School Governance

  • The Board of Education of the City of Marietta believes parent and community support is critical to the success of students and schools. The establishment of School Governance Teams (SGT), pursuant to the Marietta City Schools Charter System petition, is intended to help local boards of education develop and nurture participation, bring parents and the community together with teachers and school administrators to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other's concerns, and share ideas for school improvement.

    Marietta City Charter System schools use the local school council as the framework of an expanded governance Board referred to as the School Governance Team (SGT). The SGT is entrusted with the responsibility of providing input, making recommendations, and rendering decisions regarding various aspects of the instructional program of the school and the school’s operational scheme. SGTs replace existing School Councils at all schools.


    As is required by the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the management and control of public schools shall be the responsibility of the local board of education. The School Governance Team (SGT) serves in a leadership capacity and works in conjunction with the principal to set a long-term vision and strategy for the school. In addition, SGT collaborates to design innovative solutions to increase the academic achievement of students and meet the unique needs of the school community. Elections for School Governance Team members occur annually and follow the membership procedures outlined in the SGT bylaws.

    SGT Elections 


    A.L. Burruss Elementary
    Dunleith Elementary
    Hickory Hills Elementary
    Lockheed Elementary
    Park Street Elementary
    Sawyer Road Elementary
    West Side Elementary
    Marietta Center for Advanced Academics
    Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
    Marietta Middle School



    Marietta High School SGB
    SGB Bylaws

    Marietta High School is unique and is governed by the SGB. The SGB is organized and operated to support a course of instructional study which merges academics with career and technical education and skills training for the benefits of the Marietta, Georgia community and for the educational purposes set forth in the Charter agreed to by the Board of Education of the City of Marietta and the Georgia Board of Education.



    Dr. Brittney Wilson  
    Executive Director of Innovative Practices
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    770-422-3500 ext. 7216