ATLANTA, GA – This is the first time since austerity cuts began more than a decade ago that the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Formula is fully funded. This is wonderful news for all of Georgia’s public schools. Georgia Charter Schools Association is grateful for the leadership of Gov. Nathan Deal and House and Senate budget leaders who were able to reach this important agreement for Georgia students. For state-authorized charter schools, it will mean an additional $2.7 million in total funding. The amount for locally-approved charter schools will be determined by local school districts.
MARCH 29, 2018 Members of the Georgia General Assembly overwhelmingly approve HB 787 on the last day of the legislative session ATLANTA, GA – On Thursday, March 29, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 787, legislation that will provide additional funding for state-authorized charter schools and that mandates “forward funding” for growth of all […]
We are truly saddened by the death of former Georgia Governor Zell Miller. Miller was a true champion for education. He helped pave the way for the more than 86,000 children who are enrolled in a Georgia charter school today. In 1993, he signed a law allowing for conversion charter schools. In 1998, Miller took an even larger step by signing an act that led to the creation of startup charter schools throughout Georgia. Twenty years later, we reflect on his life and legacy and are grateful for all that he did to benefit the state’s public school students.
Georgia Charter Schools Association is grateful for the commitment by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to fight for greater funding equity for Georgia’s state-authorized charter schools. The Lt. Gov. previously pledged to support increased funding prior to the start of the legislative session. Today’s statement reiterates his support and dedication to the more than 86,000 children of Georgia who attend public charter schools.
GCSA truly appreciates the member schools that provided legislative testimony on Georgia House Bill 787. The testimony took place during a Senate Education and Youth Committee hearing on Monday, March 19. This level of engagement is critical to our work. School leaders, petitioners and board members who testified included: Dr. Gavin Samms with Genesis Innovation […]
The 2017-2018 school year marked the start of Westside Atlanta Charter School’s Middle Grades Program. The program serves fifth and sixth graders this year and will eventually go through the eighth grade. The program has been part of the school’s vision since Westside Atlanta opened its doors in 2013. Since that time, the school has […]
GCSA congratulates our member schools who received a charter renewal from the State Charter Schools Commission during the commission’s Feb. 28, meeting. The eight schools who were granted a charter renewal from the SCSC include: Atlanta Heights Charter School, Cherokee Charter Academy, Coweta Charter Academy, Fulton Leadership Academy, Georgia Connections Academy, Ivy Preparatory Academy at […]
More than 175 charter school leaders, parents, teachers, students and advocates took part in GCSA’s Charter School Advocacy Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 15. Attendees started their day at a breakfast held across from the state Capitol in the Sloppy Floyd Building. During the breakfast, they listened to a special program featuring House Bill 787 Sponsor Scott […]
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Rep. Scott Hilton and 150 Charter School Advocates to Rally in Support of Charter School Funding Equity Legislation
MARCH, 14 2018 Charter school advocates from across the state will gather at the Georgia Capitol with HB 787 sponsor Rep. Scott Hilton, the Georgia Charter Schools Association and other elected officials in support of more equitable funding for state charter schools. ATLANTA, GA – On Thursday, March, 15, more than 150 charter school students, parents, […]
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