District 1 Board of Education representative Stan Jester is looking for comments concerning the new DeKalb School District Charter School Policies. As many of you may be aware the Georgia Department of Education has indicated they will not approve any Charter school requests without those schools being granted full governance autonomy by their local school districts; We all know how DCSS feels about giving schools complete autonomy - see the Druid Hills Charter Cluster fiasco.
Stan Jester has provided the documents the Board will be reviewing at the June 17th called meeting. Stan is also requesting comments. These new rules will greatly affect 4 schools in the Dunwoody-Chamblee school cluster (Chesnut Charter ES, Kingsley Charter ES, Peachtree Charter MS, Chamblee Charter HS).
Click on the following link to be directed to Stan's blog: http://factchecker.stanjester.com/2015/06/4431/
The following vague, non-specific statement from the proposed policy, in my opinion, allows the BOE to reject a Charter petition for any reason that they so desire. How does the district and BOE determine what is "in the public interest"?