The Charter Schools Act of 1998 established a flexibility option for Georgia school districts that wish to become a charter system. A charter system is a local school district that operates under the terms of a charter contract between the state Board of Education and the local Board of Education. The system receives flexibility in the form of waivers of certain state laws, rules and guidelines in exchange for greater accountability for increased student performance and an emphasis on school-based leadership and decisionmaking.
The Carrollton City School System successfully petitioned the Georgia Department of Education to become a charter school system that went into effect July 1, 2014.
The resulting union means schools will have more flexibility to be innovative while at the same time being held to a higher standard of academic performance – a win-win situation for the Carrollton City School System and the families it serves.
If you have questions or need additional information about Carrollton City School’s charter, please contact:
Erin McGinnis, Director of Student Services
288 Tom Reeve Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117