School Governance


"School level governance" means decision-making authority in personnel decisions, financial decisions, curriculum and instruction, resource allocation, establishing and monitoring the achievement of school improvement goals, and school operations. "

[See O.C.G.A. 20-2-2062(12.1)]


The Purpose of the School Governance Team:

The purpose of the School Governance Team (SGT) is to make decisions that support the continuous improvement of the school in accordance with the provisions of the Charter. The members of the SGT are accountable to the constituents they serve and will perform those functions and duties and have those responsibilities of a school governance team as are set forth in the Charter. The SGT understands that the Charter governs the operations of Barrow County Schools. To the extent that there is any inconsistency between these bylaws and the Charter, the Charter will govern.


Duties of School Governance Team:

  • School-community communication strategies
  • Methods of involving parents and the community
  • School-based and community services
  • Review formative and summative assessment data for the purpose of improving student achievement
  • Actively participate in the review of our district accreditation standards
  • Provide input on principal selection to the Superintendent
  • Recommend school needs during the budget process



Click here to request to appear before the WMS School Governance Team.


Interested in becoming a School Governance Team member? Click here


WMS Governance Team Members:


Assistant Principal

Ms. Judy Hollandsworth

Business Partner
Ms. Staci Hubbard
Mr. Joseph Brown

Parents/Community Members

Mr. Ryan Dunlap

Ms. Brandi Dover


Mr. Albert Smith


Ms. Sara Kendrick

Ms. Carla Vela



Mr. Jake Gonzalez, 7th Grade



Ms. Hannah Croy



Westside Middle School Governance Team Meeting Dates: 2017-2018



Sept 19, 2018 @ 2:30

Oct 17, 2018 @ 2:30

Nov 28, 2018 @ 2:30

Dec. 19, 2018 @ 2:30

Jan 23, 2019 @ 2:30

Feb 20, 2019 @ 2:30

Mar 20, 2019 @ 2:30

April 17, 2019 @ 2:30

May 15, 2019 @ 2:30



For more information on SGTs please click here.