Atlanta – We regret the unfortunate instance of alleged financial mismanagement that has reportedly taken place at Latin Academy in Atlanta. After speaking with several members of the school’s governing board, the Georgia Charter Schools Association is confident that students and academics at the school did not suffer as a result of the mismanagement. We congratulate Latin Academy’s board for swiftly launching a full-scale investigation, which uncovered the alleged fraudulent financial dealings at the hands of its former school leader. This underscores the importance of having properly trained school governance boards at every Georgia charter school. Those boards need to be well trained and fully involved in all aspects of school and financial oversight.