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Charter System Means Local Control of Schools

A key element to charter is moving decision making closer to where learning takes place. That means leaving decisions to the individual school systems and to the schools within the system. It also means involving more people in the decision making process - involving parents and community leaders in school decisions.

A Local School Governance Team in each school is the method the school system will use to get the community, parents and teachers involved in decision making to maximize educational opportunities for children. Each Local School Governance Team (LSGT) will seek to provide the best possible learning environment for the children in their community. The LSGT is searching for parents interested in serving on the governance team.

Local School Governance Team Members

The Governance Team is made up of the principal, 2 parents, 2 community leaders, and 2 faculty members. Middle and high schools will also include student participation in a manner decided by the schools.  LSGT groups may add members to the LSGT in accordance with the LSGT Bylaws.


For Parents - Be a parent of a child currently enrolled in the school and and the parent would have a child enrolled in the school for the entire two-year term.  

Community Leaders - A business partner or community leader with an interest in the school.

Meeting Schedule - Attend a minimum of tenmeetings of the LSGT each year.

Selection Process:

Parents - Elected by parents of the school.
Community Leaders - Appointed by the LSGT.

What type decisions will the Governance Teams make?

The local teams will make meaningful decisions that will impact the education of children in our community. Decisions will include budget and staffing for local schools.

How do I get involved?

Complete the candidate form, contact your school principal and express an interest in being a member of the Local School Governance Team (LSGT). Parent elections will be held in September!