• Washington Park Elementary School Governance Team

    OUR School Governance Team is an integral component of Jasper County Charter System. The School Governance Team, or SGT, is responsible for setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the schools.

    Current Members are:

     

     

    Linda Simmons

    Linda Simmons, Vice Chairperson (Community Member)

    Mary Camp (Community Member)

     Sheila Pounds

    Sheila Pounds (Parent Member)

    Billy Bryant (Parent Member)

    Jehan El Jourbagy (Parent Member)

    Leann Hoffman

    Leann Hoffman (Chair person Member)

    Erica Sands (Parent Member)

    Chassidy Hoffman (Teacher Member)

    Kim Ragan (Teacher Member)

    Susan Stone

    Susan Stone (Principal)

    For a copy of the complete WPES School Governance Team Bylaws, please click here!

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    Responsibilities

    The responsibilities of SGTs are as follows:

    1. Actively participate in the development of and approval of the School Improvement Plan;

    2. Review and monitor assessment data for the purpose of improving student achievement;

    3. Actively participate in the district accreditation process;

    4. Work with the principal to make decisions and recommendations for the use of personnel based on the system allotments;

    5. Actively participate in the hiring process for administrative personnel at the school;

    6. Recommend school needs to the Jasper County Board of Education during the budget process;

    7. Reach consensus in approving the school budget for instructional materials, technology, textbooks, and pupil services;

    8. Review and reach consensus in approving textbooks, curriculum and instructional focus of the school;

    9. Create a process and communication strategies for involving parents and the community;

    10. Review and recommend actions to improve the overall operations and learning environment of the school (examples: school behavior code, dress code, attendance policy, schedule, extra-curricular activities, community service, school calendar, promotion and retention policy)

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    Membership

     

    The SGT is comprised of the following members:

    1. Two parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school, excluding parents or guardians who are also employees of the school;

    2. A minimum of two representatives from the business community whose business is located in Jasper County;

    3. One certified teacher who is nominated and elected by the teachers;

    4. One certified teacher who is appointed by the principal;

    5. School Principal who shall serve as a nonvoting member.

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    Public Meetings

    Meeting Dates:

    August 15, 2019

    September 19, 2019

    October 24, 2019

    November 14, 2019

    January 16, 2020

    February 20, 2020

    March 19, 2020

    April 16, 2020

    May 14, 2020

    June 18, 2020

    s are open to the public per Georgia's Open Meetings Act and agendas and minutes are to be posted per Georgia's Open Records Act. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 8:30am at WPES. Minutes are available on eBoard.