Sen. Albers Recognizes Fulton County School Board

albersATLANTA (May 21, 2013) – Sen. John Albers (R –Roswell) recently presented Senate Resolution 554 to members of the Fulton County School Board. This resolution recognizes Fulton County’s Charter School Status, which went into effect on July 1, 2012.

“I was pleased to recognize members of the Fulton County School Board for their efforts to provide students with the academic rigor and school choice they deserve,” said Sen. Albers. “Charter Schools in Fulton County provide opportunities and specialized curriculums that many students would not otherwise be able to experience. While many schools are struggling throughout the state, Fulton County’s Charter programs repeatedly reach high levels of achievement in core subjects such as math, language arts and science.”

On May 10, 2012, the State Board of Education voted to make the Fulton County Charter School System the largest in the state. Prior to receiving its charter status, Fulton County Schools conducted two years of intensive research and engaged in dialogue with parents, community members, teachers and the school board.

To ensure accountability, parents and teachers were also asked to serve on School Governance Councils to create meaningful, cooperative relationships in support of both school and student achievement. The elected School Governance Councils’ main function is to develop a vision for their school, and they work diligently along with school leadership to develop a strategic plan and budget that guides the direction of their school. The goal is for each Fulton County School to develop innovative models to reflect the uniqueness and diversity of their local school community.

The Fulton County School Board was founded in 1871 and is one of the oldest school districts in the state.

 

RELEASE
For Immediate Release:
May 21, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director
Kate Greer, Broadcast Specialist
Kate.greer@senate.ga.gov

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Posted May 22nd, 2013 in Senate Press Release.