ATLANTA — Eleven charter schools that had been approved by the now defunct Georgia Charter Schools Commission, were approved Tuesday by the Georgia Board of Education.
By unanimous vote the full board voted to grant special chartered school status to Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology (Bulloch County), Cherokee Charter Academy (Cherokee), Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia (Coweta), Fulton Leadership Academy (Fulton), Georgia Connections Academy (Virtual), Heritage Preparatory Academy (Atlanta), Pataula Charter Academy (Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Early and Randolph) and Provost Academy (Virtual).
The state board also approved charters for Ivy Preparatory Academy (Gwinnett) and The Museum School of Avondale Estates (DeKalb), which had been granted charters earlier this month by their respective local school boards.
Georgia Charter School Association President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Roberts said of the state board’s vote:
“We are extremely pleased that the state acted as quickly as it did to address this issue. Superintendent John Barge, members of the State Board of Education, and the Charter Schools Division are to be commended for cutting through the government bureaucracy and other barriers to do what is right for the students and families impacted by the Supreme Court decision to disband the Georgia Charter Schools Commission. Now we are hopeful the Governor and members of the State legislature are working to find a way to make the funding levels more viable for these schools.”
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