ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOLSCHOOL COUNCIL<br />Mr. Keith L. Ball, Principal<br />EHS Mission Statement:<br />Etowah High School’s mission shall be graduating life-long learners and productive community & global citizens<br />
What is the purpose of the school council?<br />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.”<br />
Purpose continued . . .<br />School Councils shall provide advice, recommendations, and assistance and represent the community of parents and business.<br />
council membership<br />Members of the School Council will serve for a term of two years.<br />The council will have a minimum of seven members.<br />Parents must make up the majority of the council and at least two of them being from the business community. <br />A parent member must serve as the chair.<br />
Current ehs school council members <br />Parent/Business Members:<br /><ul><li>Mrs. Valerie Johnson, Parent
Mr. Greg Halstead, Teacher</li></li></ul><li>Membership continued . . .<br />The electing body for parent members shall consist of all parents and guardians eligible to serve as a parent member.<br />The electing body for the teacher members shall consist of all certified personnel eligible to serve as a teacher member.<br />
Nominations & voting<br />Nominations are accepted by the principal from with in the electing body prior to the voting meeting (September 1 Deadline).<br />Nominations must be submitted in writing (email, fax, letter are all acceptable) by 9/1.<br />One vote shall take place with the highest vote recipient(s) being elected to serve on the school council.<br />You must be present to vote.<br />A person does not have to be present at the time of the vote to be elected to the council.<br />
all parent nominations are DUE TO PRINCIPAL BY 9/1 in writingPlease complete the council nomination form located on the ehs homepage sample on the next slideparent MEMBER ELECTION 9/6: PTSA open house/curriculum night, 6:30 pm new gym <br />
EHS School Council election/Meeting dates2011-2012<br />Elections: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 6:30, New Gym<br />1st Meeting: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 <br /> 4:15-5:30, EHS Conference Room (Officer Elections)<br />2nd Meeting: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 <br /> 4:15-5:30, EHS Conference Room<br />3rd Meeting: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 <br /> 4:15-5:30, EHS Conference Room<br />4th Meeting: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 <br /> 4:15-5:30, EHS Conference Room<br />5th Meeting: Wednesday, February 8, 2012<br /> 4:15-5:30, EHS Conference Room<br />6th Meeting: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 <br /> 4:15-5:30, EHS Conference Room<br />7th Meeting: Wednesday, May 9, 2012<br /> 4:15-5:30, EHS Conference Room<br />
School council Officers <br /> Officers will be elected by the School Council at the first meeting following the election of the School Council Members.<br />1st Meeting: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:15-5:30, EHS Conference Room<br />Chairperson – vacant<br />Vice-Chairperson– vacant<br />Secretary – vacant<br />
School council accountability & scope<br /> The council is accountable to the constituents they serve and shall:<br />Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues<br />Participate in council meetings<br />Participate in information and training programs<br />Act as a link between the school council and the community<br />Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community<br />Work to improve student achievement<br />Provide advice and recommendations to the school principal and local board of education<br />
School council accountability & scope continued . . .<br />
School council, PTSA & student government (Sab)<br />To promote effective communication and foster team-work, the Student Advisory Board at EHS will be represented at each School Council Meeting.<br />Student representation is not required by the State Legislature in regards to council membership but necessary to overall effective school leadership.<br />The School Council, PTSA, SAB, and all stakeholders will work together in graduating life-long learners & productive community & global citizens.<br />
11-13 Council NominationsSAMPLE ballot<br /><ul><li>You can vote for multiple nominees on one ballot.
Only one ballot can be cast per person on 9/6 from 6:15-8:30.
Winners will be notified by the Principal by 9/8. </li></ul>2011-2013 School Council Nominees: please place a check next to your nominee selection(s)<br />TBD – Parent<br />TBD – Parent<br />TBD – Parent<br />TBD – Parent<br />TBD – Parent <br />TBD – Business Representative<br />