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LT. GOVERNOR COMMENDS COFFEE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM ON CHARTER SYSTEM APPROVAL
Atlanta, May 9, 2013 – This afternoon, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle joined State Senator Tyler Harper in commending the Coffee County School System on achieving Charter System status at today’s State Board of Education meeting.
“In the past few years, Charter School 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 Coffee County have embraced this opportunity to educate a 21st Century work-force,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “I commend the Coffee County School District on the hard work they’ve done to achieve this Charter and look forward to providing any assistance possible as they make this important transition. I’ve always believed that Charter School Systems provide a unique and innovative approach to educating Georgia’s future leaders, which is why I am so pleased that Coffee County leaders have taken this important step.”
“I want to congratulate the Coffee County School System on achieving Charter System status and commend them for the hard-work this designation required,” Harper said. “Providing every Georgia child with a quality education is our most important priority as elected officials, which is why I’m so excited for the educational opportunities that Coffee County students will have in the future as a result of today’s decision.”
Charter Systems, along with College and Career Academies, are Cagle’s educational initiatives to promote innovation and flexibility in the classroom. 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. Coffee County will become the 19th school system in Georgia to achieve Charter System status.