Principal Advisory Council 

formerly known as the Fernbank School Council

​"Principal Advisory Councils are coalitions of parents, guardians, and teachers that serve their school communities at 112 DCSD schools. Councils act as a link between the school and the community, encouraging engagement with stakeholders, increasing transparency, monitoring progress, and participating in the selection of a school’s principal." They are elected each fall by parents in an election held by DeKalb County Schools.

What does

the PAC do?

Principal Advisory Councils bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance.

 

The Fernbank Principal Advisory Council (PAC) includes seven parent representatives and three teacher representatives who are elected to two-year terms in September (open positions are staggered such that half of the PAC is newly elected each year). The Principal and the PTA Co-Chairs are ex-officio members of the PAC. Meetings are open to all staff, teachers, and parents.

 

Fernbank PAC members are also members of the Druid Hills Cluster Alliance (including PACs from other schools in the Druid Hills Cluster, Region 2 Superintendent Trenton Arnold, and Region 2 School Board member Marshall Orson) which meet to discuss issues affecting the cluster as a whole, providing opportunity to advocate for the cluster with one voice.

ROLE

  • Act as a link between the school and the community

  • Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community

  • Work to increase student achievement through transparent operations and shared best practices

  • Review the Continuous School Improvement Plan and monitor progress toward goals

  • Participate in the selection of the school principal

Fernbank School Council Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes*

*includes votes taken

The School Council meetings are held at 3pm.
They are open to the school community. Minutes can be found by following this link:

Meeting Dates and Minutes for the 2019-20 School Year:

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Agenda and Minutes

Tuesday October 1, 2019 Agenda and Minutes

Dec. 3

January 14

Feb 18

Meeting Dates and Minutes for the 2018-19 School Year:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Agenda and Minutes

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Minutes

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Agenda and Minutes

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Agenda and Minutes

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Agenda and Minutes

From the 2017-18 School Year:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 Agenda and Minutes

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Agenda and Minutes

Monday, March 19, 2018 Agenda and Minutes

Thursday, May 17, 2018

From the 2016-17 School Year:

 

Monday, September 21, 2016: Agenda and Minutes

Monday, December 13, 2016: Agenda and Minutes

Monday, March 20, 2017: Agenda and Minutes

Monday, May 15, 2017: Agenda and Minutes

Fernbank
School Council
Parent Representatives
2020-2021

Steve Langdon

Chair

Term expires 9/30/21

srlangdon@hotmail.com 

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Rod Eggleston

Vice Chair
Term expires 9/30/21

rodandeggs@gmail.com

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Barbara Christiansen
Secretary
Term expires 9/30/22
barbara.christiansen@gmail.com

Josh Bornstein

Council Member 

9/30/22

josh.bornstein@gmail.com

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Keagan Russo

Council Member 
9/30/22

keagan.russo@gmail.com

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Lindsay Wolf

Council Member

Term expires 9/30/21

lindsay.k.wolf@gmail.com

​"Principal Advisory Councils are coalitions of parents, guardians, and teachers that serve their school communities at 112 DCSD schools. Councils act as a link between the school and the community, encouraging engagement with stakeholders, increasing transparency, monitoring progress, and participating in the selection of a school’s principal." They are elected each fall by parents in an election held by DeKalb County Schools.

The purpose of the Principal Advisory Council is to bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance.

The members of the Principal Advisory Council are accountable to the constituents they serve and shall:

  • Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues;

  • Act as a link between the school and the community;

  • Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community; and

  • Work to increase student achievement and performance through transparent operations and shared best practices.
     

The Principal Advisory Council operates under the control and management of the DeKalb County School District and will follow Board of Education policies and procedures. The Principal Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the school principal, the local board of education and local school superintendent on matters related to school climate/culture, student achievement, and community partnerships.