Mt. Bethel Elementary 
School Council

Our School Council completes all activities outlined in the Georgia Law but more importantly acts as a governing body, a conduit for information, and opportunity for community involvement.  Members include staff, parents, and business leaders.


Board Rule on School Councils:

Draft Bylaws:

2017 - 2018 School Council


2017- 2017 Meeting Dates:

Joint School Council Meeting at Walton

2016 - 2017 School Council


2016 - 2017 Meeting Dates:

September 23, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

November 18, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes


February 2017 - Walton Feeder Pattern Cluster Meeting


May 12, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

2015 - 2016 School Council


2015 - 2016 Meeting Dates:

December 8, 2015 - Agenda | Minutes

February 26, 2016 - Walton Feeder Pattern Cluster Minutes


March 25, 2016- Agenda | Minutes


May 13, 2016 - Agenda | Minutes

2014 - 2015 School Council

During the 2013-14 school year, our School Council provided input to the District regarding the Language Arts Adoption, reviewed construction plans, and discussed important Mt. Bethel initiatives.  


We look forward to successful collaboration during the 2014-15 school year!  Topics for discussion will be determined by the MBES School Council, and may include discussions on class size, funding, budgets, local school initiatives, district initiatives, and opportunities to advocate for our students and community.


2014-15 Board Member Nominations:  August 25 - September 3.  

Download the Letter Requesting Nominations by clicking HERE.

Download the Nomination Form by clicking HERE.


2014-15 Board Member Elections:  Friday, September 5 from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Front Office. 


2014-15 Meeting Dates (4 minimum required)

September 24th - Meeting at Sope Creek with FACE It Cobb.

November 11th

February 13th

February 26th @ Walton - Cluster School Council Meeting - cancelled


Check back for more information and minutes from each of our meetings.  We look forward to a productive year!

School Council Members:

Jessica Appleyard, Principal (Permanent Member)

Melissa Niederjohn, Chairperson, Parent, and Business Person (Year Two of Service)

Mari Shaw, Teacher (Year Two of Service)

Jen Sigmund, Teacher (Year Two of Service)

Dorie Downs, Parent and Business Person (Year One of Service)

Lisa Glickman, Parent and Business Person (Year One of Service)

John Panessa, Parent and Business Person (Year One of Service)

Meeting Minutes:


1210 Johnson Ferry Road

Marietta, Georgia 30068

Cobb County School District

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