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.

Council Members

  • Ms. Cushing

  • Mr. Brent Rippy

  • Ms. Kara Gonzalez

  • Ms. Heather Marcus

  • Ms. Dionne Adams

  • Ms. Laura Redondo

  • Ms. Manisha Babul

  • Ms. Gwen Whechel

  • Genny Flett

  • Hana Yoo

Meeting Dates

  • 08/17/20 @ 4:00 pm (TEAMS Live)
    10/08/20 @ 4:00 pm (TEAMS Live)
    11/12/20 @ 4:00 pm (TEAMS Live)
    12/10/20 @ 4:00 pm (TEAMS Live)

    Public Comment Meetings

    • September
    • December
    • February

Meeting Location

  • All meetings will take place in the Avenue Conference Room at 7:20 AM unless otherwise noted.

SGC Officers & Committees


    Budget and Finance Committee

    Chair: Manisha Babul, Kara Gonzalez, Thomas Rippy, Dionne Adams


    Outreach and Communications Committee

    Chair: Heather Marcus, Gwen Whelchel, Laura Redondo

    Principals Selection Committee

    Chair: Kara Gonzalez, Gwen Whelchel, Laura Redondo, Manisha Babul


    Communications Committee

    Chair: Heather Marcus, Gwen Whelchel, Laura Redondo