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As ONE GAINESVILLE, we will inspire, nurture, challenge, and prepare our students as we educate them to be successful in a 21st century global society.
Our students will think critically, act compassionately, work meaningfully, choose wisely, and live joyfully.
School Governance Council
School Governance Council Elections. Elections of the School Governance Council are the responsibility of the principal, families with children in the school, and school employees. Elections will be held in the spring prior to the end of the school year. Spring elections will include rising 6th grade families for middle school elections and rising 9th grade families for high school elections.
Membership. The School Governance Council will have the following minimum (7) membership structure:
(a) Four (4) parents/guardians, 2 of which must be business persons elected by the parents/guardians with children enrolled at the school
(b) Two (2) teachers elected by school employees
(c) One principal who will serve as a voting member
Term of Office. School Governing Council members shall be elected for a 2 year term. Half or the nearest approximation thereof, of each representative group shall be elected during odd years, and the remaining number during even years. At the first regular meeting of the School Governance Council, each member’s current term of office shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
Qualifications. The Council will adhere to the following list of qualifications for service on the Council:
(a) Parent/guardian members must have a child who attends the school
(b) Teacher members may not be a parent/guardian of a student at the school.
(c) Only one family member may serve on the School Governance Council (as a voting member) at any given time.
(d) No person may serve on more than one Council at any given time.
(e) Each Council member must be at least eighteen years of age
Compensation. School Governance Council members will serve voluntarily and will not receive any compensation for their service as Council members.
A. Election Procedures for Parent/Business Persons Slots
Parent/guardians with at least one child in the school will be eligible to vote for the parent/Business Persons slots. An online system will be created by Gainesville City Schools in which each eligible voter can log in to cast their ballot, or an eligible voter may also cast their vote at a special kiosk set up at the school during the voting period.
The voting period will be no less than one calendar day and no more than seven calendar days. Notice of voting period will be published at least two times prior to and two times during the voting period in school publications, notices to be sent home to families, and/or on the school’s website. The school’s principal will manage the election process. Results of the election will be published on the school’s website no later than 10 days after the closing date of the voting period.
B. Election Procedures for Teacher Slots
Each employee in the school will have one vote. The voting period will be between one and seven calendar days for teacher positions. Notice of voting period will be published at least two times prior to the voting period in school publications, notices to be sent to teachers via e-mail, and posted on the school’s website. The school’s principal will manage the election process. Results of the election will be published on the school’s website no later than 10 days after the closing date of the voting period.
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Gainesville City Schools
508 Oak St
Gainesville, GA 30501-3506
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Board of Education
Brett Mercer, Chair
John Filson, Vice Chair
Dr. Delores Diaz
Dr. Jeremy Williams, Superintendent
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