Georgia - Family Engagement Plans: Policy or Plan Requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.

2017 Georgia Code 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.

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