Advocating for Carrollton City Schools in the upcoming legislative session, the system’s superintendent has asked lawmakers for some forewarning if a change is in the air relative to the system’s applying to become a charter system.
Superintendent Dr. Kent Edwards said the district has some concerns that the state will “back off” its requirement of all Georgia school systems to publicly declare by June 2015 if it would like to become one of three kinds of school systems.
The city school system has already declared which option it would like to pursue, filing its charter system application earlier this year. That application is currently being reviewed, but Edwards asked local state representatives for a “heads-up” if the declaration requirement will be changed or scrapped.
“Our fear is that the state, when everyone gets on board like we are, backs off,” Edwards said. “If it goes away, it will be unbelievable on the infrastructure of the system, and we’re already going down that road.”
Edwards asked Reps. Kevin Cooke, R-Carrollton, Dustin Hightower, R-Carrollton, and Randy Nix, R-LaGrange, to let the school system know if they “see something coming.”