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.
Fernbank School Council Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes*
*includes votes taken
The School Council meetings are held at 3pm in the conference room in the main office. They are open to the school community. Minutes can be found by clicking the dates below.
Meeting Dates and Minutes for the 2019-20 School Year:
Meeting Dates and Minutes for the 2018-19 School Year:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Minutes
From the 2017-18 School Year:
Monday, September 18, 2017
Thursday, May 17, 2018
From the 2016-17 School Year:
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.
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