MES GO Team
What is the GO Team?All school systems in the State of Georgia were required in 2016 to select a new operating model. As a result, beginning July 1, 2016, Atlanta Public Schools became a Charter System. At that time, Local School Councils were replaced with Local School Governance Teams or "GO Teams", and now have a more defined structure and decision-making authority. The GO Team is a school-level council with the power to make certain kinds of decisions and provide input on school and district ideas. Membership is comprised of 10 members (only 9 with voting rights): 3 parents and/or guardians (elected by parents/guardians); 2 community members (nominated by the Principal and approved by the GO Team); 3 instructional staff (elected by staff); 1 swing seat (filled by parent/guardian, community member or instructional staff, depending on the team needs); the Principal (ex officio- non voting- member); and, in some cases, 1 student elected by students (at high school level only). Click here for a list of FAQs about APS GO Teams.2018-19 MES GO Team Members:3 Parents/Guardians (elected by MES Parents-Guardians):
3 Instructional Staff (elected by MES Staff):2 Community Members (nominated by Principal, approved by GO Team):1 Swing Member (filled by Parent/Guardian, Instructional Staff or Community Member, depending on GO Team needs):
- Cara Frattasi- GO Team Chair, 2019-2020
- Timothy Richman- Cluster Advisory Team member, 2019-2020
- Catalina Sibilsky- Cluster Advisory Team member 2016-17, Cluster Advisory Team member 2017-18
- Liz Davis- Community Member
Upcoming Meeting Schedule for the 2018-19 school year: *Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings take place in the MES Main Campus Auditorium.
- January 22, 2019, at 6:00 pm (MES Media Center)
- February 27, 2019, at 6:00 pm
- April 9, 2019, at 6:00 pm
- May 15, 2019, at 6:00 pm
Past Meetings and Work Sessions (2018-19 school year):
- August 8, 2018, at 6:00 pm
- September 12, 2018, at 6:00 pm
- October 16, 2018, 6:00 pm
- November 13, 2018, at 6:00 pm (MES Media Center)
- December 3, 2018, Work Session at 3:00 pm (MES Media Center)
Public Comment Guidelines:
The Morningside Elementary School (“MES”) GO Team welcomes and encourages citizens to attend its meetings to become better acquainted with the programs of MES and the role of the GO Team. Unless otherwise provided by law, the GO Team meetings are open to the public. Citizens are welcome to attend the meetings but must refrain from interrupting or distracting the GO Team proceedings. For those people wishing to provide comment, designated time periods for public comment are identified on each agenda. Public comment is planned as an official agenda item of every regular meeting of the Morningside GO Team. Please refer to each published agenda to confirm the time periods, but it is anticipated that there will be two 10-minute time periods during each meeting for the public to offer comment. The first period is scheduled for 6:05 to 6:15 pm, and the second period is scheduled for the final 10 minutes of the meeting. A sign-up sheet will be available at the door and must be used by any person who wishes to speak during the public comment period. Each member of the public will have two (2) minutes to speak. At the close of the two (2) minute period, the speaker will be asked to take their seat so that others identified on the sign-in sheet can be provided with an opportunity to speak. The public comment period is designed to gain input from the public. It is not for immediate responses by the GO Team to the public comment presented. At the end of each public comment period, the period will be closed and the GO Team will move on to the next agenda item. If there are questions or information that you for the GO Team, you may also contact one or more of the GO Team members before or after the meetings.
Take the MES GO Team 2019 Summary!The MES GO Team needs your help! Please click HERE to take a brief 8 question survey. Your responses will provide valuable insight as we identify priorities and engage in budget discussion for the 2019-20 school year. The survey will be open until 11:45 pm on January 22, 2019. Results will be distributed in February 2019. Questions? Contact Christi Feeney, Chair of the Family Engagement & Communications Advisory Committee for the MES GO Team.