Local School Governance Team (LSGT) - 'GO Team'
Restructuring as a charter system positions those closest to students to make decisions for their schools through Local School Governance Teams (LSGTs). Decentralized decision-making recognizes the expertise and insight of educators and the community at the school site level and empowers them to align resources and strategies to their students’ needs.
Comprised of parents, staff, community members and the principal, LSGTs will determine solutions for their schools through an annual process of budgeting and improvement planning. School level decision-making is aligned to a cluster strategic plan, which is a multi-year vision developed by a committee of representatives from each school in the cluster called the Cluster Advisory Team (CAT). The elected chair of each of the nine CATs participates in a CAT Executive Committee, which convenes to review and recommend approval or revision of any initiative presented to this committee by the Superintendent. This multi-tiered level of support and input equips school sites within a cluster to align, support one another, and provide feedback on district-level initiatives.A key characteristic of charter systems is their distributed leadership decision-making structure. Within such a structure, a charter system must implement school level governance and grant decision-making authority in personnel decisions, financial decisions, curriculum and instruction, resource allocation, establishing and monitoring the achievement of school improvement goals, and school operations
Learn More: Local School Governance Training
2016-2017 GO Team Members
ChairLewis Cartee, Parent Representative
email@example.comVice ChairJeanne Fore, Parent Representative
SecretaryTracy King-Holmes, Educator Representative
Aretta Baumgartner, Swing Seat Representative aretta.baumgartner@atlanta.
k12.ga.us Melanie Searcy, Educator Representative
Marc Takacs, Community Representative
GO Team Public Comment Format
As the Burgess-Peterson Academy GO Team welcomes input from students, staff, parents and members of the community, each meeting will include an opportunity for public comment. To register for an opportunity to speak three options are given:
- Email Sue Ellen Wortzel (GO Team member) at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit the sign up sheet in the vestibule at the front of the school until 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday the week of our schedule meetings.
- Sign up until 6pm during the meeting.
Please include your name, email address and topic.