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Important Community Engagement Meeting

The State of Georgia is requiring school systems in Georgia to choose a governance structure by June 30, 2015. The Catoosa County Board of Education is holding a Community Engagement Meeting on April 30, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Colonnade Theater to discuss the new governance options.

The three options are: Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2), Charter System, or Status Quo system.

Status Quo:

• The school system’s governance structure does not change.

• The district loses current freedom from State Board of Education rules and Georgia Department of Education guidelines.

• The district has limited flexibility to determine innovative programs.

Investing in Educational Excellence or IE2:

• The local district has a performance contract with the State Board of Education, and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement sets achievement targets and conducts performance monitoring.

• The district receives freedom from State Board of Education rules and Georgia Department of Education guidelines.

• The district gains flexibility to determine innovative programs in exchange for achieving performance targets set by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

Charter System:

• The local district has a charter from the State Board of Education and commits to school-level governance teams.

• The district receives freedom from State Board of Education rules and Georgia Department of Education guidelines.

• The governance teams in each school have decision-making authority to determine innovative programs for the school and to monitor the achievement of school improvement goals.

Please plan to attend this important meeting on April 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the Colonnade Theater to better understand the flexibility options and to provide your input for the Board of Education to consider.

 

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