Emory LaVista Parent Council

Emory LaVista Parent Council (ELPC) meets for the purpose of strengthening the Druid Hills and Lakeside Cluster of Schools and Community by providing a forum for communication, and promoting educational opportunities for the families of our community.   To view upcoming meetings or contact one of our Board Members, visit the associated menu options to the left.

ELPC email communication signup:
EPLC maintains an email list to send out announcements, issue alerts and other information. To join the EPLC email list, send your full name and email to wheeleratlanta@gmail.com.

About ELPC:
ELPC serves these DeKalb County Schools from the Druid Hills and Lakeside Clusters:

  • Druid Hills High, Lakeside High
  • Druid Hills Middle, Henderson Middle
  • Briar Vista, Fernbank, Laurel Ridge, McLendon, Sagamore Hills, Briarlake, Evansdale, Hawthorne, Henderson Mill, Oak Grove, Pleasantdale, Avondale, Coralwood,the Museum School of Avondale Estates, the International Community Charter School, the GLOBE Academy, and the DeKalb School of the Arts.

ELPC got their start prior to Shamrock's first year as a middle school (1996-1997) when its feeder elementary schools worked closely together to plan for and create the Shamrock PTSA. Participants agreed that the exchange process itself was very positive and formalized its continuation with the Emory LaVista Parent Council. Since that time, parents have become much more engaged at and beyond the local school level through various parent councils.

What is the difference between ELPC, Principal Advisory Councils (formerly Local School Councils) and Parent Councils United (PCU)?

  • ELPC is made up of nominees from Principal Advisory Councils (PAC) in the Lakeside and Druid Hills Feeder schools and focus on topics that are relevant across all the schools.
  • Principal Advisory Councils work at the local school level. Both Lakeside and Druid Hills also have Cluster Councils made up of PAC members and specific committee members which also focus on topics that span across their feeder schools (i.e. Athletic, SPLOST, and county-wide topics). ELPC works closely to align to the goals and priorities of all school governance bodies.
  • PCU (Parent Councils United) includes nominees from PACs across the DCSD. This group focus on topic that affect all children and schools in the district such as Superintendent selection process, Budget transparency and alignment with DeKalb County leaders.

Stay Informed:

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