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.
Cambridge High School Governance Council Information
At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, Fulton County Schools rolled out the new Strategic Plan 2022. This plan serves as a guide and a focus for our work as a district and a community over the next several years. It is intended to ensure that all stakeholders – including the school board, district staff, principals, teachers, students, parents, and community members – are working toward a shared set of goals and priorities.
Strategic Plan 2022 articulates what should be true for FCS's graduates and a set of four focus areas that outline what we will be known for as a district by 2022. They are as follows:
• Student Achievement
• People and Culture
• Community Collaboration
• Fiscal Responsibility
District and school leaders are directly accountable for achieving the objectives and initiatives outlined in each school's plan. A critical component of the district's school planning model is developing engaging, transparent dialogue with parents, students, and community. Well-informed, involved parents and community members are vital to building a supportive, challenging school environment where students can fully meet their potential for academic, social, and personal growth.
Whether your particular school is participating in Cohort 1, 2, or 3, as well as whether your school is a Title I designated campus, this planning framework creates a clear, understandable path for success for all students and a method to effectively communicate this direction to all stakeholders.