From Will Shevlin:
There is a Mary Lin Local School Council election to fill two vacant slots this Monday the 26th. Ballots will be available in the office during school hours.
The LSC is an elected body made up of parents, teachers, business owners and the principal. It is powers and duties are mandated by the State of GA. The LSC cannot dictate decisions to APS but is listened to and respected during decision making processes. The LSC can also help influence the direction of Mary Lin and its priorities as seen by parents. An example of that could be policy and procedures having to do with long term substitute teachers.
This year the LSC has met regularly to discuss potential redistricting and wrote letters to APS in response to each version of the potential redistricting proposal. It is important to note that Mary Lin did not have anyone on the Inman LSC in the 2011-2012 school year. We may influence those decisions more through the Mary Lin LSC than the Inman LSC. That being said we will want to find a parent willing to participate on the Inman LSC next year and we will need to make an effort to elect them. Next year the LSC will play a key role in the following three activities.
1) Influencing the implementation of the redistricting plan for 2012-13 school year
2) Influencing the proposed and likely expansion at Mary Lin
3) Participating in round two of the redistricting plan to determine the location of the 6th grade annex or a second middle school and the zoning if there is a second middle school
The following individuals have put their hat in the ring for LSC. You can vote for two of the following four individuals.
Lori Van Rossem
Thank you for voting on Monday.