Creating A World Class Workforce

April 17, 2015

“Earlier this month The State Board of Education approved three new charter systems – Candler County Schools, Colquitt County Schools, and Fannin County Schools. They also approved a five-year charter system renewal for Floyd County Schools. Due to the success of charter systems, this comes as great news for Georgia students.

A Charter System provides the opportunity for teachers, administrators, parents, and school boards to have greater flexibility and to determine the educational needs of students within their district in exchange for specific achievement standards.

Charter Systems, along with College and Career Academies, are just a few of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s educational initiatives to promote innovation and flexibility in the classroom.

“In the past few years, Charter Systems have played a crucial role in furthering our goal of providing every Georgia child a quality education and I’m excited that the citizens and business leaders of these communites have embraced this opportunity to educate a 21st Century workforce,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.

“I commend each county school district on the hard work they’ve done to achieve their charter and look forward to providing any assistance possible as they make this important transition. I’ve always believed that Charter Systems provide a unique and innovative approach to educating Georgia’s future leaders, which is why I am so pleased that their respective county leaders have taken this important step.”

Congratulations to Candler County Schools, Colquitt County Schools, and Fannin County Schools! It seems evident that new Charter Systems may be coming on the horizon.”