Hightower Trail School Council

Hightower Trail joined other Cobb County Schools in implementing a school council beginning the 2003-04 school year.  The A+ Education Reform Act of 2000 (HB1187) required that all Georgia schools have a council by October 2003.

The council is defined as a local school advisory group, made up of the school principal, two parents/guardians, two certified staff members, and two business representatives.  Councils are intended to improve communication and to promote cooperation in support of student achievement and school improvement.  Each council may provide advice and recommendations on various issues to the principal and to the Cobb Board of Education.  These issues can include student achievement goals, curriculum and instruction, school and community communication and local school board policies. 

HB 1190 allows for more than 2 parents and 2 business partners to serve on the school council.  The minimum number of meetings is 4 per year.  Terms normally last 2 years but this bill allows for staggered terms so that all members do not rotate off at the same time. Parents may serve for two years and must have one or more children in our school during that entire time.  Parents who serve on the school council should have a broad interest in school concerns and are required to attend summer training as well as regular meetings.

Anyone is invited to attend the school council meetings or you may keep up with the meetings through this web site.

Hightower Trail School Council

2015-2016 Calendar

All meetings will be from 7:45 am until 9:00 am in the HTMS conference Room

September 16, 2015

October 21, 2015

November 17, 2015

January 20, 2016

February 24, 2016

March 16, 2016

April 27, 2016

School Council Members


Chair:  Tara Riddle

Vice Chair:  Adria Casey

Secretary:  Julie Thomas

Bradley Beebe

Michele Bauer

Lauren Gray

William Grashuis

Laura Montgomery

Beth Weiss

Minutes from Past Meetings: 

October 21, 2015

September 16, 2015

August 26, 2015

April 22, 2015

December 17, 2014

September 24, 2014

August 27, 2014

April 16, 2014

March 19, 2014

January 15, 2014

September 11, 2013

March 1, 2013

January 25, 2013

November 30, 2012

October 26, 2012

September 28, 2012

April 13, 2012

March 19, 2012

February 13, 2012

January 23, 2012

December 19, 2011

November 14, 2011

October 17, 2011

September 19, 2011