by Guest Author
EdTec is proud to announce the opening of our Atlanta office! We’re especially excited to be co-locating with our partner, the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), which allows us to collaborate with a dedicated, passionate team and stay abreast of new developments in Georgia’s education landscape.
There is a lot of momentum surrounding the charter school movement in Georgia. With so much growth in the region, there is an increasing need for high-quality schools. Enrollment in charter schools in Georgia has more than tripled over the last decade, exceeding 84,000 students in the 2016-17 school year (Georgia Department of Education). EdTec is eager to contribute to this growth by sharing our knowledge and expertise and expanding our impact in the state.
EdTec currently works with five charters in Georgia, throughout the metro Atlanta area, Macon, and Savannah. We provide these schools with full back-office support, which means we provide a CFO-level resource and a team of specialists to perform payroll, accounts payable, and accounting functions, as well as to support financial reporting and compliance requirements, enabling school leaders to focus on academic excellence. We also supported a few of these schools throughout the charter development stage by creating their charter application budgets, identifying sources of funding, and helping with the chartering process.
As part of our partnership with the GCSA, EdTec provides critical support to aspiring school leaders who participate in GCSA’s charter school incubator. Our staff works together with applicants to creates their school budgets, and, when necessary, develops multiple iterations of school budgets for district and state applications. We look forward to continuing our work with the GCSA and supporting the growth of high-quality charter schools in Georgia.
About EdTec: EdTec is a social enterprise founded in 2001 with the mission to develop, support, and advance quality charter schools. We deliver unparalleled support services spanning charter development, business operations, student data and assessment solutions, and more to hundreds of charter schools across the country. Through our core service – back-office – we provide a CFO-level resource and a team of specialists to perform payroll, AP, and accounting functions, as well as to support financial reporting and compliance requirements, enabling school leaders to focus on academic excellence. We’re a proud partner of GCSA, and we’re excited to support Georgia’s charter schools.