• School Governance Council Election Announcement

    Declare Your Candidacy

    It's SGC elections season again! SGC Elections are a way for parents and teachers who are elected onto the council to have a role in the vision and direction of the school. To declare or learn more about this process, please visit the SGC Elections page.

    It all starts with elections!

    • Candidate Declaration Window:  February 1 - April 24                                       
    • Voting Window: To Be Announced
  • River Trail SGC Virtual Comment Box

    Do you have an idea, thought, or comment that you would like to share with River Trail's School Governance Council? Please send your comments to us using the form below! Comments will be shared with the School Governance Council at the monthly meeting. Please do not include student names in comments. When shared, comments may be summarized for time restraints. We are seeking thoughts and ideas to help improve the school as a whole. If you have an individual concern about your student, please direct that concern to your child's teacher. If you have a concern about a teacher or staff member, please direct those concerns to Neil Pinnock, principal, at pinnockn@fultonschools.org so they can be addressed. Praise and positive recognition of teachers and staff members will be shared with the person mentioned.As always, members of the public are welcome to attend all SGC Meetings. Visitors to the meeting will be given an opportunity to share concerns and/or provide feedback. THANK YOU! - RTMS School Governance CouncilClick Here for the Virtual Comment Box



SGC Council Members

  • Chair
  • Parliamentarian
  • Vice-Chair
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SGC Overview

  • The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school, but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school including:

    • Approve the school strategic plan and updates
    • Approve the annual budget and annual resource allocations
    • Manage the Request for Flexibility process
    • Participate in hiring the principal (in the case of a vacancy)
    • Provide annual feedback on principal performance.

Meeting Dates

  • River Trail's SGC will meet on the following dates at 7:15am in the Counselor's Conference Room at River Trail MS:

    Thursday, August 25 

    Tuesday, September 20

    Friday, October 14

    Friday, November 11

    Tuesday, December 6

    Friday, January 13

    Tuesday, February 7

    Tuesday, March 7

    Tuesday, April 11

    Tuesday, May 9


    PUBLIC COMMENT will be available at all council meetings


  • Budget and Finance Members:

    • Kiana Gannaway
    • YingYing Fang
    • Sarah Roberson
    • Yan Qin
    • Neil Pinnock
    • Diane Phillips  

    Outreach and Communication Committee Members:

    • Susan Delong
    • Brett Herrick
    • Stuart Lyle
    • Sunny Patel
    • Valeria Moyer

    Principal Selection Committee Members:

    • Sarah Roberson-Chairperson
    • Kiana Gannaway
    • YingYing Fang