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Principal's Advisory Council

The purpose of the Principal Advisory Council is to bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance.

The members of the Principal Advisory Council are accountable to the constituents they serve and shall:

  1. Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues;
  2. Act as a link between the school and the community;
  3. Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community; and
  4. Work to increase student achievement and performance through transparent operations and shared best practices.

The Principal Advisory Council operates under the control and management of the DeKalb County School District and will follow Board of Education policies and procedures. The Principal Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the school principal, the local board of education and local school superintendent on matters related to school climate/culture, student achievement, and community partnerships.

PAC Members 

Ms. Sarah Hughes -PAC chair
Ms. Sherrice Adams - Recording Secretary
Mr. Grace - Parliamentarian.
Ms. Sims- additional officer  *as needed
Parent Rep II- vacant 



PAC 2018-2019 Schedule


Archived Council Pages

2016-2017 School Council & 2017-2018 Principal's Advisory Board Agendas & Minutes

DCSD PAC Contacts

Kina M. Champion
School Governance Liaison

Official Newsletter of DCSD Principal Advisory Councils - December 2019

Official Newsletter of DCSD Principal Advisory Councils |

December 2019

Fall 2019 Cross-Council Meeting 

The DCSD School Innovation Department will host

the first of two cross-council meetings on Thursday,

December 12th (5:30pm-8:00pm) at the Administrative

& Instructional Complex.  The purpose of the cross-council

structure is to provide Principal Advisory Councils and

Governing Boards with timely updates from District

departments and resources to support collaboration

and planning. 

Facilitators for the Fall 2019 Cross-Council Meeting

Please designate 1-2 members of your Principal Advisory

Council or Governing Board to attend the Fall cross-council

meeting.  If you have questions or concerns, contact Marcia Campbell at or 

678.676.0718.  Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, December 10th.

Date:  Thursday, December 12, 2019
Time:  5:30pm-8:00pm
Location:  AIC | Auditorium

The Opportunity Myth & Authentic Community Engagement

TNTP is a national non-profit organization whose mission

is to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing

excellent teachers to the students who need them most and

by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective

teaching in every classroom. Representatives from TNTP's

Policy & Advocacy and Community Engagement teams will

join us for our Fall 2019 Cross-Council meeting to discuss

the organization's latest report, The Opportunity Myth, as

well as TNTP's school transformation work in a learning

lab of DCSD schools.  Click here to learn more about

TNTP and to launch the interactive report. 

Naviance College, Career, & Life Readiness Platform

DeKalb County School District is the first of the major Atlanta-area school systems to select Naviance as its exclusive college, career and life readiness (CCLR) platform.  Naviance is the most widely adopted CCLR platform in the country, with over 13 million students in 14,000 schools across the United States using its technology.   Naviance provides information and resources that enable school counselors, teachers, students, and parents to engage in meaningful conversations about how to assess a student’s options after high school. The platform arms students with the tools to explore, apply to, and enroll in a post-secondary path that is the best fit for the student, based on education and career goals, learning style, and personal preferences regarding where and how they would like to continue their education.

For more information about Naviance and instructions for accessing your account (high schools only), please click here.

School Governance 101 Training

School Governance 101 is a mandatory training for new Principal Advisory Council members.  Training topics include the following: Council bylaws, compliance requirements, ethics, community engagement strategies, school budgeting basics, continuous improvement planning and effective meeting facilitation.  All members must complete training no later than March 5th, 2020.

Option 1:  In-Person Training at AIC.  Click here to register. 

Option 2:  Onsite Training at Your School.  Contact or 678.676.0718.

Option 3:  Self-Paced Online Module.  Click hereto access the self-paced module.   

Dec. 9:  DeKalb Board of Education Meeting | AIC | 2:00pm

Dec. 12:  Fall 2019 Cross-Council Meeting | AIC | 5:30pm-8:00pm

Dec. 13:  Deadline to address corrective actions listed in mid-year PAC compliance audits.  Websites will be re-checked the week of December 16th.

Dec. 23-Jan. 4:  DCSD Schools Closed for Winter Break

Jan. 7:  In-Person School Governance 101 Training | AIC | 10:00am-12:30pm

Jan. 13:  DeKalb Board of Education Meeting | AIC | 2:00pm

Principal's Advisory Council Meeting December 19, 2019

The Principals Advisory Counsel will convene on 12/19 @5pm in the principals conference room. Here is the draft agenda 

I. Principal Status Update 

II.  Title I funds & Spending 

III. School Beautification 

IV. Community Involvement 


Bernard L. Grace 

Interrelated-Teacher, Exceptional Ed. 

Towers HS

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