Who Serves on a School Council? The 2007 General Assembly made changes to the school council law that requires parents to be the majority members. It still, however, allows flexibility in the membership of a school council. At a minimum, a School Council is composed of seven members: the principal, two certificated teachers, four parents (or guardians), two businesspersons, selected according to the school council’s bylaws. The school council may, within its bylaws, increase the number of members as long as the parents remain the majority. Staff members, students, and members of school related organizations such as the PTA/PTO may also be members and are selected according to the school council’s bylaws.