What is the PAC or School Council?

Local School Councils bring schools and communities together to solve education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the decision-making process.

Each council consists of a minimum of seven members: four parents/guardians, two certified teachers, and the principal. Members are trained to organize meetings and develop School Council bylaws, understand advisory status and authority, recognize legal issues such as open meetings and open records laws and confidentiality, make recommendations to increase student achievement, and create a continuous improvement plan.


Councils provide an opportunity for local school decisions by representing the interests of the school community to the principal, who in turn conveys the information to Regional Superintendents, the Superintendent, and, if necessary, the Board of Education.


Interested in joining the PAC? Please contact Maria Davila, chair of the Laurel Ridge Principal Advisory Council, at petoguerrero@gmail.com.


Get Involved with PAC



PAC Meetings 2019-2020(*)

(*) All taking place at 5 pm at the LRES library

  • November 7, 2019

  • December 3, 2019

  • January 7, 2020

  • March 2, 2020

  • Cancelled-May 4, 2020



Council Members


Laurel Ridge Elementary School
1215 Balsam Drive
Decatur GA, 30033
678-874-6902 (Office)
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*This site is maintained by the Laurel Ridge Elementary PTA. Click here for official DeKalb County School District site.