County Schools Discuss Operations After 2015

The Carroll County school board in no hurry to officially declare whether it would like their system to operate as a Charter system, an investing in education excellence -- or IE Squared system; or a status quo system.

According to Georgia law, each district must declare its operational system by June of 2015. House Bill 1209 provides for amending of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education. It provides for a local school system to enter into a contract with the State Board of Education for increased flexibility that allows a school system to choose from the three operational plans.
During a Carroll County BOE retreat on Monday, Georgia’s Board Of Education Director of the Policy Division told the local school board that those current options and the current deadline for choosing an operational system could change with the upcoming legislative session.
Carroll County Schools’ Superintendent Scott Cowart said Monday that he thinks it better to make a decision after the next legislative session is complete. He also encouraged the local board to study the current options and give the central office directions for further research.
Both the Haralson County and the Carrollton City system have announced intentions to operate as charter systems.
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