School Council

2020-21 Last Updated: 11/3/2020 2:39 PM


2020-21 Council By-Laws (adopted 11/2/20)


Members Meeting Dates Agenda /
Mr. Jeffrey Tharpe - Principal 10-22-2020 (JCSS Mtg) See JCSS Council Resource Page
Dr. Stacy Carr - A.P. (non voting) 11-2-2020 Nov 2 Agenda-Minutes
Mrs. Erin Caves - Parent (PRESIDENT) 2-8-2020  
Mr. Jeff Rickman 3-29-2020  
Mr. Jamie Sark    
Mrs. Candice Tate - Parent    
Mrs. Tara Robinson - Teacher (SECRETARY)    
Teacher - OPEN    
Dr. Nancy Nash - BOE Member    
ARCHIVED MEETING DATES Archived Minutes/Agenda  
Monday, October 28, 2019 @5:30pm Oct 28 Minutes  
Monday December 9th, 2019 @5:30pm Dec. 9th Minutes  
Monday February 10th 2020 @5:30pm Feb 10th - Minutes  
Monday March 30th, 2020 @5:30pm CANCELLED  
* rescheduled from Dec. 2nd    


Turner Woods Elementary School - School Council Representatives Information

Parent – Teacher Nomination Form

September 30, 2020

What is a School Council and what does it do?

The school council is an advisory body organized to assist Turner Woods Elementary School. The council fosters a collaborative relationship among school administrators, parents, teachers, and the business community to provide recommendations for school improvement. School Council meetings are scheduled for a total of four meetings during the school year. Council members will serve in either 1-year or 2-year terms.

Who is on the school council?

The school council will consist of a minimum of seven members: parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school; community members/business partners; two certified full-time teachers; and the principal. The term of office for council members is two years. Council members can serve more than one term. Currently, there is one PARENT  vacancy on the school council.

Why is parent membership so important?

Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school. Parent representation is essential to the school council initiative. The law requires parents to elect parent representatives to the council. Parents are eligible to serve on the school council if they have one or more children presently enrolled at Turner Woods.

How can you become involved?

If you or someone you know is a parent/guardian of a child who is enrolled as a student at Turner Woods, you might consider nominating yourself or others for election as a member of the school council.

Do I need special experience to be on the school council?

No. What is needed are members with an interest in their child’s school and the desire to work with other parents, community members, teachers, and administrators to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s concerns and share ideas to foster school improvement.

What is the process for the school council elections?

  • We will accept nominations from Wednesday, September 30, 2020 until Monday, October 19, 2020 (2pm). Please be sure if you are nominating someone else, they have accepted the nomination. Nomination forms will be available for download from the school website or a physical copy will be available in the front office. Completed nomination forms should be sent back to your child’s teacher or submitted to the front office by 2:00 pm on Monday, October 19th, 2020.
  • Information for all candidates will be shared at a called Council Meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020 @5:30pm (TWES Media Center) for member/representative elections to the TWES School Council. Nominations can also be made at this called meeting. Ballots will be cast at the end of the called meeting.
  • Each family will vote for one parent (TWES parent or JCSS employee parent of student @ TWES) to serve as a parent representative. Only one ballot per household shall be completed per member candidate.
  • Certified teacher representative(s) will vote for ONE certified TWES teacher to serve as a Teacher representative. Only one ballot per certified teacher for each teacher candidate shall be completed. Both nominating and nominated teacher/parent must be present to participate in this process. Elected members will be announced on our website / Social Media following the conclusion of the called meeting.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the school at 478-986-2222.