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Results for: charter school funding

State Charter Schools Commission Returns More than $2 Million in Funds to Georgia Classrooms

July 7, 2014, Atlanta, GA –  Georgia’s State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) reports that at the close of fiscal year 2014, it has returned more than $2 million in funds to state charter schools. Earlier this year, the Commission also voted to decrease its administrative fee from 3 percent to just under 2 percent, resulting […]

Georgia Charter Schools Association Applauds Supreme Court Affirmation

Atlanta, GA, September 22, 2013 – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), expressed relief over today’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that charter schools in the APS system should not be required to contribute to the school district’s $550 million unfunded pension obligation. The decision affects these APS charter schools: Atlanta Heights Charter School, Atlanta Latin […]

Is the Sky Falling?

By Dr. Tony Roberts During the campaign to pass the Charter Amendment, there were predictions of doomsday for public education from all over the state if the Charter Amendment passed. Four months later, I have not seen any signs of the sky falling for district-operated schools.  During the campaign, the Superintendent of Richmond County schools […]

Governor’s Office Presents Analysis of Charter School Funding

By David Werner Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative and External Affairs   As some of you know, I recently changed roles in the Governor’s Office and am now the Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative and External Affairs. This position was most recently held by Michael Shaffer, who left our office earlier this year for […]

Response to Letter from Herb Garrett of Georgia Superintendents Association

To:  All Charter School Leaders, Board Members & Charter School Advocates From:  Tony Roberts, President of Georgia Charter Schools Association A letter to school superintendents from Herb Garrett was posted on Friday in Maureen Downey’s blog on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s website.  You may hear from parents, community leaders, and other stakeholders in your area, […]

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