On Tuesday, May 14, Gov. Brian Kemp issued an official proclamation declaring it Charter Schools Week in Georgia! Georgia Charter Schools Association is grateful for Gov. Kemp’s public display of support for the more than 74,000 public charter school students and 110 public charter schools in Georgia.
Gov. Kemp made the proclamation presentation inside the Georgia Capitol alongside students, parents and employees from Coweta Charter Academy, Fulton Leadership Academy, International Charter School of Atlanta, Mountain Education Charter High School, North Metro Academy of Performing Arts, Resurgence Hall, The RISE Schools and Westside Atlanta Charter School. Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones, board members and staff of the Georgia Charter Schools Association, the State Charter Schools Commission, the Georgia Department of Education and GeorgiaCAN also attended the special presentation. Gov. Kemp ended the presentation by taking a selfie on his cellphone with students and school leaders.
After the proclamation ceremony, parents, students and advocates took part in a special reception organized by Georgia Charter Schools Association. The proclamation presentation was among the thousands of events held throughout the county to celebrate National Charter Schools Week. The annual week-long celebration shines a spotlight on students, families, schools, teachers, school leaders and elected officials who have worked diligently to make charter schools a high-quality public school option.
Nationally, there are nearly 3.2 million students enrolled in 7,000 public charter schools. Charter schools operate in 42 states and the District of Columbia.