The local school council concept is an initiative of the A+ Educational Reform Act of 2000 (HB1187). Georgia law requires every school system to have a school council operational in all elementary, middle and high schools. The primary goals of local school councils includes:
Local school councils meet at least four times per year, and all meetings are open to the public.
Benteen Elementary Local School Council
From left to right: Ms. Shakarra Harris (secretary), Ms. Cherlon Jones (chair), and Mrs. Towanda
Harris (vice chair).