Welcome to the HCES School Advisory Council Page


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Little Red Robin Hood

Please Come to the Play!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Peep Bridge Challenge!

3rd Graders Built Bridges to See Which Would Hold 300 Pennies

End-of-Year Picnic

Thursday, May 25th

Parent Action Committee Meeting

Questions: Contact Sunita Holloway, Director of Federal Programs


Heritage Day is Coming!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Little Red Robin Hood

Please Come to the Play!

Friday, May 5, 2017

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     600 Hill Circle | Jasper, GA 30143
Phone (706) 253-1880 | Fax (706) 253-1885

  • Little Red Robin Hood Play: Friday, 5/5/17, at 7:00 p.m. in PHS PAC
  • Heritage Day: Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: May 8-12, 2017
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Information About the HCES School Advisory Council

HCES School Advisory Council Bylaws

Why were School Councils Established?

Georgia’s A+ Education Reform Act of 2000 required that school councils be established at every public school by October 1, 2003. School councils are policy-level advisory bodies to the Principal, Superintendent, and local board of education. They may advise and make recommendations on any matter related to school improvement and student achievement. The purpose of school councils is to “bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.”

Who Serves on a School Council?

The 2007 General Assembly made changes to the school council law that requires parents to be 
the majority members. It still, however, allows flexibility in the membership of a school council. 

At a minimum, a School Council is composed of seven members: 
- The Principal 
- Two certificated teachers elected by the teachers 
- Four parents (or guardians) elected by the parents; two of the parents must be businesspersons 
- Two businesspersons, selected according to the school council’s bylaws 

The school council may, within its bylaws, increase the number of members as long as the 
parents remain the majority. Staff members, students, and members of school-related 
organizations such as the PTA/PTO may also be members and are selected according to the 
school council’s bylaws. Other businesspersons from the community may serve on the council 
as specified in the bylaws. The school council shall select the businesspersons to serve. 

Source: http://www.gsci.org/councils/2009%20Section%205%20-%20School%20Councils.pdf

More Information on School Councils


The 2016-2017 HCES School Advisory Council Members:

Eileen Steinhauer - Chair

Greg Hamilton - Vice Chair, Business Representative

Vicky Green - Secretary

Beth Simonds - Parent Representative

Dixie Simmons - Parent Representative

Mary Hutchinson - Parent Representative

Jennifer Halko - Principal

Chris Wallace - Assistant Principal

Courtney Davis - Teacher Representative

Deanna Mosley - Teacher Representative


8/17/16 - 12:00 p.m.

11/16/16 - 12:00 p.m.

2/15/17 - 12:00 p.m.

5/17/17 - 12:00 p.m.


Thank you for your service and commitment to the HCES School Advisory Council!


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