What is the PAC? 


The Principal Advisory Council (PAC) 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 the local school superintendent on matters related to school climate/culture, student achievement, and community partnerships.


What is the role of the PAC?

  • Act as a link between the school and the community
  • Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community
  • Work to increase student achievement through transparent operations and shared best practices
  • Review the Continuous School Improvement Plan and monitor progress toward goals
  • Participate in the selection of the school principal


What is expected from PAC members?

  • Meet a minimum of four times each school year
  • Review the annual State of the School Address prior to presentation to the school
  • Complete DeKalb's School Governance 101 Training
  • Attend the Fall and Spring PAC Cross-Council Meetings
  • Complete a self-assessment of the Principal Advisory Council


Who makes up the PAC?


The PAC is comprised of 4 parents/guardians, the principal, and two faculty members.  Parent/guardian members each serve a two-year term. 

  • Elected Members of the Principal Advisory Council shall include the following two categories:
    1. Four (4) parents/guardians of students enrolled in the school, excluding parents who are also employees of the school, elected by the parents/guardians of the school, and
    2. Two (2) teachers (non-supervisory instructional staff) elected by the full-time nonsupervisory staff of the school.


PAC Officers

The Officers of the Principal Advisory Council shall be a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary. Only elected members of the Council may serve in officer roles. Officers shall be elected at the first meeting of the Principal Advisory Council following the fall election of DCSD Principal Advisory Council. The chairperson shall be an elected parent member. Officers shall be elected for a term of one (1) year. Non-voting members may not serve in any officer position. 

  • The chairperson shall develop the agenda for all meetings, preside over all meetings of the Principal Advisory Council, and serve as the primary point of contact to the Principal.
  • The vice-chairperson shall, in the absence of the chairperson, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the chairperson.
  • The secretary shall attend all meetings, act as the clerk of the Principal Advisory Council, record all votes, summary of meetings and minutes of all proceedings, and maintain all required documentation of the Principal Advisory Council per the Bylaws.