• 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 5 - March 29. 2024
    • Voting Window: April 17 - April 24, 2024

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.


    • 3 parents/guardians (elected by parents/guardians of the school)
    • 2 teachers (elected by school employees)
    • 2 community members (nominated by the principal, approved by the SGC)
    • 2 school employees (appointed by the principal)


    The principal serves on all SGCs as a non-voting member.

Council Members

  • 2023-2024 SGC Committees:

    Budget & Finance Committee Members:

    Chair: John D. Young

    Members: Samantha Alexander, Lisa Blake, Nathalie Dames, Briana Houston

    Communications & Outreach Members:

    Chair: John D. Young

    Members: Willie Brassell, Brittaniqua Haley, Keesha Leopold, Tameka Long, Karissa Reid-Charles, Hope Render

    Principal Selection Members:

    Chair: John D. Young

    Members: Joshua Franklin, Briana Houston, Keesha Leopold