MARCH 23, 2018
ATLANTA, GA – 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.
“Representative Scott Hilton has sponsored an excellent bill (HB787) that would provide the increased funding that our state-authorized charter schools and their students deserve,” said Tony Roberts, President and CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association. “Unfortunately, this morning the Senate Education and Youth Committee passed a gutted bill that would actually furnish less equitable funding to our public charter schools and imposes unreasonable measures of accountability in order to achieve ‘average’ funding levels that would never be imposed on ‘traditional’ public schools. We are grateful for Lt. Gov. Cagle’s commitment to put this bill back on course by restoring the vital funding contained in the original bill. We are behind him and the other state lawmakers who have pushed for this key legislation for state charter schools as they work to get this important bill across the finish line.”
Click here to read Lt. Gov. Cagle’s statement.
About Georgia Charter Schools Association
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is a nonprofit membership organization for Georgia’s public charter schools and petitioners. Our mission is to advocate for, foster and support autonomous, high-quality charter public schools throughout Georgia. We believe every child in Georgia should have equal access to a high-quality, transformative public education.
CONTACT: Michelle Wirth
Director of Communications
Georgia Charter Schools Association