (LSC) includes the principal, one instructional support staff (such as the Assistant Principal) appointed by the Principal, two certified teachers, and a minimum of five and a maximum of six parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school, excluding parents or guardians who are also employees of the school. At least two of these parents must be business persons, defined by SPARK LSC bylaws as “anyone employed in the public or private sector and/or owning or operating a business.” In addition to these members, the LSC can add one community business person selected by the LSC itself.
More information about the LSC in Georgia:
Georgia School Council Institute Info on Local School Councils
House Bill 1208
House Bill 1187
Last Modified on December 28, 2012