Local School Councils
Forsyth County Schools has a strong tradition of local school governance involving staff, parent and community partners. Originally called Local School Advisory Councils (LSACs), FCS converted to Local School Councils (LSCs) in 2000 under Georgia's the A+ Education Reform Act.
FCS has active LSCs in all schools, with the exception of those schools that have been open for less than a year. Councils are comprised of a minimum of seven council members, including the principal, at least two certified teachers elected by teachers, parents (who make up the majority of the council, with at least two being business persons) and other members as specified in the bylaws.
LSCs are advisory bodies that provide recommendations to the school principal and Forsyth County Board of Education. Councils meet at least four times a year annually. All meetings and corresponding minutes are open to the public.
LSC meeting agendas and minutes can be viewed in Simbli by selecting "meetings" from the channel bar that runs horizontally across the top of the page. From the drop-down menu, select the name of the LSC you are seeking. LSC meeting minutes are also included in monthly BOE meeting agendas and annual recommendations are presented to the BOE each spring. Both the minutes and recommendations can be viewed in Simbli. To view the minutes, select "meetings" from the channel bar and then select a BOE regular meeting date. When the agenda appears, scroll to the bottom of it and select "Local School Council Minutes".