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School-Based Governing Councils

To ensure local community involvement/control, each charter school will have a Governing Council comprised of community leaders and parents that will have primary oversight of the school. The Georgia Charter Educational Foundation will delegate broad authority to the Governing Council, including:

  • Setting school-specific performance goals
  • Approval of the school budget and finances
  • Operational oversight of Charter Schools USA
  • Monthly meetings to review school performance

Local Governing Council Members

  • Lyn Carden, Chairman
  • Sean Jerguson, Vice-Chairman
  • Heather Blevins, Director
  • Danny Dukes, Director
  • Kim Cochran, Director