What is a Local School Governance Team?
In 2016, the Clarke County School District became the third-largest district to become a charter system in Georgia, with 21 schools and more than 12,000 students in our care. The flexibility granted by the state provides our district and schools the opportunities to find innovative ways to boost student achievement and close achievement gaps. The best part: parents, educators, and community members now share in the decision-making process by joining each individual school’s Local School Governance Team (LSGTeam).
As a charter system, CCSD is required to maximize school-level governance through LSGTeams. The teams have a real voice in critical decisions about their schools and aim to foster communication and collaboration between schools, families, and the community by providing governance input into school-level decisions. LSGTeams work with school leadership and the community to make data-driven decisions that help determine the school's long-term direction, design innovative solutions to increase student achievement, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community. In their work as a governing body, LSGTeams work with school leaders to set goals for the school and develop a plan to achieve them.