School Council

Mission Statement

The General Assembly of Georgia and the Cherokee County Board of Education believes that parent and community support is critical to the success of students and the school. The purpose of the School Council is to bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult educational problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.

Meeting Dates

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Meeting Minutes


The management and control of the Cherokee County Public Schools shall be the responsibility of the Cherokee County Board of Education, under the Principal, who is under the Superintendent of Schools. School Council’s are advisory bodies and shall provide advice, recommendations, and assistance and represent the community of parents and businesses.


Elliott Berman
Adam Johnson
Christal Hardaway
DeAnda Cavallaro
Debby Matulevcus
Heather Lipham
Holly Pecht
Sue Whitfield


A School Council must consist of a minimum of seven members; the Principal, two teachers elected by the faculty, and four parents, two of which must be business men/women, that are elected by parents. The parents and teachers each serve staggered two-year terms so that one teacher and two parents are elected each year. Elections are held on Curriculum Night following the classroom visitation schedule. Sequoyah High School’s School Council also consists of a business representative whose children have graduated from Sequoyah High School.