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Southwest DeKalb High School

Dekalb County Schools

Principal Advisory Council


What is PAC? 
The PAC is a group of the principal and elected members of the school, including 2 teachers and 4 parents. The PAC’s focus is the Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) which involves initiatives for Science, Math, Attendance, and Graduation.

What Do We Do? 
We meet once a month throughout the school year and discuss action items to support student achievement, current activities related to the school and district, and community engagement. We establish specific goals each year to work towards that allow us to stay focused and productive. 

The members of the Principal Advisory Council are accountable to the constituents they serve. The purpose of the Principal Advisory Council is to bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance. 
  1. Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues;
  2. Act as a link between the school and the community;
  3. Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community; and
  4. Work to increase student achievement and performance through transparent operations and shared best practices.
The Principal Advisory Council operates under the control and management of the DeKalb County School District and will follow Board of Education policies and procedures. The Principal Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the school principal, the local board of education and local school superintendent on matters related to school climate/culture, student achievement, and community partnerships.

All meetings are open to the public and some meetings are open for commentary. More information on the PAC in general, visit the district’s website: for more information. 


Scheduled Meeting Dates

Under the Open Meetings Act (O.C.G.A. 50-14-1 - 50-14-6), the following SWDHS Principal's Advisory Council meetings will be held on the scheduled dates. All meetings are scheduled for 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. 

2023-2024 Meeting Dates