For Immediate Release: Sept. 30, 2016 ATLANTA – The Georgia Charter Schools Association applauds the Charter Schools Division of the Georgia Department of Education for putting together a strong application for the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP). The Georgia Department of Education has announced it has been awarded a more than $25 million Charter Schools […]
On November 8th, Georgians will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment related to how “chronically failing public schools” are governed. Governor Deal’s “Opportunity School District” (OSD), which passed out of the Georgia General Assembly in 2015 by the required two-thirds majority, is currently receiving a great deal of media attention across the state.
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has prepared this document for charter school supporters to better understand the intent of the policy.
First and foremost, while the OSD is a significant piece of K-12 education policy, if passed, it will have little to no impact on current charter schools. At the same time, much of the media attention being given to OSD incorrectly attempts to link OSD with existing charter schools. For this reason, we recommend you know the facts about OSD.
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