State law encourages districts to adopt community involvement plans or policies.
Educating Georgia’s Future: Georgia’s State ESSA Plan
Georgia's State ESSA Plan identifies community engagement as a key component of Georgia’s Systems for Continuous Improvement Framework.
Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement Stakeholder Engagement
Document provides a quick guide to stakeholder engagement in support of Georgia's Systems of Continuous Improvement.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated 20-2- 86. Operation of school councils; training programs; membership; management; roles and responsibilities
(s) School councils are advisory bodies. The councils shall provide advice and recommendations to the school principal and, where appropriate, the local board of education and local school superintendent on any matter related to student achievement and school improvement, including, but not limited to, the following:
- (1) School board policies;
- (2) School improvement plans;
- (3) Curriculum and assessments;
- (4) Report cards issued or audits of the school conducted by the Office of Student Achievement;
- (5) Development of a school profile which shall contain data as identified by the council to describe the academic performance, academic progress, services, awards, interventions, environment, and other such data as the council deems appropriate;
- (6) School budget priorities, including school capital improvement plans;
- (7) School-community communication strategies;
- (8) Methods of involving parents and the community;
- (9) Extracurricular activities in the school;
- (10) School-based and community services;
- (11) Community use of school facilities;
- (12) Student discipline and attendance;
- (13) Reports from the school principal regarding progress toward the school's student achievement goals, including progress within specific grade levels and subject areas and by school personnel; and
- (14) The method and specifications for the delivery of early intervention services or other appropriate services for underachieving students.
(t) The role of the school council in the principal selection process shall be determined in policy written by the local board of education.