Local School Governance Bill
  • HB1187
    The A+ Education Reform Act (HB1187) 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, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process." School councils provide advice, recommendations, and assistance to principals and local boards of education. The management and control of public schools remains the responsibility of local boards of education, and the school leader is the principal, who also serves as the chair of the school council. In addition to the principal, school councils have six other members who serve two-year terms:  two certificated teachers elected by the teachers; two parents (or guardians) elected by the parents; two business persons, one appointed by the local board of education and one elected by the other five non-business members of the council. After participating in training, the council meets monthly. All of the council’s activities are focused on improving student achievement and performance, and the council may offer advice on such matters as the school calendar and curriculum programs.
Local School Governance Team Members
  • Overview:

    The purpose of the School Governance Team is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. The School Governance Team is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school, but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education. The Team is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school.



    Dr. Josh Purvis, Principal
    Dr. Ben Pitchford, Assistant Principal~ Chair
    Shannon Hall - Teacher ~ Co-Chair
    Ross Dekle - Parent/Business
    Jennifer McCant -Parent/Teacher ~ Secretary
    Marybell Hernandez - Parent 
    Beth Norman - Parent
    Tim Sizemore - Parent /Business

LSGT Meeting Dates
  • 2018 - 2019
    August 28, 2018
    October 4, 2018
    November 1, 2018
    January 24, 2019 
    March 7, 2019
    May 9, 2019

LSGT Agenda


LSGT Meeting Minutes
  • 2018-2019

Sunset's 2017-2018 SIP