Gov. Perdue, U.S. Sen. Isakson Honor National Charter Schools Week in Georgia
April 28, 2010
ATLANTA — Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed a proclamation on Wednesday, declaring the week of May 3-8 as “Charter Schools Week in Georgia.”
Gov. Perdue signed the proclamation in honor of next week being National Charter Schools Week.
Among those in the Governor’s Office to witness the signing were students from Brighten Academy in Douglas County, DeKalb Academy for Technology and the Environment (DATE), Charles Drew Charter School in Atlanta and Woodland Elementary Charter School in north Fulton County. Joining the students were State Rep. Alisha Morgan (D-Austell), Georgia Department of Education Charter Schools Division Director Louis Erste, Georgia Charter Schools Association Board Chair BJ VanGundy, as well as Brighten Academy administrator Lisa McDonald, DATE Principal Dr. Maury Wills, Charles Drew Association Principal Greg Leaphart and Woodland Principal Dr. Ruth Baskerville.
United States Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) lauded the Georgia Charter Schools Association and also acknowledged National Charter Schools Week, on Wednesday, saying “I am proud once again to lend my support to the Georgia Charter Schools Association and National Charter Schools Week. Charter schools empower parents and families with the ability to better identify the best learning environment for success.”