School Council Information

    • The establishment of school councils is intended to help local boards of education by bringing parents and the community together with teachers and school administrators to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other's concerns and share ideas for school improvement.

      The A+ Education Reform Act of 2000 established school councils in Georgia to bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to: 

      • solve difficult education problems
      • improve academic achievement
      • provide support for teachers and administrators
      • bring parents into the school-based decision-making process

      School Councils provide advice, recommendations, and assistance to principals and local boards of education. The law details the composition of the council, its responsibilities, and procedures for conducting business.

      The 2004 General Assembly in HB 1190 provided flexibility in membership, chairmanship, meetings, elections and trainings for school councils. The changes also provided clarity that school councils are to focus on student achievement and school improvement.

      The 2007 General Assembly changed the composition of school councils, requiring that a majority of members be parents (or guardians) and that at least two parents be businesspersons. At a minimum, a School Council is composed of seven members:

      • The Principal
      • Two certificated teachers elected by the teachers
      • Four parents (or guardians) elected by the parents (please list as “Parent”); two of the parents must be a businessperson
School Council
  • 2023-2024 School Council Members


    Title / Relationship to School

    Aleshia Duckworth



    Certified Teacher (TOTY 23/24)

    Keisha Blythers

    Certified Teacher (TOTY 22/23)

    Rosila Rojas


    Gretel Guillen de Mari


    Silvestre Perez

    Parent / Businessperson

    Orfa Alvarenga

    Parent / Businessperson

    Lilly Houston

    PTA representative

  • 2023-2024 Meeting Dates & Locations




    September 11, 2023

    9:00 -10:00 AM

    Corley Elementary

    November 16, 2023

    8:00 - 9:00 AM

    Berkmar High School

    February 12, 2024

    9:00 - 10:00 AM

    Corley Elementary

    May 13, 2024

    9:00 - 10:00 AM

    Corley Elementary (Zoom)


  • 2023-2024 Meeting Minutes & Information

  • 2022-2023 Archive