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Training Sessions

New Member Onboarding (Required for All Council Members)

This training provides an introduction to Fulton’s approach to education and the flexibilities we are afforded as a Charter System.  New members will learn the roles and responsibilities that exist on our School Governance Councils and strategies for holding effective meetings to drive local decision-making.  

Committee Training

The Budget & Finance and Communication & Outreach Committees play an integral role in supporting the work of our School Governance Councils.  This training will familiarize council members with committee roles and responsibilities, such as building community partnerships, supporting the governance elections process and budgeting strategically.

Value-Added Flexibility Training

As a Charter System, Fulton County Schools is afforded flexibility around State Board Rules and the educational laws outlined in Title 20.  This training provides an introduction to Fulton’s tiered-flexibility model which allows School Governance Councils to pursue unique approaches to local challenges through Value-Added Flexibility (VAF) requests as well as the opportunity to Opt-In to a menu of preapproved district waivers.

Officer Training (Required for All Council Officers)

Our Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Parliamentarians serve as leaders on their councils and liaisons within their communities.  This training will offer our officers the opportunity to learn from the Governance Team and each other about council responsibilities and tactics for focusing the work of their teams on the strategic vision of their school.

Strategic Budgeting

This training provides an overview of the Annual Budget Approval process, as well as guidelines and best practices for the utilization of Charter Dollar Funds.  All council members can access this training to gain insight and learn strategies for aligning school-level expenditures with local and district initiatives.

Cross Council Opportunities

The Governance Team is excited to share with you that we will be hosting a series of Cross Council meetings meant to support SGCs with the task of aligning their work for the school year to the strategic goals and initiatives of their specific school as well as those of the district.  These sessions will offer members the opportunity to work and hear from councils around the district and engage in discussions with the Governance & Flexibility Team.  The meetings will take place in-person at the dates/times/locations below.  We encourage all SGCs to select up to two members to attend one of the sessions and register to attend using the links below.  Note, each session will cover similar content, so your team does not need to register for multiple sessions.

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