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Catoosa County Public Schools Chooses Charter System

The Georgia General Assembly passed a law that requires all Georgia school systems to choose a new governance option by June 30, 2015. The three governance options included: Investing in Education Excellence (IE2), Charter System, and Status Quo. After six months of listening to stakeholders and receiving input, on June 2, 2015, the Catoosa County Board of Education voted unanimously to become a Charter System.

What is a Charter System? A Charter SYSTEM is different from a Charter SCHOOL. Charter Schools operate independently of the local school system. A Charter SYSTEM is a new governance model for school districts that provides flexibility in exchange for higher student achievement. The district writes a charter application to submit to the state. When the application is approved, the district becomes a Charter SYSTEM. In a Charter System, the Superintendent shares decision making authority with school-level governance teams; however, schools within a Charter System remain under the control and management of the local board of education.

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