The mission of the MCMS School Council is to bridge the gap between parents, the school, students and family.
Our vision is to create well-rounded, globally aware individuals prepared to function safely in a technologically advanced society.
To succeed in our mission and vision, we need to hear from you! As you become aware of needs, concerns and positive suggestions, please share them with any of the Council members listed. How is MCMS doing? What could be done differently to better serve our students? What is being done effectively? How can the School Council assist you as students, parents, teachers, concerned community members?
Thank you for your interest in the MCMS School Council, and please work with us to continually improve our school.
Taken from http://www.georgiaeducation.org/councils/2009%20Section%205%20-%20School%20Councils.pdf
The General Assembly recognizes the need to improve communication and participation of parents and the community in the management and operation of local schools. The General Assembly believes that parent and community support is critical to the success of students and schools. The intent of this article is 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. The establishment of school councils is intended to help local boards of education develop and nurture participation, bring 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. School councils shall be reflective of the school community.
Article II: Purpose
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. School councils shall represent the community of parents and businesses.
The members of the school council are accountable to the constituents they serve and shall:
1. Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues;
2. Regularly participate in school council meetings;
3. Participate in information and training programs;
4. Act as a link between the school council and the community;
5. Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community; and
6. Work to improve student achievement and performance.
Article III: School Council Authority
The school council shall advise and make recommendations to the principal, local board of education and local school superintendent on matters relating to school improvement and student achievement.
The school council shall participate in the selection of the school principal in accordance with the written policy of the local board of education.
The school council shall review and approve the school improvement plan.
The school council shall review school site budget and expenditure information, and class sizes by grade.
The school council has the authority to appoint committees, study groups, or task forces for such purposes as it deems helpful and may utilize existing or new school advisory groups.
The school council shall have the same immunity as the local board of education in all matters directly related to the functions of the school council.