It’s hard to believe, but we have been operating as a Charter System for nearly two years! Throughout this transition, we’ve seen greater transparency and increased engagement. A major factor in these improvements is the work of our GO Teams. Each school in our district has a nine-member governance team that works collaboratively with the school principal to develop a strategic plan, approve an operating budget and offer input on personnel decisions. These teams are charged with seeking out new and innovative ways to ensure every student is afforded the tools and support necessary for success.
The best part of operating as a charter system is that each GO Team can really look at the needs of the students it serves. Not the district as a whole, but the needs of an individual school community. In June, the first two-year term will expire, leaving more than 400 seats available on GO Teams all over the district. That’s at least five positions at each school.
Now, it’s your turn! The GO Teams in place now have done an incredible job in their first term. More than 400 new and returning candidates need your votes!
So, here’s what we need…parents/guardians and instructional staff, you can vote for your peers from your computer or mobile device at aps.everyonecounts.com now through March 26. We also have community member seats open. Anyone interested in those positions can register online at www.apsstrongschools.com. Candidates for these seats are nominated by the principal and approved by the team.
GO Teams give our parents, educators and community members a real voice … It’s a genuine opportunity to positively impact the future of your Atlanta Public Schools. You can be the voice our students need. STRONG SCHOOLS START WITH YOU!